In case you missed the amazing news yesterday, Trent Reznor decided to announce very directly that Nine Inch Nails was coming back this summer with a tour, a new lineup featuring Adrian Belew (from King Crimson), and potential festival dates like Lollapalooza already rumored to be lined up for the return of the band.
Here’s the note from Trent on the subject (via Pitchfork):
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.
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