Nine Inch Nails did a Wave Goodbye tour back in 2009, which was supposed to be the band’s last for a while, but today, Trent Reznor announced that his groundbreaking project will be making its live return later this year. The first shows will begin in the summer, followed by a U.S. arena tour in the fall with worldwide dates to continue into next year. Alongside Reznor, the lineup will include Jane’s Addiction’s Eric Avery, King Crimson’s Adrian Belew and Telefon Tel Aviv’s Josh Eustis as well as former collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.
Reznor’s full statement on the reemergence and reinvention of NIN is as follows:
Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.
I was working with Adrian Belew 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 U.S. this fall and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.
Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.
Check out this video clip from their 2009 tour, and stay tuned for tour dates.