Trent Reznor has shared an update on Nine Inch Nails’ current plans, while also revealing that the band were forced to cancel their unannounced fall tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The group are hoping to return to the road in 2021.
Reznor said the following:
“I was just reminded today marks the two year anniversary of when we made you show up in person for the ‘Cold and Black and Infinite tour‘. Strange to think about with the world the way it is now. I look forward to the day we can once again safely be in the same space and share the experience of screaming at the top of our lungs at each other.
Speaking of which, I suppose I can let you know we HAD a tour booked this fall that continued and expanded Cold and Black and Infinite. Jehnny Beth was coming along with us. We were excited. I’m bumming myself out right now.
The what-could-have-been dates are below and we had some merch for that tour in production that we’re putting in the store with all of NIN’s profits going to local food banks in the cities we were going to play. http://smarturl.it/NINOnlineStore
The current plan is to finish up some scoring projects, work on my limited patience skills, deep dive into new NIN material, and hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021. In the meantime… listen to Jehnny’s record (comes out June 11), continue to listen to Bowie, and don’t be too hard on yourself.
Sep 15 + 16 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
Sep 19 Los Angeles, CA – LA State Historic Park
Sep 22 + 23 + 24 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sep 26 + 28 + 29 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Oct 1 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Oct 8 + 9 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
Oct 11 + 12 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Oct 15 Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex
Oct 17 Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Oct 19 + 20 + 21 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Oct 23 + 24 + 26 + 27 + 29 Toronto, ON – Venue TBA”
Nine Inch Nails have surprise released two new instrumental albums, “Ghosts V: Together” and “Ghosts VI: Locusts.” You can download those for free at nin.com and stream them below:
“Ghosts V: Together” Track Listing:
01. “Letting Go While Holding On”
03. “Out In The Open”
04. “With Faith”
06. “Your Touch”
07. “Hope We Can Again”
08. “Still Right Here”
“Ghosts VI: Locusts” track listing:
01. “The Cursed Clock”
02. “Around Every Corner”
03. “The Worriment Waltz”
04. “Run Like Hell”
05. “When It Happens (Don’t Mind Me)”
06. “Another Crashed Car”
07. “Temp Fix”
08. “Trust Fades”
09. “A Really Bad Night”
10. “Your New Normal”
11. “Just Breathe”
12. “Right Behind You”
13. “Turn This Off Please”
14. “So Tired”
15. “Almost Dawn”
The band commented:
“Friends- weird times indeed…
As the news seems to turn ever more grim by the hour, we’ve found ourselves vacillating wildly between feeling like there may be hope at times to utter despair — often changing minute to minute. Although each of us define ourselves as antisocial-types who prefer being on our own, this situation has really made us appreciate the power and need for connection.
Music — whether listening to it, thinking about it or creating it — has always been the thing that helped us get through anything — good or bad. With that in mind, we decided to burn the midnight oil and complete these new ‘Ghosts’ records as a means of staying somewhat sane.
‘Ghosts V: Together’ is for when things seem like it might all be okay, and ‘Ghosts VI: Locusts’… well, you’ll figure it out.
It made us feel better to make these and it feels good to share them. Music has always had a way of making us feel a little less alone in the world… and hopefully it does for you, too. Remember, everyone is in this thing together and this too shall pass.
During an interview with Revolver, Trent Reznor revealed that he is hoping to collaborate with other artists on Nine Inch Nails’ next release. He said the following about that:
“We’re talking about doing some shows next year, maybe. Probably in the last half of the year. We have a template for the next Nine Inch Nails thing we want to do… I’ll give it away: collaboration. We’ve got a list of people we like. And we thought, kind of playing on the newfound spirit of collaboration that scoring has forced us into, seeing what happens when we mix our DNA with some other people, with a no pressure environment. Let’s see what happens. If something good happens, then maybe the world can hear it. But if it doesn’t, we put it in the pile with the other…”
It appears Nine Inch Nails are planning to record new music and tour in 2020. The news was reportedly revealed in the new issue of Revolver. Fans shared the below passage from the magazine on Reddit:
“But Nine Inch Nails is not forgotten. The band recently released ‘the definitive edition’ of its 2005 album With Teeth, and in 2020, Reznor and Ross plan to take the group back out on tour, as well as record new NIN music.”
Nine Inch Nails have released a remastered “definitive edition” of “With Teeth” on 180 gram vinyl. This version of the effort includes new packaging with a 12-page booklet featuring rare photos and an essay written by David Fricke. You can purchase that HERE.
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won a Country Music Association Award for Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus‘ hit single “Old Town Road“ due to the track featuring a sample of Nine Inch Nails‘ “34 Ghosts IV.“ That sample was previously unauthorized, but it has since been properly licensed with Reznor and Ross both receiving production credit. As a result, the two were honored when the remix won “Musical Event Of The Year” at the 53rd annual CMA Awards.
Nine Inch Nails and Marvel have joined forces to create a limited edition “Captain Marvel” shirt. That film is set in the mid-90s and Brie Larson, who stars as the title character, can be seen wearing one of the band’s shirts throughout it. Pre-orders for the collaborative shirt can be found HERE.
During Nine Inch Nails‘ December 7 show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA, the band were joined onstage by Trent Reznor’s wife, Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, for performances of How To Destroy Angels’ “Parasite,“ “Welcome Oblivion,” and “A Drowning.“ You can see some footage of that below:
Nine Inch Nails have premiered a new live video for “Ahead Of Ourselves.” This track appears on the band’s latest album “Bad Witch.”
Here’s the group’s current touring schedule:
10/22 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre (feat. Gabe Gurnsey)
10/23 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre (feat. Gabe Gurnsey)
10/25 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (feat. Gabe Gurnsey)
10/26 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (feat. Death In Vegas)
10/27 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (feat. Death In Vegas)
11/18 Mexico City, MEX – Corona Capital
11/19 Mexico City, MEX – El Plaza Condesa (Feat. The New Regime)
11/23 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre (feat. Kite Base)
11/24 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre (feat. Kite Base)
11/25 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre (feat. Kite Base)
11/27 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (feat. Daniel Avery)
11/28 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (feat. Daniel Avery)
11/30 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint (feat. HMLTD)
12/01 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint (feat. HMLTD)
12/03 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (feat. HMLTD)
12/04 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (feat. HMLTD)
12/07 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (feat. Death In Vegas)
12/08 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (feat. Death In Vegas)
12/11 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (feat. HMLTD)
12/12 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (feat. HMLTD)
12/14 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (feat. Soft Moon)
12/15 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium (feat. Soft Moon)