Nine Inch Nails fans, today is a damn good day for you – the band is officially out of hiatus (indeed, “reinventing itself from scratch”) after the announcement of a new line-up and intentions to tour around the world from the second half of 2013!
Overnight, frontman Trent Reznor released a statement on his personal Twitter page, and on the Nine Inch Nails’ official website, the latter of which is a click-through feature from a splash page that features the band’s logo and the text “nine inch nails. twenty thirteen.” It outlines the timeline for the band’s new era and unveils new bandmates Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis and Ilan Rubin:
“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 rethink 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. TR.”
Nine Inch Nails seemed to have called it a day with their Wave Goodbye tour four years ago. The last time they were here in Australia was as headliner of Soundwave 2009. Their last album was 2008’s The Slip.
All this is just too good, and to celebrate NIN’s rebirth, we thought we’d revisit their glory days and get you in the mood with their worldwide smash hit, and their coolest clip by far.
Watch: Nine Inch Nails – Closer (Director’s Cut)