Watch: For The First Time In 20 Years, Tool Play “Undertow” Live

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Tool performed “Undertow” for the first time in 20 years this past Thursday (March 3rd). The song is part of the band’s 1993 studio album of the same name. Per, the song has not been played live since April 2002.

You can check out fan captured footage of Tool performing “Undertow” live below:

The Tool album Undertow would go on to be certified as triple platinum. It is the follow up to the band’s 1992 EP Opiate, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To celebrate that anniversary, Tool will be releasing a special edition release of Opiate titled Opiate2. Back on February 22nd, when we first reported the announcement of Opiate2, the band released the following information about the special edition via their Instagram account:

“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. ‘Opiate2’ (pronounced Opiate Squared) is available via streaming services on March 1, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18 (pre-order link in bio).

“Visual artist @dominic_hailstone_ (‘Alien: Covenant’, ‘The Eel’) worked with Adam on the 10-plus minute film, which is the band’s first new video in 15 years. Dominic and Adam also collaborated on the filmed pieces featured on the current Fear Inoculum tour.”


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The band have also announced an ultra-deluxe vinyl set of their latest record Fear Inoculum; when this set was first announced, it came with an intense price tag, but a retail version of the set has been announced as well, which includes a much lower price tag. You can order your copy of the vinyl set here.

What are some Tool songs that the band haven’t played live in years (or at all) that you’d love to hear them play?


Words by: Michael Pementel