Earlier this week, Pitchfork reported that Trent Reznor was returning to his roots and reforming his influential project Nine Inch Nails, with an announcement of a new recording and extensive touring through 2013 – 14.
Here is the official statement from Trent Reznor :
NOTE FROM TRENT:
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.
Although the major world tour won’t begin until 2014, NIN will begin playing concert dates this summer. According to Billboard, one of the group’s first shows will be at Lollapalooza.
Reznor is also reportedly planning to record some new NIN music. At the end of last year, he said that two new songs would appear on the band’s greatest hits compilation, due in 2014. Some time thereafter, he expects to release an eighth studio album.
Meanwhile, Reznor’s project with his wife Mariqueen Maandig and longtime collaborators Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross, How to Destroy Angels (named after a great Coil song) will release their debut album “Welcome oblivion” March 5th.
Listen to their 2010 debut EP via Spotify here and pre-order the full-length release here.
Welcome back, Mr. Reznor!