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Tool celebrate Opiate 30th anniversary with reimagined single and short film

Tool announce details of Opiate², a reimagined version of the Opiate single and accompanying short film for the EP’s 30th anniversary.

Tool celebrate Opiate 30th anniversary with reimagined single and short film
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Kerrang! staff

Tool will celebrate three decades since the release of their 1992 Opiate EP with Opiate²: a reimagined and extended version of the single, and accompanying short film.

Pronounced 'Opiate squared', the band's new release sees Adam Jones team up with visual artist Dominic Hailstone for a 10-minute movie, which is considered the band's first new video in 15 years. With the single arriving digitally on March 1, the whole thing will also be out as a physical release from March 18, with a special Blu-ray featuring a 46-page art book with BTS photos and 'interviews and insights from special guests'.

"Taking it back to the beginning, Tool celebrates the 30th anniversary of their first commercially-available release, Opiate, with a re-imagined and extended version of the EP’s title-track and an accompanying short film," reads a statement from the band. "Opiate2 (pronounced Opiate Squared) is available via streaming services on March 1, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18."

After that, catch Tool on their upcoming UK and European tour:

April

23 Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena
25 Oslo, NO Spektrum
26 Stockholm, SE Avicii Arena
28 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena
29 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle

May

2 Manchester, UK AO Arena Manchester
4 Birmingham, UK Resorts World Arena
6 Dublin, IE 3Arena
9 London, UK The O2 Arena
10 London, UK The O2 Arena
12 Paris, FR AccorHotels Arena
13 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis
15 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena
17 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena
19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
21 Krakow, PL Tauron Arena
23 Prague, CZ O2 Arena
24 Budapest, HU SportAréna

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