As we reported last week, Nine Inch Nails is returning to the stage in full force this fall. The Tension 2013 tour begins on September 28 in Saint Paul, MN. Twelve shows of the the 31-date tour have onsales tomorrow. Aside from the regular concerts, NIN will appear at the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in October and the Voodoo Festival in November.
NIN is also spending the summer on a globetrotting festival circuit, including appearances at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and Made in America in the U.S., as well as Leeds, Reading and Zurich Open Air in Europe. All of the festivals are in August, and that's just a brief listing of the full schedule.
With quickly approaching international appearances, frontman Trent Reznor has recently been dealt a small challenge. On Friday guitarist Adrian Belew quit the live band, posting on Facebook a reasoning of "it didn't work." That leaves only weeks for someone else to step in and get ready. It shouldn't be too big of a deal for NIN, though, which is known for its revolving lineup, including a couple replacements mid-tour.
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After announcing its return earlier this year, Nine Inch Nails is continuing its revival with the revelation of tour dates for its first outing in four years. As first reported by Billboard this morning, the U.S. dates for "Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013" kick off on September 28 in St. Paul, MN, and end on November 22 in Seattle, WA.
The last year has been a busy one for Trent Reznor and company. The first concerts on the tour come few weeks after the release of NIN's ninth studio album, Hesitation Marks, which is the band's first since 2008. That year, the band released not one, but two albums: the massive four-disc Ghosts I-IV and the more traditionally-sized The Slip. The new record also marks the end of Reznor's experimentation with independent distribution, after he famously and very publicly left Interscope Records after releasing Year Zero in 2007. Reportedly, he discovered that going indy had more drawbacks than it initially seemed.
The U.S. dates for the tour are below. Click here to find an event and place an order for tickets.