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Posted by on February 25, 2013 at 11:31 am Follow on Twitter | Follow on Instagram

In 2009, Trent Reznor announced that Nine Inch Nails would be retiring from active touring. Four years later, NIN are coming out of retirement. Reznor announced plans today for the band to tour extensively in 2013 and 2014. Here is his new message:

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 US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.
Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.


Much like my good pal Axl Rosenberg, I lament the loss of Robin Ficke, a mainstay on the last few years of NIN touring, who absolutely delivered on stage. But I am glad that Reznor is retaining the services of drummer Ilan Rubin who is a total beast on stage.

Seeing one of the "retirement shows" in 2009 was one of the best concerts I have ever attended. Read a review here. I was so sad to never be able to see the band again, but I am excited to see what sort of show Reznor is planning for this year. I will definitely be there.

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