Tool have tweeted out a photo of a mysterious vault. They wrote, “Hey Zahi, please don’t let Geraldo Rivera open this thing during a live television broadcast!”
The tweet is a reference to The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults, an infamous two-hour live American television special that was broadcast one time only in syndication on April 21, 1986.
Hosted by TV personality Geraldo Rivera, the special centered on the opening of a secret vault in the Lexington Hotel once owned by noted crime lord Al Capone, which turned out to be empty except for debris. The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults is available in its entirety on Geraldo’s website.
When the vault was finally opened, the only things found inside were dirt and several empty bottles, including one Rivera claimed was for moonshine bathtub gin. After several attempts to dig further into the vault, Geraldo admitted defeat and voiced his disappointment to the viewers, apologizing as he thanked the excavation team for their efforts. Although it gathered criticism and became infamous for its disappointing ending, the program was the most-watched syndicated television special that year with an estimated audience of 30 million. After the show, Rivera was quoted as saying “Seems like we struck out.”
Hey Zahi, please don't let Geraldo Rivera open this thing during a live television broadcast! pic.twitter.com/jH5yEReiGC
— TOOL effing TOOL (@Tool) July 12, 2018