List of Nine Inch Nails concert tours

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Tour posters from the Performance 2007 tour.

Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock act, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1988, Nine Inch Nails has performed throughout the world, including tours in North America, South America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia. During its earliest incarnations, Nine Inch Nails as a live band acted as supporting acts on tours for bands and musicians such as Skinny Puppy, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Peter Murphy, and Guns N' Roses. Subsequent tours have featured Nine Inch Nails as the headlining act, with support from bands such as Unkle, Marilyn Manson, Atari Teenage Riot, and A Perfect Circle.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock band

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. The band was founded by lead singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, who was the band's only official member until adding English musician Atticus Ross in 2016. The band has signed with several major labels over the course of three decades, the current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.

Industrial rock music genre

Industrial rock is an alternative rock genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.

Trent Reznor American musician

Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock band 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.

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Nine Inch Nails' live performances contrast with its in-studio counterpart. [1] [2] Reznor writes and performs nearly all Nine Inch Nails studio material, with occasional instrumental and vocal contributions from others artists. However, Reznor has typically assembled groups of backing musicians to interpret songs for tours and other live performances. The live-band lineup has changed constantly throughout the band's history, with front man Reznor remaining the only constant on vocals and guitar. Notable musicians who have contributed to live performances include Richard Patrick, Chris Vrenna, Jeordie White, Robin Finck, Josh Freese, Alessandro Cortini, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Ilan Rubin, Mike Garson and Pino Palladino.

Richard Patrick American rock musician

Richard Michael Patrick is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is the frontman for the rock band Filter and a founding member of the supergroups Army of Anyone and The Damning Well, and has served as a touring guitarist for Nine Inch Nails. As a teenager, Patrick was the frontman for The Akt.

Chris Vrenna American musician

Chris A. Vrenna is an American musician, Grammy-winning producer, engineer, remixer, songwriter, programmer, and founder of the electronic band Tweaker. Vrenna played drums for the industrial/rock band Nine Inch Nails from 1989 until 1997, and was the keyboardist and drummer of the American rock band Marilyn Manson from 2004 until late 2011.

Robin Finck American musician

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.

Pretty Hate Machine Tour Series (1988–1991)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
Guitar Bass Drums Keyboard
Oct–Nov
1988
Skinny Puppy's
VIVIsectVI Tour
Ron
Musarra
Chris
Vrenna
North America
(10 dates)
Headliner: Skinny Puppy [3] [4]
[5] [6]
Oct–Dec
1989
Pretty Hate Machine
promotional tour
Richard
Patrick
Chris
Vrenna
Gary
Talpas
North America
(9 dates)
Jan–Mar
1990
Jesus and Mary Chain's
Automatic tour
Nick
Rushe
North America
(34 dates)
Headliner: Jesus and Mary Chain [3] [4]
[7]
Mar–Apr
1990
Peter Murphy's
Deep tour
David
Haymes
North America
(30 dates)
Headliner: Peter Murphy [3] [8]
Lee Mars
May–Aug
1990
Hate tourNorth America
(35 dates)
Support: Meat Beat Manifesto, Die Warzau, Pure, Cold Front [9]
Aug
1990
RevCo TourNorth America
(14 dates)
Revolting Cocks with Reznor [10]
Dec 1990–
Feb 1991
Sin tourRichard
Patrick
Jeff Ward Lee MarsNorth America
(31 dates)
Support: Die Warzau, Chemlab [9]
Apr
1991
Gub TourNorth America
(5 dates)
Pigface with Reznor [10]
Jul–Aug
1991
Lollapalooza Richard PatrickJeff Ward James
Woolley
North America
(28 dates)
With: Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Living Colour, Ice-T & Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes [9] [11]
[12]
Aug–Sep
1991
European tourEurope
(14 dates)
Headliner: Guns N' Roses, The Wonderstuff, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine [13]

Self-Destruct (1994–1996)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
GuitarBassDrumsKeyboard
Mar–Aug
1994
Self-DestructRobin Finck Danny Lohner Chris VrennaJames WoolleyNorth America, Europe
(53 dates)
Support: Marilyn Manson, Type O Negative, Fem2fem, PIG, Die Krupps, Treponem Pal [9] [14]
[15]
Aug 1994–
Feb 1995
Further Down the Spiral tourNorth America
(82 dates)
Support: Marilyn Manson, Jim Rose Circus, Pop Will Eat Itself, Hole [9] [16]
Charlie Clouser
Apr 1995 Alternative Nation Festival Australia
(3 dates)
With: Faith No More, Ice-T & Body Count, Lou Reed, Violent Femmes, Primus, Tool, L7, The Tea Party, Ween, Live, The Flaming Lips, Pennywise, Pop Will Eat Itself, Powderfinger [17]
Sep–Oct
1995
Dissonance/Outside tour North America
(26 dates)
With: David Bowie

