Nine Inch Nails Is Back
Trent Reznor has confirmed Nine Inch Nails will tour in 2013 – four years after he brought the curtain down on the band’s live career.
In 2009 he said “I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while,” and did just that after their Wave Goodbye tour.
Now he’s decided the time is right to bring the industrial rock project back – and he’s revealed the new lineup includes former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery and King Crimson frontman Adrian Belew.
Reznor, who’s recently been concentrating on new band How To Destroy Angels, says: “I was working with Adrian on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show.
“Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked – which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
“The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.
“Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.”
NIN’s last UK appearance was at the Sonisphere festival in July 2009, during which Reznor led his band through a downbeat set.