Friday, July 10, 2009

Final Days of NIN

I was unaware until recently that Nine Inch Nail will finally be getting out the nail clippers and calling it quits. They've been playing a lot of shows with Jane's Addiction during their run through of all the big music festivals, but Trent has decided that isn't how he wants to go out.

He says:

"Getting right to the point, we're going to play a handful of shows in NYC, Chicago and LA starting August 22nd. They will be informal affairs in medium to small venues with longer set-lists, possible special guests, cool openers and other surprises. Upon reflection, the NIN/JA tour felt like we had to rush through sets due to a limited allotted set length and many shows were in daylight - it just didn't feel right to end NIN that way. An offer to headline V-Fest in Toronto (being announced soon) set the idea in motion to play some FUN shows to end this up with. If we can get it together we'll film these shows, too.

In NYC we'll be playing Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall and Terminal 5. In Chicago, the Aragon Ballroom. In LA we'll be at The Wiltern, The Henry Fonda, The Palladium and The Echoplex. These should be cool, unusual and unique shows and I hope you come out - this is it.

So far, The Horrors will be joining us for some shows in NYC, Mew will be with us at other shows in NYC, Chicago and LA, and perhaps more. Details and ticket info will be announced shortly, so check back.


From what I know you have to be in the NIN fanclub to buy tickets to the shows at the end of next week (Jul 17th) and then LiveNation will be having a presale at the end of the month (Jul 31st) for the Henry Fonda and Wiltern shows. I don't listen to NIN that much, but they've always been a band that I've wanted to see live just based on the sheer energy of their songs. Can you imagine seeing them at a place as small as the Echo? That would do wonders for my street cred! I feel like it would be a sin for me to get a ticket to the Echo show and deprive a die hard fan of their final chance to see the legendary band, but maybe I'll try anyway.

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