Trent Reznor recently announced his plans for the current COVID-19 quarantine, where he listed out projects he will be working on, in addition to his scrapped plans for a 2020 Cold and Black and Infinite tour. The tour was set to have Jehnny Beth, who used to work with the band Savages. as the opener for this cancelled fall tour, although Reznor hopes that he can tour next year.
Reznor also revealed plans to work on some new Nine Inch Nails material alongside some soundtrack work. Last December, he revealed his plans to work on a new studio album and released Ghosts V & VI as Nine Inch Nails last month. The performer also unveiled a new concert film, documenting the 2018 edition of his Cold Black and Infinite tour.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out this incredible fan-made full length concert film: https://t.co/Kj6yL6gGuD
P.S. How in the fuck did you pull this off??
— nine inch nails (@nineinchnails) May 19, 2020
Reznor recently worked on the soundtrack for the upcoming Pixar animated film Soul, which focuses on a middle school teacher who hopes to become a renowned jazz performer. He also released a three part soundtrack for HBO’s Watchmen, which is a sequel/adaption of the Alan Moore graphic novel of the same name.
Ghosts V & VI are sequels to his 2008 studio album Ghosts I-IV, which are largely experimental music compositions between Ross and Reznor. These pieces take a more dark ambient turn, as opposed to the project’s more well known industrial work.
“Though both of these records are by no means happy, they are meditative in a way that feels especially prescient in the current moment,” mxdwn reviewer Drew Pitt explained. “While we are all stuck inside, we are laid bare to our own psyches. Both the soothing, calm thoughts that remind us everything will be alright and the pensive, even panicked thoughts that race through our minds in the darkest hours.”
Cancelled Tour Dates 9/15 Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
9/16 Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
9/19 LA Historic Park – Los Angeles, CA
9/22 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
9/23 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
9/24 Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
9/26 Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
9/28 Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
9.29 Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/1 Paramount Theatre – Seattle, WA
10/8 Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
10/9 Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, MO
10/11 The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
10/12 The Armory – Minneapolis, MN
10/15 Deltaplex – Grand Rapids, MI
10/17 Indiana Farmers Coliseum – Indianapolis, IN
10/19 The Met – Philadelphia, PA
10/20 The Met – Philadelphia, PA
10/21 The Met – Philadelphia, PA
10/23 Venue TBA – Toronto, Ontario
10/24 Venue TBA – Toronto, Ontario
10/26 Venue TBA – Toronto, Ontario
10/27 Venue TBA – Toronto, Ontario
10/29 Venue TBA – Toronto, Ontario
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat