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Breaking: Nine Inch Nails cancel tonight’s show at the Fonda

September 3, 2009 | 11:00 am


A posting on the official Nine Inch Nails website this morning announced that tonight’s show at the Music Box @ Fonda has been canceled. It was to have been one of a string of shows scheduled as the last ever Nine Inch Nails performances before an extended hiatus. (Read a full review of last night's show here.)

The first signs of trouble came to light toward the middle of last night’s performance at the Hollywood Palladium when Trent Reznor announced from the stage that he was “really sick, and I can’t hear at all. Everything sounds like the inside of an AM radio. But we’re trying.” He finished the rest of the two-hour performance (including a surprise two-song cameo from electronic music pioneer Gary Numan) without incident.

“We're very sorry to announce that Trent is ill, and on his doctor's orders we will not be able to perform tonight's show at the Henry Fonda Theater,” reads the website posting. “This is the only information we have at this time, we're posting this early announcement as a convenience for those of you who had plans to attend. Reimbursement details will be posted as soon as we figure them out; likely within the next 24 hours.” The fate of the remaining shows scheduled for the Wiltern and the Echoplex have yet to be determined.

-- Scott T. Sterling

UPDATE: According to nin.com, the final dates of the "Wave Goodbye" tour have been rescheduled. The show at the Echoplex will happen on Sept. 6 as planned. The Fonda show has been moved to Sept. 8, while the Wiltern show (which will now be the last show) is set for Sept. 10. 

Photo: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday night. Credit: Ann Johansson