This morning, Nine Inch Nails fans received the news they've been (im)patiently waiting for: the band will tour extensively, starting this summer and continuing until at least next year. Frontman Trent Reznor made the following announcement via pitchfork.com:
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.
As mentioned, the new lineup includes past members, as well as contributors from King Crimson, Jane's Addiction, and Puscifier.
If this wasn't enough, Reznor's side project, How To Destroy Angels, with Atticus Ross, Rob Sheridan, and wife Mariqueen Maandig will release their debut full-length album, Welcome Oblivion, on March 5.
Stay tuned for tour dates as they become available.