Pitchfork is reporting that Nine Inch Nails is officially back and plans on touring extensively beginning this summer and extending well into 2014. This announcement comes just as Reznor And Co. are releasing How To Destroy Angels‘ first full-length album Welcome Oblivion, which comes out next Tuesday (pre-order here).
Perhaps even more exciting is that Reznor, in an official statement, hinted that new music might be on the way. Reznor states that he was working on some musical ideas with Adrian Belew (of King Crimson). Reznor also states that, “…the band is reinventing itself from scratch…” and that the touring line up will consist of himself, Belew, Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Alessandro Cortini, and Ilan Rubin.
Head on below for the full statement.
“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.