Nine Inch Nails ‘Wave Goodbye’ To New York City


And so … my NYC NINventure has come to a close. Last night, Nine Inch Nails played their second show at Terminal 5, which was their last in NYC for the foreseeable future. It’s hard to believe that all 4 NYC shows are over already but the band are already on their way to Chicago, IL for the 2 shows there before they make their way to Canada for their final festival performance there. Last night’s Terminal 5 show clocked in at about 2 hours and 45 minutes and provided a raucously fun send off for the NYC fans:

Peter Murphy was, once again, a special guest performer for last night’s show but he managed to out do his surprise appearance at Tuesday night’s show. After the jump, check out a few of my photos, check out the full 32 song setlist and watch video of NIN performing the amazing song Something I Can Never Have

Pinion/Somewhat Damaged (Video)
Wish (Video)
Last (Video)
Sin (Video)
March of The Pigs
Something I Can Never Have
Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now) (Video)
Metal (Gary Numan) (Video)
Terrible Lie (Video)
Head Down
Burn (Video)
Gave Up
La Mer
The Frail
The Wretched
Gone, Still (Video)
Lights In The Sky
The Downward Spiral (Video)
The Good Soldier
Dead Souls (Joy Division)
Hurt (Video)

Encore #1:

Down In It (Video)
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole

Encore #2:

Reptile (with Peter Murphy) (Video)
A Strange Kind Of Love/Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus) (with Peter Murphy) (Video)
Final Solution (Pere Ubu) (with Peter Murphy) (Video)

Here are a couple of photos that I did not take but they were posted on the official NIN forum and are very cool and should be shared:

Trent was playing this recorder while Peter Murphy was singing A Strange Kind of Love … just too freakin’ cool. I managed to get video of the band performing Something I Can Never Have:

All in all this show, much like the 3 previous shows, was special in its own right. NIN really played thru a great catalog of songs over the 4 concerts, which I’m sure the fans greatly appreciated. I can’t believe the NYC shows are finished … but at least I have the 4 LA shows to look forward to. I also have my upcoming interview with Trent Reznor to plan for … good times ahead. Those of you attending the Chicago shows, have an amazing time for me … and let us all know how great they are!

And so, NYC, I have to bid thee farewell for now … I’m hopping a plane in a few hours and then it’s back to LA LA Land. See y’all on the West Side tomorrow!!

  • monica

    Something I Can Never Have is by FAR my fave NIN song. Thanks so much for sharing the video!

  • Kate

    Hey Trent – thanks for sharing your show experiences with us! I’m going to the Chicago show on Friday, any suggestions on how early I should arrive to get good merchandise and a close spot near the stage? Thanks!

  • Christie

    @ monica…..ditto babe……thanks trent……i wish i was able to follow them like you are…….give them our love for us…..Thanks for sharing