Support: Prick

[18] [19]
Nov–Dec
1995
Club TourNorth America
(11 dates)
Support: Helmet [10]
Aug–Sep
1996
Nights of Nothing tourvariousNorth America
(3 dates)
With: Marilyn Manson, Meat Beat Manifesto [20] [21]
[20]

Fragility (1999–2000)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
GuitarBassDrumsKeyboard
Nov 1999–
Jan 2000
Fragility 1.0Robin FinckDanny Lohner Jerome Dillon Charlie ClouserEurope, Japan, New Zealand, Australia
(26 dates)
Support: Atari Teenage Riot, Skingame [22] [23]
Jan–Feb
2000
Big Day Out 2000 Australia
(6 dates)
With: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Atari Teenage Riot, Blink-182, The Chemical Brothers [24]
Apr–Jul
2000
Fragility 2.0North America, Europe
(43 dates)
Support: A Perfect Circle [25] [26]

Live: With Teeth (2005–2006)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
GuitarBassDrumsKeyboard
Mar–May
2005
Spring club tour Aaron North Jeordie White Jerome Dillon Alessandro Cortini North America, England
(30 dates)
Support: Carre Callaway, The Dresden Dolls [27] [28]
[29] [30]
[31]
Jun–Aug
2005
Summer international tourEurope, Japan, Australia
(22 dates)
Support: The Dresden Dolls, Saul Williams, Eagles of Death Metal, The Bird Blobs, The Follow [27]
Sep – Dec
2005
Fall arena tourNorth America, South America
(46 dates)
Support: Queens of the Stone Age, Autolux, Death from Above 1979 [23] [32]
[30] [33]
Alex Carapetis
Josh Freese
Feb–Apr
2006
Winter arena tourNorth America
(33 dates)
Support: Moving Units, Saul Williams [34]
May–Jul
2006
Summer amphitheatre tourNorth America
(31 dates)
Support: Saul Williams, TV on the Radio, Bauhaus, Peaches [35]

Performance 2007 (2007)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
GuitarBassDrumsKeyboard
Feb–Mar 2007Spring European tourAaron NorthJeordie WhiteJosh FreeseAlessandro CortiniEurope
(63 dates)
Support: The Popo, Ladytron, Serena Maneesh [36]
Aug–Sep 2007Summer / Fall international tourEurope, Asia, Australia, Hawaii
(28 dates)
With: Foo Fighters, Silversun Pickups [I]

Support: Intacto, Theodor Bastard, Serena Maneesh, The Dandy Warhols, Ladytron, Alec Empire, Unkle, The Lovesong, White Rose Movement

^ I Dublin, August 22, 2007.
[37]

Lights in the Sky (2008)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
GuitarBassDrumsKeyboard
July–Dec
2008 [I]
Over North AmericaRobin Finck Justin
Meldal-
Johnsen
Josh FreeseAlessandro CortiniNorth America
(59 dates)
Support: A Place to Bury Strangers, Boris, The Bug, Crystal Castles, Deerhunter, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Health, White Williams [38] [39]
October 2008 [I] Over South AmericaSouth America
(3 dates)
Support: Vigilante [38]

^ I The North American and South American legs overlapped in mid-October.

Wave Goodbye (2009)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
GuitarBassDrumsKeyboard
Feb–March 20092009 TourRobin FinckJustin Meldal-Johnsen Ilan Rubin Australia & New Zealand
(8 dates)
Support: The Naked and Famous, Jaguar Love [38]
May–August 2009NIN | JA 2009North America,
Europe, Asia
(49 dates)
With: Jane's Addiction
Support: Street Sweeper Social Club
August–September 2009Wave GoodbyeNew York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto (11 dates)Support: The Horrors, Mew, Alec Empire, Health, Queen Kwong, io echo [40]

Twenty Thirteen Tour (20132014)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
GuitarBassDrumsKeyboardBacking vocals
July–September 2013Twenty ThirteenRobin Finck Josh Eustis Ilan RubinAlessandro CortiniNorth America,
Europe, Asia
(12 dates)
September–November 2013Tension 2013 Pino Palladino Alessandro Cortini
Josh Eustis
Lisa Fischer
Sharlotte Gibson
North America (33 dates)Support: Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Explosions in the Sky (31 dates)
Autolux (2 dates)
[41]
February–August 2014NIN 2014 Ilan Rubin Alessandro CortiniNorth America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Latin America (74 dates)With: Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden
Support: Brody Dalle, Cold Cave, Oneohtrix Point Never, The Dillinger Escape Plan
[42] [43]

I Can't Seem To Wake Up (2017)

DurationTour legBand lineupLocation(s)
(dates)
Other actsRef.
GuitarsDrumsKeyboard
July–December 2017I Can't Seem To Wake Up 2017Robin Finck
Alessandro Cortini
Ilan RubinAlessandro Cortini
Atticus Ross
North America (8 dates)Support: Tobacco (2 dates) [44]

See also

Nine Inch Nails live performances band that plays Industrial rock

Nine Inch Nails, an industrial rock band fronted by Trent Reznor, has toured all over the world since its creation in 1988. While Reznor—the only official member until adding Atticus Ross in 2016—controls its creative and musical direction in the studio, the touring band performs different arrangements of the songs. 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, and many other one-off performances including the MTV Video Music Awards. Prior to their 2013 tour, the band had played 938 gigs.

