Nine Inch Nails' Touring Lineup Brings R&B Pedigree With D'Angelo, Stones Alums

New backup singers can be heard on snippet of "All Time Low" rehearsal video

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Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor performs at Lollapalooza 2013 Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images
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Following a summer of incredible festival gigs and one intimate L.A. show for the release of Hesitation Marks, Nine Inch Nails are about to embark on their headlining arena trek, and they're bringing some added firepower with them.

SPIN cover star Trent Reznor tweeted out the lineup for the Tension 2013 tour, revealing that NIN will be backed by vocalists Sharlotte Gibson, who sang backup on American Idol, and veteran session singer Lisa Fischer, who has toured with the Rolling Stones for more than 15 years. Perhaps most exciting is the addition of world-renowned bassist Pino Palladino, who played on Hesitation Marks and has performed with a vast array of artists over his 30-plus-year career, including D'Angelo's Voodoo album and tour and several post-John-Entwistle incarnations of the Who. The lineup is rounded out by Alessandro Cortini, Joshua Eustis, Robin Finck, and Ilan Rubin.

Juding by a brief rehearsal clip of "All Time Low" that Reznor uploaded, the group's new lineup has a much funkier edge than any previous NIN incarnation.

The Tension 2013 tour kicks off Saturday, September 28 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and runs through November 25. Reznor promised "surprises" in the already massive and complex stage production. Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gary Numan, and Autolux will open, and full tour dates are below.

Nine Inch Nails' Tension 2013 Tour dates:

September 28* – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
September 30* – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
October 1* – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
October 3* – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
October 4* – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
October 5* – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
October 7* – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
October 8* – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
October 11** – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
October 12** – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
October 14** – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 15** – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 18** – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
October 19** – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
October 21** – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
October 22** – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
October 24** – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
October 30+ – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
October 31+ – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
November 5* – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
November 8* – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
November 9* – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
November 11* – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
November 13* – Broomfield, CO @ 1stBANK Center
November 15* – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
November 16* – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
November 18* – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
November 19* – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
November 21* – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
November 22* – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
November 24++ – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
November 25++ – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome

* Explosions in the Sky supporting
** Godspeed You! Black Emperorsupporting
+ Gary Numan supporting
++ Autolux supporting

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