|Tour by Nine Inch Nails|
A promotional poster for Nine Inch Nails' concert in London on November 29, 1999 as part of their Fragility v1.0 tour.
|Associated album||The Fragile|
|Start date||November 14, 1999|
|End date||July 9, 2000|
|No. of shows|| 75|
44 in North America
20 in Europe
6 in Oceania
5 in Asia
|Nine Inch Nails concert chronology|
The Fragility Tour was a concert tour in support of industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile album, which took place in late 1999, running until mid-2000, and was broken into two major legs, Fragility v1.0 and Fragility v2.0 respectively. Destinations included Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and North America.
A concert tour is a series of concerts by an artist or group of artists in different cities, countries or locations. Often concert tours are named to differentiate different tours by the same artist and to associate a specific tour with a particular album or product. Especially in the popular music world, such tours can become large-scale enterprises that last for several months or even years, are seen by hundreds of thousands or millions of people, and bring in millions of dollars in ticket revenues. A performer who embarks on a concert tour is called a touring artist.
Industrial rock is a musical genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.
Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band that was formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. The band consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, as well as English musician Atticus Ross. Over the course of their three-decade existence, the band has signed with several major labels, the most current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.
The tour featured increasingly large production values, including a triptych video display created by contemporary video artist Bill Viola.The images displayed on the triptych focused on storm and water imagery. "I don't want to do the standard 'rock band in a hockey arena' show", said Trent Reznor. "I want to up the par a little bit. I think our stage show has had a lot of thought put into it. It's not like a Korn or Rob Zombie show where they just go into the prop cupboard and pull out as much shit as they can. I hope, when people see our shows, they go, 'Fuck, that was smarter than that Korn tour I saw, but not in a pretentious way – it kicked ass.' On our previous tour the audience was our enemy but, this time around, we're best friends with the audience at the end of shows. Everyone's connected."
A triptych is a work of art that is divided into three sections, or three carved panels that are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open. It is therefore a type of polyptych, the term for all multi-panel works. The middle panel is typically the largest and it is flanked by two smaller related works, although there are triptychs of equal-sized panels. The form can also be used for pendant jewelry.
Bill Viola is a contemporary video artist whose artistic expression depends upon electronic, sound, and image technology in New Media. His works focus on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as birth, death and aspects of consciousness.
Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. He is the founder, primary musician, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock project Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016. His first release under the Nine Inch Nails name, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released nine Nine Inch Nails studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012.
Rolling Stone magazine named Fragility v2.0 the best tour of 2000.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content.
The Fragility v2.0 North American leg was filmed and recorded for the live album and double DVD tour documentary And All that Could Have Been , which was released in 2002.
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On May 20, 2000, Nine Inch Nails performed their 500th gig (in count) at the Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta.
Atlanta is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is also the 38th most-populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. A small portion of the city extends eastward into neighboring DeKalb County.
Before several of the later performances, Recoil's 2000 album Liquid was played over the PA system.
Recoil is a musical project created by English musician and former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder. Essentially a solo venture, Recoil began whilst Wilder was still in Depeche Mode as an outlet for his experimental, less pop-oriented compositions. Once he announced his departure from the group in 1995, Recoil became Wilder's primary musical enterprise.
Liquid is the fifth studio album by Recoil, released by Mute Records on March 21, 2000. It was recorded at Alan Wilder's home studio, The Thin Line, in Sussex, during sessions that lasted from July 1998 to June 1999. The album was produced by Alan Wilder, with production assistance and co-ordination by Hepzibah Sessa, and additional production and sound design by PK. Liquid is Recoil's fifth album release.
On July 9, 2000, the rest of the tour was cancelled due to "band illness". The most notable "illness" was eight days earlier when the band went to London for a concert, and Reznor almost died from a heroin overdose, mistaking the heroin for cocaine, which he was addicted to at the time. He went into and completed rehab in 2001.
