Nine Inch Nails to Return This Summer
Trent Reznor, the founder and creative force behind the revolving-door group Nine Inch Nails, recently revealed his intentions to revamp the band following a four-year hiatus.
A statement from Reznor mentioned a new slate of shows, beginning with select shows this Summer, including, according to Billboard, a headlining slot at Lollapalooza in August. A nationwide arena tour is expected this Fall, with international dates to follow into 2014. Perhaps most intriguing of all, Reznor noted the group’s newest starting lineup.
Aside from previous Nine Inch Nail’s contributors Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin, new collaborators include Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Telefon Tel Aviv’s Josh Eustis, and former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery.
NIN fans can thank Belew for the group’s sudden rebirth, as the instrumentalist was…well, instrumental in discussing new ideas with Reznor, that unexpectedly sparked the drive to return Nine Inch Nails to life.
Reznor described in his statement… “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.”
Not to be forgotten, Reznor’s latest band, How to Destroy Angels, will release its debut album Welcome Oblivion on March 5, with a supporting tour to follow. Reznor and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig, as well as longtime collaborators Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross, make up the group.
Fans can currently stream Welcome Oblivion free at the group’s website.
There’s even hope that the revived Nine Inch Nails will lead to a new album. In January 2012, Reznor told Billboard.com that he had written new material that could fall under the NIN library one day.
Whether fans hear that material beginning this Summer will all hinge on the ever-fascinating world of Trent Reznor. One thing is for sure though, fans are now closer than they were before.