Trent Reznor's having a Boyz II Men moment: It's so hard to say goodbye.
After announcing onstage that his band's Bonnaroo set would be their final U.S. appearance ever, the musclebound Nine Inch Nails kingpin is having a change of heart. In a final "wave goodbye" tour, NIN will play a series of intimate-for-them shows at clubs and mid-sized venues in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago in late August and September, after they swing through Asia.
"They will be informal affairs ... with longer set-lists, possible special guests, cool openers, and other surprises," Reznor wrote on his band's official site. "Upon reflection, the NIN/[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."
The arena-filling rockers will play the Bowery Ballroom (capacity: 550), Webster Hall (1,400), and Terminal 5 (3,000) in New York; the Aragon Ballroom (4,500) in Chicago; and the Wiltern (2,300), the Henry Fonda (863), the Palladium (4,000), and the Echoplex (600) in L.A.
Reznor also announced that British punk-gazers the Horrors will support in NYC, and Danish art-rockers Mew will open select dates in all three cities.
Visit NIN.com for ticket details.
NIN tour dates:
8/22, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) #
8/23, New York, NY (Webster Hall) #
8/25, New York, NY (Terminal 5) #
8/26, New York, NY (Terminal 5)8/28, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom) *
8/29, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom) *
9/2, Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Palladium) *
9/3, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre) *
9/5, Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern Theatre)
9/6, Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
(* w/ Mew)
(# w/ the Horrors)