"Something I Can Never Have" was played once in Europe. "Reptile", "Please" and/or "Even Deeper" were added at some shows.
|November 14, 1999||Barcelona||Spain||Pabellon de la Valle Hebron|
|November 17, 1999||Milan||Italy||Alcatraz|
|November 19, 1999||Munich||Germany||Colosseum|
|November 20, 1999||Vienna||Austria||Libro Music Hall|
|November 22, 1999||Berlin||Germany||Columbiahalle|
|November 23, 1999||Copenhagen||Denmark||KB-Hallen|
|November 25, 1999||Paris||France||Zénith de Paris|
|November 26, 1999||Düsseldorf||Germany||Stahlwerk|
|November 28, 1999||Tilburg||Netherlands||013|
|November 29, 1999||London||England||Brixton Academy|
|December 1, 1999|
Same as above.
|January 10, 2000||Tokyo||Japan||Tokyo Bay NK Hall|
|January 11, 2000|
|January 12, 2000|
|January 14, 2000||Yokohama||Pacifico Yokohama|
|January 15, 2000||Osaka||Castle Hall|
These shows featured shorter and more aggressive setlists.
|January 21, 2000||Auckland||New Zealand||Ericsson Stadium|
|January 23, 2000||Gold Coast||Australia||Gold Coast Parklands|
|January 26, 2000||Sydney||Sydney Showground|
|January 30, 2000||Melbourne||Royal Melbourne Showgrounds|
|February 4, 2000||Adelaide||Adelaide Showgrounds|
|February 6, 2000||Perth||Bassendean Oval|
"The Big Come Down", "Get Down, Make Love", "Reptile" and "The Fragile" made a number of occasional appearances.
|April 3, 2000||Los Angeles||United States||Grand Olympic Auditorium|
|April 12, 2000||Cleveland, Ohio||CSU Convocation Center|
|April 14, 2000||Auburn Hills, Michigan||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|April 15, 2000||Columbus, Ohio||Schottenstein Center|
|April 17, 2000||Minneapolis||Target Center|
|April 18, 2000||Milwaukee||U.S. Cellular Arena|
|April 20, 2000||Indianapolis||Conseco Fieldhouse|
|April 21, 2000||Chicago||UIC Pavilion|
|April 22, 2000||Madison, Wisconsin||Dane County Expo Center|
|April 25, 2000||Grand Rapids, Michigan||Van Andel Arena|
|April 26, 2000||Chicago||UIC Pavilion|
|April 28, 2000||Toronto||Canada||Maple Leaf Gardens|
|April 29, 2000||Buffalo, New York||United States||HSBC Arena|
|April 30, 2000||Montreal||Canada||Molson Centre|
|May 2, 2000||Worcester, Massachusetts||United States||Centrum Centre|
|May 3, 2000||Providence, Rhode Island||Providence Civic Center|
|May 4, 2000||Hartford, Connecticut||Hartford Civic Center|
|May 6, 2000||Philadelphia||First Union Spectrum|
|May 7, 2000||Burgettstown, Pennsylvania||Star Lake Amphitheater|
|May 9, 2000||New York City||Madison Square Garden|
|May 12, 2000||Columbia, Maryland||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|May 13, 2000||Raleigh, North Carolina||Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek|
|May 14, 2000||Charlotte, North Carolina||Blockbuster Pavilion|
|May 17, 2000||Miami||Miami Arena|
|May 18, 2000||Lakeland, Florida||Lakeland Center|
|May 20, 2000||Atlanta||Lakewood Amphitheater|
|May 22, 2000||Houston||Compaq Center|
|May 23, 2000||Dallas||Starplex Amphitheater|
|May 25, 2000||New Orleans||New Orleans Arena|
|May 27, 2000||Maryland Heights, Missouri||Riverport Amphitheater|
|May 28, 2000||Kansas City, Missouri||Kemper Arena|
|May 30, 2000||Omaha, Nebraska||Omaha Civic Auditorium|
|June 2, 2000||Paradise, Nevada||Thomas & Mack Center|
|June 3, 2000||San Diego||Cox Arena|
|June 4, 2000||Phoenix, Arizona||America West Arena|
|June 6, 2000||Anaheim, California||Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim|
|June 7, 2000||Daly City, California||Cow Palace|
|June 9, 2000||George, Washington||The Gorge Amphitheatre|
|June 10, 2000||Portland, Oregon||Rose Garden Arena|
|June 12, 2000||Spokane, Washington||Spokane Arena|
|June 13, 2000||Vancouver, British Columbia||Canada||General Motors Place|
|June 15, 2000||Wheatland, California||United States||Sacramento Valley Amphitheater|
|June 17, 2000||West Valley City, Utah||E Center|
|June 18, 2000||Denver, Colorado||Pepsi Center|
These shows featured shorter and more aggressive setlists.
