Trent Reznor is set to lead an entirely new edition of Nine Inch Nails out on tour this summer.
Did you really expect Nine Inch Nails to stay dead? A project which effectively revolved around Trent Reznor, as long as the Industrial godhead was still making music rumours would circulate about a possible reformation.
Never hiding his intentions to return to the moniker, Trent Reznor began dropping hints about potential new material during interviews last year. Now the American artist has posted a statement online, confirming that Nine Inch Nails are set to go back out on the road this summer.
Trent Reznor will lead the group, with Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv set to be involved. Other collaborators on the tour will include previous Nine Inch Nails cohorts Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.
Here's the note in full.
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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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Meanwhile, Trent Reznor's other group How To Destroy Monsters are preparing for the release of their debut album - watch out for 'Welcome oblivion' from March 4th.