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Nine Inch Nails not done yet: Reznor plotting four dates in L.A.

July 7, 2009 |  7:46 pm


So Trent Reznor's recent comments from the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival stage that he had played his last shows on U.S soil? Strike those from the record. Here's some good news for those who missed Nine Inch Nails' supposedly last Southern California show in Irvine this May.

Reznor posted today on the band's official website that the act will perform a string of dates in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles beginning August 22. Individual dates weren't announced, but Reznor writes that NIN will grace the stages at the Wiltern, the Henry Fonda Theatre, the Palladium and, in what will surely be one of the hottest, most-packed shows in Los Angeles in 2009, the Echoplex.

 Mew is tapped as the opening act on Nine Inch Nails' four-date L.A. residency.
Reznor noted earlier this year that Nine Inch Nails would "disappear for a while" in a posting on the band's website. Reznor's statements had always been vague enough to not completely shut the door, leaving open the possibility for more studio work under the Nine Inch Nails banner.

But after touring the country with Jane's Addiction (the NIN/JA tour), Reznor apparently had a change of heart. He posted today on the official NIN site that the upcoming tour dates "will be informal affairs in medium to small venues with longer set-lists, possible special guests, cool openers and other surprises. Upon reflection, the NIN/JA tour felt like we had to rush through sets due to a limited allotted set length and many shows were in daylight -- it just didn't feel right to end NIN that way."

-- Todd Martens

Photo: Trent Reznor. Credit: Associated Press