Nine Inch Nails has announced a warm-up show in Bakersfield, CA, on July 19 at the Rabobank Arena in advance of headlining a handful of festivals across the US later this summer and fall.
The last time Trent Reznor and co. took the stage was in August 2014, in support of Hesitation Marks, their album released in 2013.
The band starts this run of dates, called the “I Can’t Seem To Wake Up” tour, with brand new music in tow, having just announced the release of the Add Violence EP (July 21), part of a trilogy of EPs beginning with Not the Actual Events, which Reznor put out himself late last year.
In an interview with Zane Lowe, Reznor, now 52, laid out what he’s been up to lately and what NIN fans can expect in the future.
“I think I’d forgotten how much effort was involved in finishing a record and releasing a record, and at the same time getting the band back in shape and preparing for a few shows,” he said.
“Our plan had been to do some touring next year,” he added, “and kind of pivot Nine Inch Nails from being a band that tours for a year and a half to two years at a time and then disappears for a few years into one that might do a reasonable amount of show a year.”
From Bakersfield, NIN dips south to Los Angeles to headline FYF Fest on July 23, before traveling across the country for NYC’s Panorama Fest one week later. NIN will be supported by fellow electronic gear wonks Tobacco in Bakersfield.
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