|June 23, 2000||Somerset||England||Glastonbury Festival|
|June 24, 2000||Scheeßel||Germany||Hurricane Festival|
|June 25, 2000||Tuttlingen||Southside Festival|
|June 29, 2000||Roskilde||Denmark||Roskilde Festival|
|June 30, 2000||Werchter||Belgium||Rock Werchter|
|July 4, 2000||Kristiansand||Norway||Quart Festival|
|July 7, 2000||Belfort||France||Eurockéennes|
|July 8, 2000||Wiesen||Austria||Forestglade Festival|
|July 9, 2000||Monza||Italy||Monza Rock Festival|
|May 10, 2000||Uniondale, New York||United States||Nassau Coliseum|
|July 1, 2000||London||England||London Arena||Date canceled due to "band illness".|
And All That Could Have Been is a double album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on January 22, 2002 by Nothing and Interscope Records. The live album contains music recorded during the Fragility v2.0 US tour in 2000. Disc one is a live album of most of their normal set list of the time, while disc two contains a studio album titled Still, containing "deconstructed" versions of previous Nine Inch Nails songs and some new material. The double DVD set, sold separately, includes video recordings of the songs performed on the CD, as well as additional song performances and footage from the tour.
The Fragile is the third studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released as a double album on September 21, 1999 by Nothing and Interscope Records. It was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and longtime collaborator Alan Moulder. It was recorded throughout 1997 to 1999 in New Orleans.
"The Day the World Went Away" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on July 20, 1999 as the lead single from their third studio album The Fragile (1999). The song was the band's first top-forty hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 17, which remains their highest-ever position on the chart.
"Head Like a Hole" is a song by the American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released as the second single from the group's debut album, Pretty Hate Machine.
Robert John "Robin" Finck is an American guitarist. He is one of only a few artists who has played in two different bands listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock": Nine Inch Nails and Guns N' Roses.
Closure is the first video album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on November 25, 1997. The double VHS set consists of one tape of live concert and behind-the-scenes footage from their Self-Destruct and Further Down the Spiral tours and one tape of music videos.
"Starfuckers, Inc." is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from its fourth studio album, The Fragile (1999). Although the song does not have an official halo, an edited promotional single for "Starfuckers, Inc.", retitled "Starsuckers, Inc.", was distributed with exclusive radio edits, and a video for the song was produced.
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Beside You in Time is the third video album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released in Europe on February 26, 2007 and in the United States on February 27, 2007. The video documents the band's 2006 Live: With Teeth Tour, and is available on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray formats. An edited version of the video aired on DirecTV's The 101 Network in March 2007.
Nine Inch Nails, an industrial rock band fronted by Trent Reznor, did various live performances throughout the world, including tours in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. While Reznor controls the creative and musical direction of Nine Inch Nails in-studio, the touring band performs different arrangements of the songs in live settings. In addition to regular concerts, the band has performed in both supporting and headlining roles at festivals such as Woodstock '94, Lollapalooza 1991 and 2008, as well as many other one-off performances including the MTV Video Music Awards. Prior to their 2013 tour, the band played 938 gigs.
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The Twenty Thirteen Tour was a concert tour by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails to support the album Hesitation Marks. It marked the return of the band for live performances after a four-year touring hiatus. It began on July 26, 2013 and ended on August 30, 2014.