Trent Reznor Announces The Return Of Nine Inch Nails


Since the beginning of the year last month we have been talking about how 2013 is shaping up to be a really great year for music and Trent Reznor has officially certified that 2013 will be THE best year for music in many, many years. Just when we were starting to calm down from the exciting news that Reznor’s new band How to Destroy Angels will be touring some this year, he announces the RETURN OF NINE INCH NAILS!!! I must confess, I was aware that NIN would be coming together to play a concert later this year (and, for me, that was more than exciting enough) but I was not privy to the amazing news that the band is being reimagined, reformed and will be hitting the road for an EXTENSIVE tour that will span both 2013 and 2014. This is TRULY the best news to wake up to as we start this final week of February. NIN is BACK! Can you believe it?!


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.


This is INSANE! I cannot even tell you how thrilled I am that NIN is back … and with a line-up that includes Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin and Josh Eustis?! OMG! I’m encouraged by news of this “extensive tour” because it means that I’ll get to see NIN again as many times as I like. BUT I’m worried by news of this “extensive tour” because it means that I’ll have to figure out just how many times I’d like to see the band … OMG! For me, this is the best news of 2013 yet … I can’t wait to learn more. TR doesn’t say a thing about new music but … c’mon, we’re gonna get new NIN music, right?! OMG! Nine Inch Nails is coming back … truly, my prayers have been answered!!!


  • BMcBride81

    Yes yes yes!!! Such a great way to start a week out. Just watched This One Is On Us: The Gift this weekend (including your interview with Trent) and thought how awesome it would be to have NiN-proper back.

  • Anna

    my life is complete!

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  • sarah

    What a way to start off a Monday! I’m so excited for this! I went to my first show in 92 (my dad took me). Every show since this has been amazing. Trent was not kidding when he said there would be a big surprise in a week! Also Eric Every and Joshua Eustis are joining the tour, my head might explode!!! NIN WOOOHOOO!!!!! I need more explanation points!

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  • mandylala

    BEST NEWS EVER! Don’t forget, Trent, that there is supposed to be 2 new NIN songs. Remember this article? :)

  • mandylala
    • @mandylala — Yes, those new songs will be on a Greatest Hits album due out this year. I’m hoping for a full album, tho!

    • mandylala

      Me too, Trent! AND I can’t wait to see them on tour! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! *Blood curdling girly scream*

  • rOXy

    I KNOW this made your week! All hail NIN!

  • Absurdist

    I wanna fuck him like an animal.