Four years since retiring the live incarnation of Nine Inch Nails, frontman Trent Reznor this morning announced he is resurrecting the band with a new lineup that includes King Crimson guitar whiz Adrian Belew and former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery, and will mount a U.S. arena tour this fall and perform dates worldwide in 2014.
In a statement posted at Pitchfork, Reznor reveals that recent work with Belew — who guested on The Downward Spiral — led him to “re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be.” Ultimately, he crafted a new lineup, and began making plans for extensive touring over the next year.
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.
The Nine Inch Nails tour will follow the live debut of Reznor’s other project, How to Destroy Angels, which is playing Coachella and a short run of U.S. dates this spring. The band’s debut album, Welcome Oblivion, is due out March 5, and can be streamed in full at Pitchfork.