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Nine Inch Nails Share Scrapped Fall Touring Plans, Plot Possible Return in 2021


Trent Reznor revealed that Nine Inch Nails had planned to continue its “Cold and Black and Infinite” tour this fall, but those dates have now been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The trek was supposed to kick off in San Diego in September and include stops in cities like Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Toronto. The run was to feature a handful of multi-night stands at smaller theaters, and Jehnny Beth was set to open.

With the tour now off, Reznor said on Instagram, “The current plan is to finish up some scoring projects, work on my limited patience skills, deep dive into new NIN material, and hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021. In the meantime… listen to Jehnny’s record [To Love Is to Live] (comes out June 12th), continue to listen to Bowie, and don’t be too hard on yourself.”

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I was just reminded today marks the two year anniversary of when we made you show up in person for the Cold and Black and Infinite tour. Strange to think about with the world the way it is now. I look forward to the day we can once again safely be in the same space and share the experience of screaming at the top of our lungs at each other. . Speaking of which, I suppose I can let you know we HAD a tour booked this fall that continued and expanded Cold and Black and Infinite. @jehnnybeth was coming along with us.  We were excited. I’m bumming myself out right now. The what-could-have-been dates are below and we had some merch for that tour in production that we’re putting in the store (link in bio) with all of NIN’s profits going to local food banks in the cities we were going to play. . The current plan is to finish up some scoring projects, work on my limited patience skills, deep dive into new NIN material, and hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021. In the meantime… listen to Jehnny’s record (comes out June 12), continue to listen to Bowie, and don’t be too hard on yourself. . TR 5.19.20 . If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out the incredible fan-made full length concert film at link in bio. . P.S. How in the fuck did you pull this off? . Sep 15 + 16  San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre Sep 19  Los Angeles, CA – LA State Historic Park Sep 22 + 23 + 24  Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sep 26 + 28 + 29  Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre Oct 1  Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre Oct 8 + 9  Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre Oct 11 + 12  Minneapolis, MN – The Armory Oct 15  Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex Oct 17  Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Farmers Coliseum Oct 19 + 20 + 21  Philadelphia, PA – The Met Oct 23 + 24 + 26 + 27 + 29  Toronto, ON – Venue TBA . Photo: @jimlouvau

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Despite canceling the tour, Reznor added that Nine Inch Nails would still be selling the new merch it was prepping for the run on its website. All profits will go to local food banks in the cities the band was supposed to play.

Back in March, Nine Inch Nails surprise-released a pair of sequels to their 2008 instrumental series Ghosts, Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts. “Ghosts V: Together is for when things seem like it might all be OK, and Ghosts VI: Locusts… well, you’ll figure it out,” Reznor and Atticus Ross said in a statement. “It made us feel better to make these and it feels good to share them. Music has always had a way of making us feel a little less alone in the world… and hopefully, it does for you, too. Remember, everyone is in this thing together and this too shall pass.”





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