Published Jul 08, 2009Well, we had to put "final" in quotes because we've been down this road before. Still, just in case, Nine Inch Nails fans better get out to these just-announced shows because Trent Reznor is saying this is the end, and this time for real.
Reznor has added a few final (er, "final") dates to NIN's current tour, shows that find the band hitting New York City, Chicago, L.A. and - Canucks get excited - a headlining slot at the V-Fest in Orillia, ON.
Trent Reznor said on NIN's website that the shows will kick off August 22 and "will be informal affairs in medium to small venues with longer set-lists, possible special guests, cool openers and other surprises. Upon reflection, the NIN/JA [Jane's Addiction] tour felt like we had to rush through sets due to a limited allotted set length and many shows were in daylight - it just didn't feel right to end NIN that way.
"An offer to headline V-Fest in Toronto (being announced soon) set the idea in motion to play some FUN shows to end this up with. If we can get it together we'll film these shows too."
Specific dates have not been announced yet but of note, one of the venues is the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, which has a capacity of a mere 550. The band will also play Webster Hall and Terminal 5 in New York. In L.A. it's the Wiltern, the Henry Fonda Theatre, the Hollywood Palladium and the Echoplex. In Chicago, it'll be the Aragon Ballroom.
Mew and the Horrors will be opening at the New York shows, with Mew also warming up the crowd in Chicago and L.A.
By the sounds o things, these will be shows to remember. And, maybe, just maybe, the band's last.
"These should be cool, unusual and unique shows," Reznor say, "and I hope you come out - this is it."