Related Research Articles

Down in It single by Nine Inch Nails

"Down in It" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released in 1989. Released as the project's debut single, the song was the first to be written by Trent Reznor. It was released as a teaser single prior to the debut album, Pretty Hate Machine.

Were in This Together 1999 single by Nine Inch Nails

"We're in This Together" is a three-disc single by industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails for the song of the same name released in 1999. It is the 15th official Nine Inch Nails release and is a single for the album The Fragile.

Head Like a Hole 1990 song by Nine Inch Nails

"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.

<i>With Teeth</i> 2005 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

With Teeth is the fourth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on May 3, 2005 by Nothing Records and Interscope Records. The album was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and long-time collaborator Alan Moulder. It also features contributions from musician Dave Grohl.

Tapeworm (band) musical ensemble

Tapeworm is a defunct side project of Nine Inch Nails which existed in various forms from 1995 to roughly 2004. Tapeworm never released any recordings, but was frequently referenced in interviews. The band started as a side-project between Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and live-band members Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser. Through the years the group expanded and evolved numerous times to include artists such as Maynard James Keenan, Atticus Ross, and Alan Moulder, effectively turning the project into a supergroup. After many years of rumors and expected release dates, Reznor announced the end of the project in 2004.

Aaron North American guitarist

Aaron Wright North is an American musician. He was the co-founder and guitarist of punk band The Icarus Line, the lead guitarist of industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails, and vocalist/guitarist for Jubilee. North is noted for his chaotic and unconventional guitar approach, his use and command of feedback, and the flailing of his guitar wildly while on stage.

Only (Nine Inch Nails song) song by Nine Inch Nails

"Only" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It was released as the second single from Nine Inch Nails' fourth album, With Teeth. "Only" reached number one on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, where it stayed for seven weeks. It is the second successful release that Nine Inch Nails has had in the UK, peaking at number 20.

Wish (Nine Inch Nails song) song by Nine Inch Nails

"Wish" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their debut extended play (EP), Broken (1992). It was released in 1992 as a promotional single from the EP. The track features a drumming work performed by Martin Atkins.

Alessandro Cortini Italian musician

Alessandro Cortini is an Italian musician best known for being the keyboard player in the American band Nine Inch Nails, Cortini is also the frontman for the Los Angeles-based electronic-alternative band SONOIO.

<i>Year Zero</i> (album) 2007 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

Year Zero is the fifth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released by Interscope Records on April 17, 2007. Conceived while touring in support of the band's previous album, With Teeth (2005), the album was recorded throughout late-2006, and was produced by frontman Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. It was the band's last album for Interscope, following Reznor's departure the same year over a dispute of overseas pricing.

Year Zero is an alternate reality game (ARG) by American studio 42 Entertainment based on the Nine Inch Nails concept album of the same name, its expected follow-up, and a possible accompanying film or television project. Although the album was released on April 16, 2007 in Europe, and the following day worldwide, the game had been underway since roughly February 12, 2007 and was expected to continue for approximately eighteen months. The game was created by 42 Entertainment, the same group responsible for the Halo 2 promotional alternative reality game I Love Bees. Trent Reznor, frontman and sole member of the band, has called the game "a new entertainment form". In response to criticism regarding the promotion of the album, Reznor stated:

The following is a campaign timeline of the Year Zero alternate reality game. The Year Zero alternate reality game, and its accompanying concept album of the same name, criticizes the United States government's policies as of 2007, projecting a dystopian vision of its impact on the state of events in 2022. The game began in mid-February 2007 and seems to have wrapped up in April shortly after the album came out.

<i>The Slip</i> (album) 2008 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

The Slip is the seventh studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on July 22, 2008 by The Null Corporation. It was their second release in 2008, following their sixth album Ghosts I-IV, released four months prior. The album was produced by frontman Trent Reznor with collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder.

Self Destruct Tour

The Self Destruct Tour was a concert tour in support of industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails' album The Downward Spiral, which took place in early 1994, running until mid-1996, and was broken into eight legs.

Performance 2007 Tour

Two months before the release of their fifth full-length album, Year Zero, industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails began a new tour, officially called Performance 2007. The tour initially started off as a 'best-of' tour but later transformed into a direct Year Zero support tour.

<i>Another Version of the Truth</i> 2009 video by Nine Inch Nails

Another Version of the Truth was an independently released live concert video documenting Nine Inch Nails' 2008 Lights in the Sky tour made available throughout late 2009/early 2010 on Blu-ray, DVD, and various other online formats. Another Version of the Truth is also the title of an instrumental track on Nine Inch Nails' 2007 album Year Zero. The video is a 3-disc set bringing together numerous editors, designers, and web programmers to create a professional digital film, followed by a physical release created "by fans for fans".

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