During an appearance on BBC Radio 6, Trent Reznor said Nine Inch Nails are currently finishing up the third EP in their trilogy and that it should be out before they kickoff their European festival tour on June 22. He also said the following:
“We started out with a rigid concept, having not written them all. As we finished Add Violence we found ourselves… it felt too predictable. It felt like we were forcing things. Musically and storytelling-wise. The reason this has been delayed is because it took us a while for—what has become the third EP—to reveal itself to us.”
06/22 London, UK – Meltdown Festival
06/24 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (feat. Black Moth Super Rainbow)
06/25 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
06/27 Amsterdam, NET – Afas Live
06/29 St. Gallen, SWI – Openari St. Gallen
06/30 Prague, CZE – Aerodrome Festival
07/02 Berlin, GER – Zitadelle
07/04 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/06 Belfort, FRA – Le Eurokeenes
07/08 Werchter, BEL – Rock Werchter
07/12 Lisbon, POR – NOS Alive
07/14 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival
08/17 Tokyo, JAP – Sonic Mania
08/19 Osaka, JAP – Summer Sonic
Nine Inch Nails have posted a live video for their song “The Lovers” from a rehearsal that took place in July. That track is featured on their latest release, “Add Violence.“ In other news, the band have also announced some 2018 shows:
12/16 Houston, TX – Day For Night
06/28-30 Prague, CZE – Aerodrome Festival
07/02 Berlin, GER – Zitadelle
07/12 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival
Nine Inch Nails and How To Destroy Angels bandmates Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have recorded a cover of the theme for John Carpenter‘s “Halloween.” You can check that out below, and purchase it in digital outlets now.
“I clearly remember my friends and I at 13 years old conning our parents into letting us see Halloween when it came out in 1978.
We left the theater forever changed. We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads.
John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.”
Carpenter’s “Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998“ will be released on October 20.
Last night (July 31), Nine Inch Nails played a surprise show at the Webster Hall in New York City, NY. You can see footage from that performance below, including footage of the live debut of “She’s Gone Away.“
01. Somewhat Damaged (Tour debut)
02. 1,000,000 (Tour debut)
03. March of the Pigs
05. The Frail
06. The Wretched
07. Sanctified (Tour debut, with “Sunspots” interpolation)
08. Closer (with “The Only Time” interpolation)
09. Less Than
12. Gave Up
13. She’s Gone Away (Live debut)
14. The Lovers
16. The Loop Closes (How to Destroy Angels cover)
17. The Great Destroyer
18. Burning Bright (Field on Fire)
20. Head Like a Hole
Last night July 19), Nine Inch Nails played their first show in three years at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. During the concert, the band performed a cover of the David Bowie song “I Can’t Give Everything Away.” Trent Reznor told the crowd the following:
“It’s been awhile since we’ve played a show. At the beginning of last year we lost someone who was very important to us, and me personally, David Bowie. We were in the studio kind of messing around, and it felt like we needed to do something, to process it in some way, so we worked on a song of his that gave us some sort of closure. It felt good to us, we didn’t release it, but we’ll play it for you now.”
Interestingly, the band played the “Farewell Mix” of the track, which was posted anonymously on the one year anniversary of “Blackstar.” Nine Inch Nails were rumored to have done that remix, so now it seems the rumors were true.
In other news, the band also played some new songs including: “Branches/Bones” and “Burning Bright (Field On Fire)” from “Not The Actual Events” and “Less Than” and “The Lovers” from “Add Violence.”
Nine Inch Nails have premiered a new song tiled “This Isn’t The Place.” This song is from their new EP “Add Violence,” which will be released digitally on July 21, and on vinyl/CD on September 1. This is the second EP in the band’s ongoing triliogy.