I don't care WHAT anyone says about the music being different. I saw Nine Inch Nails back in '07 and my GOD, I wanted to have Trent's baby. I first figured this tour stuff out when Garbage announced that their awesome bass player Eric Avery would be leaving them for NIN. I kinda wee'd when I read that. 1) Avery has been an amazing asset to that band and 2) Garbage just said that Nine Inch Nails would be touring!
An official statement from Reznor:
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.
So, this on top of doing stuff with Queens of the Stone Age and...I just...I can't...I'M COMING AFTER YOU, TRENT!