Watch Tool Play ‘Undertow’ Live for the First Time in 20 Years
Tool busted out "Undertow" live for the first time in 20 years last Thursday (March 3) at their concert at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The post-metal icons are now on tour in the United States before heading to Europe for several dates in April and May.
"Undertow" is the title track from Tool's 1993 debut album. The last time it was performed publicly by the band was on April 29, 2002, almost exactly two decades ago, according to the concert database Setlist.fm.
Watch fan-captured video of the Detroit performance down toward the bottom of this post.
The current leg of the Tool's ongoing tour behind 2019's Fear Inoculum kicked off in January. The group had been off the road over a year since canceling concerts in March 2020 due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Tool singer Maynard James Keenan battled the virus twice in the past two years.
Elsewhere amid this run, Tool stopped a performance after a fan collapsed. The band started selling a Fear Inoculum box set that will be made widely available next month. Keenan also fruitlessly played the game Jenga onstage behind Danny Carey's drum kit.
In January, Tool gave Fear Inoculum's "Culling Voices" its live debut. Around the same time, they performed 10,000 Days' "Right in Two" for the first time in a decade.
See Tool's upcoming tour dates underneath the video.
Tool, "Undertow" (Live in Detroit 2022)
Tool Spring 2022 Tour Dates
March 8 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
March 10 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
March 12 – Omaha, Neb. @ Health Center Arena
March 13 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
March 15 – Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Center
March 17 – Moline, Ill. @ TaxSlayer Center
March 18 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
March 20 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Rocket FieldHouse
April 23 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
April 25 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
April 26 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Avicii Arena
April 28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
April 29 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle
May 2 – Manchester, England @ AO Arena Manchester
May 4 – Birmingham, England @ Resorts World Arena
May 6 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3Arena
May 9 – London, England @ The O2 Arena
May 12 – Paris, France @ AccorHotels Arena
May 13 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
May 15 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 17 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
May 19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
May 21 – Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
May 23 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
May 24 – Budapest, Hnga @ SportArena