Tool Say U2 Record Store Day Mix-Up Is Proof of a ‘Higher Power’
Fans who picked up the vinyl edition of U2’s Songs of Innocence this past Record Store Day were surprised upon opening the record to discover Tool’s 1992 Opiate EP instead. Tool have now offered their two cents on the incident in a post titled, “Nice Try,” on their website.
“Some very lucky people who purchased U2’s Songs of Innocence during a recent record store release found instead a copy of Tool’s 1992 Opiate EP inside,” the band wrote. “Kind of makes you believe in mysterious higher powers doesn’t it?”
Regardless of whether or not U2 fans view it as a sign from some higher power, Twitter users made sure to take the opportunity to poke fun at the Record Store Day mix-up. It’s still unclear just how many U2 records ended up with the Tool EP inside.
Of course, this isn’t the first time in recent memory U2 have been the subject of an eyebrow-raising release. When the Irish rockers originally dropped Songs of Innocence last year, they gave it to fans for free via iTunes, incurring the criticism of Noel Gallagher, Sinead O’Connor and just about everyone in between.
U2 will launch their Songs + Experience tour next month on May 14 in Vancouver. The band will play two consecutive nights in each city, except for L.A., New York City and London, where Bono and company will take up four-night residencies. Check out a complete list of dates here.
Tool – "Opiate" from Opiate