After a four year hiatus, Trent Reznor has resurrected Nine Inch Nails for 2013 with plans for summer and fall tours in the works, and well into 2014.
As he previously stated that Nine Inch Nails was not over but just changing focus, he has brought in a newly revamped lineup which includes Reznor, bassist Eric Avery (Janes Addiction), guitarist Adrian Belew (King Crimson), programmer Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), as well as previous contributors, keyboardist Alessandro Cortini and drummer Ilan Rubin.
Avery had previously announced he was releasing a new solo album in 2013, LIFE.TIME, his first since 2007’s Help Wanted. But most recently he announced via Twitter that he would be releasing one new song a week via Bandcamp. He toured with Garbage in 2012, and also is taking part in Giraffe Tongue with guitarist Brent Hinds of Mastodon, guitarist Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan, and former Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore.
Reznor issued a statement in regards to Nine Inch Nails:
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.
Currently, Reznor is involved with How to destroy angels_, the project featuring his wife Mariqueen Maandig, along with collaborators Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross. Their debut album Welcome oblivion is out March 5 via Columbia. The band will be doing a short run of dates across North America including the Coachella Festival.