The official statement:
NOTE FROM TRENT:
Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.
I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.
Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.
A report from Billboard says their sources have word that Nine Inch Nails may be playing at Lollapalooza. The tour isn't the only think to look forward to - Pitchfork reports that new material is on the way.
In case you haven't been up to date on Nine Inch Nails-related news, Reznor (and his producer-friend-collaborator, Atticus Ross) has won an Academy Award for his score on The Social Network, which was directed by David Fincher. Fincher also got Reznor and Ross to do the score to his treatment of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which was nominated for a Golden Globe. It featured Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the duo covering Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song." Beside film scores, Reznor crafted the theme to the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Reznor is also working with Beats' new music-streaming platform, Daisy.
Reznor already has his hands full with How to destroy angels_' newly announced tour and soon-to-be-released LP Welcome Oblivion, the side-project's debut. [Pitchfork]