After a four-year absence, the pioneers of the industrial metal scene returned with a bang earlier this month following the release of Nine Inch Nails tickets for a 31-city North American tour and confirmation of an upcoming eighth studio album, Hesitation Marks.
Trent Reznor, who has been busy with his How To Destroy Angels side-project and film composing duties (The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) since the band’s hiatus, previously announced in March that NIN would regroup for a series of festival dates this summer including Chicago’s Lollapalooza, the UK’s Reading/Leeds and Belgium’s Pukkelpop.
But in the same week he revealed that the long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s The Slip would hit stores on September 3, the 48-year-old also promised fans across the USA and Canada a full-on live experience that would pick up where the band’s last Lights In The Sky tour left off.
Joined by Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and regular band-mates Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin, Reznor will kick off the Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013 tour at St Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on September 28, taking in the likes of Newark’s Prudential Center (TicketIQ get-in price $93/average price $315) on October 15, Los Angeles’ Staples Center on November 8 ($505/$505) and Seattle’s Key Arena on Nov 22 ($644/$644), before concluding at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome on Nov 25 ($644/$644).
With an overall average price of $294, there are still over 1500 Nine Inch Nails tickets waiting to be snapped up on TicketIQ with the October 14 show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center currently the lowest get-in price at $79 (average price $360) and the October 31 gig at Orlando’s Amway Center the cheapest average price at $194 (get-in price $131).
In addition to support slots from Explosions In The Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, fans with Nine Inch Nails tickets should expect to hear plenty of new material including recent single, “Came Back Haunted.”
But the band’s last tour certainly didn’t neglect their back catalogue either with a set-list which included their first US Hot 100 hit, “March Of The Pigs,” their contribution to the Natural Born Killers soundtrack (“Burn”) and the 1995 single famously reinterpreted by Johnny Cash, “Hurt,” alongside tracks from their two Billboard chart-topping albums The Fragile (“Just Like You Imagined,” “The Day The World Went Away”) and With Teeth (“The Collector,” “The Hand That Feeds”)
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
9/28 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
9/30 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10/1 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
10/3 - Montreal, Quebec - Centre Bell
10/4 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre
10/5 - Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center
10/7 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Center
10/11 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
10/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
10/15 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
10/18 - Washington, D.C. - Verizon Center
10/19 - University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center
10/21 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
10/22 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
10/24 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
10/26 - Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
10/30 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
10/31 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center
11/5 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
11/8 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
11/9 - Phoenix, AZ - U.S. Airways Center
11/11 - El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center
11/13 - Broomfield, CO - 1stBank Center
11/15 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
11/16 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
11/18 - Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena
11/19 - Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena
11/21 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena
11/22 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
11/24 - Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
11/25 - Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome