The new line up will feature bassist Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, and longtime collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.
Here’s Reznor’s official announcement:
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.
Nine Inch Nails last tour was unique in the world of arena rock for prominently featuring modular synthesizers, devoting a section of the show to the group’s ambient music and for its stunning visuals. In the years since the last NIN tour, Reznor has devoted much of his time to soundtrack work with a experimental electronic emphasis.
What do you think of the announcement – and the new NIN lineup?