Video, Vintage Video — August 3, 2010 at 6:16 am

Vintage Video: David Bowie and Trent Reznor perform Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Hurt’ in 1995

The 1995 co-headlining tour by David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails was one for the ages, with each act playing a full set that was bridged nightly when the Thin White Duke and his bandmates joined Trent Reznor and Co. — touring in support of their epic The Downward Spiral — to perform a handful of Bowie tunes and a couple NIN songs together, before segueing into Bowie’s full set.

For years, fans have clamored for high-quality video from the trek, and as fan site The NIN Hotline notes, some finally emerged two months ago on the Vimeo page of David Williams, a film editor who apparently worked on a pro-shot film of the Bowie/NIN tour (and, among his other credits, edited Anton Corbijn’s video for Depeche Mode’s “World In My Eyes”).

Above you’ll see a superb clip of Bowie and Reznor playing NIN’s “Hurt” (with a killer guitar intro by Reeves Gabrels), part of the transition between the two sets; after the jump are clips of Nine Inch Nails and Bowie performing the latter’s “Hallo Spaceboy” together, and clips of Bowie doing “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson” and Reznor and his bandmates ripping through “Wish” (that video is labeled “David Bowie,” but it’s all NIN).

See more video from the David Bowie/Nine Inch Nails tour after the jump…


  1. This made my week – thank you!

  2. ryan woolery

    Amazing…….. Absolute perfection.

  3. Wow! I agree completely with the above comments that this made my week and it’s absolute perfection. Ohhh how I hope Bowie decides to do something live again!

  4. Those were the days….and an awesome legacy left behind by two trail-blazing talents. The quality of the clips is really good, too, and that makes it all the more special, seeing how NIN is probably history and David Bowie’s future in live performing is…unclear?…I’m keeping hope alive, anyway. Thank you for the red-hot nostalgia.

  5. NIN is maybe history, but Trent Reznor isn’t, the band was just an alias for him, nothing more.
    He’s releasing some new stuff this week. :)

  6. Laura Vanadzina

    A pity that I can’t watch those amazing videos anymore.

  7. I wish I could watch them… What is the passcode? I’ve seen them once already, but I was hoping to get another look at them.

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