Tool say mix-up over U2’s Record Store Day release ‘makes you believe in mysterious higher powers’

Copies of U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' Record Store Day release were accidentally sold with Tool EP inside

Tool have responded to reports that copies of one of their EPs mistakenly ended up inside the sleeves of U2’s vinyl release of 2014 album ‘Songs of Innocence’.

The album was released on vinyl for Record Store Day last week (April 18). However, as reported, fans who purchased the album got home to discover that inside the U2 packaging were copies of Tool’s 1992 EP ‘Opiate’.

Tool have now responded to the news with a message on their official website. The message reads: “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. Kind of makes you believe in mysterious higher powers doesn’t it.”


Meanwhile, in Dublin, Windmill Lane studios – more popularly known as the ‘U2 studio’ – has been demolished due to a local redevelopment project.

The studio complex was home to U2 as they made their early albums, with the group recording ‘The Joshua Tree’, ‘Boy’ and ‘War’ there. REM, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello have also all recorded there too.