Watch Tool play Undertow live for the first time since 2002

Adam Jones of Tool, performing in 2017
(Image credit: Steven Ferdman / Stringer / Getty)

Tool have surprised fans with a rare live performance of Undertow, the title track from their 1993 debut album.

The band opened with the song at their March 3 show in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena, treating fans to a shock change to their setlist. The gig marked the first time Tool have played Undertow onstage for almost 20 years, having last performed it in April 2002.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.