Performance 2007 Tour

Last updated
Performance 2007
Tour by Nine Inch Nails
NIN Munich 2007.jpg
Nine Inch Nails during the Performance 2007 tour. From left to right: (front) White, Reznor, North, (back) Cortini, Freese
Associated album Year Zero
Start dateFebruary 10, 2007
End dateSeptember 18, 2007
No. of shows76
58 in Europe
10 in Asia
7 in Australia
1 in North America
Nine Inch Nails concert chronology

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 (since no songs from Year Zero were played at the first few days) but later transformed into a direct Year Zero support tour.


Prior to the beginning of the tour, Trent Reznor in an interview described it as an opportunity to play with the same line-up again, visiting some places the band did not play in before and revisiting music from all the different areas of Nine Inch Nails rather than focusing entirely on the new album.

The production on this tour was minimal so the heaviest setlist rotation in the band's history occurred, covering about 50 songs from all their albums. [1]


Pretty Hate Machine (1989)"Head Like a Hole"77
"Terrible Lie"33
"Down in It"20
"Something I Can Never Have"24
Broken (1992)"Wish"79
"Help Me I Am in Hell"53
"Gave Up"66
The Downward Spiral (1994)"Mr. Self Destruct"19
"March of the Pigs"76
"The Becoming"9
The Fragile (1999)"Somewhat Damaged"18
"The Day the World Went Away"27
"The Frail"27
"The Wretched"21
"We're in This Together"4
"The Fragile"6
"Even Deeper"3
"No, You Don't"51
"La Mer"26
"Into the Void"21
"Starfuckers, Inc."5
"The Big Come Down"16
With Teeth (2005)"You Know What You Are?"16
"The Collector"4
"The Hand That Feeds"80
"Love Is Not Enough"8
"With Teeth"2
"The Line Begins To Blur"7
Year Zero (2007)"HYPERPOWER!"35
"The Beginning of the End"53
"The Good Soldier"35
"Me, I'm Not"34
"Capital G"9
"The Great Destroyer"24
Covers"Get Down, Make Love" (Queen)4
"Suck" (Pigface)49
"Dead Souls" (Joy Division)31
Songs from soundtracks movies"Burn" (Natural Born Killers)63
"Deep" (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider)8

Band line-up

Tour legs

Europe (Spring Tour)


Two Year Zero songs made their debut on this leg ("Survivalism" and "The Beginning of the End"), as well as a few old, never before played live songs: "Last" from Broken , "We're in This Together" from The Fragile and a deconstructed version of "The Fragile" from Still . At a show in Madrid, Spain, ten tracks from The Downward Spiral were performed, the first seven of which were performed in their exact order on the album; three of these ("Heresy", "Ruiner", "The Becoming") returned to the setlist for the first time since the Self-Destruct tour.

During a concert in Lisbon, Portugal, a USB flash drive was found in a men's bathroom stall containing an intentionally leaked high-quality MP3 of the track "My Violent Heart", a song from the then-unreleased album, Year Zero. [2] A second USB drive was found after a concert in Barcelona, containing the track "Me, I'm Not". [3]

On April 18, Nine Inch Nails fans received in-game telephone-calls in which they were invited to a "resistance meeting" in Los Angeles. At the meeting, fans attended a fictional Art is Resistance meeting, and were later rewarded by an unannounced performance by Nine Inch Nails. The concert was cut short as the meeting was raided by a fictional SWAT team and the audience was rushed out of the building. [4]

Support acts


February 10, 2007 Lisbon PortugalColiseum
February 11, 2007
February 12, 2007
February 14, 2007 Madrid SpainLa Riviera
February 15, 2007
February 16, 2007 Bilbao Pabellon de la Casilla
February 18, 2007 Barcelona Razzmatazz
February 19, 2007
February 21, 2007ParisFranceOlympia
February 22, 2007
February 23, 2007 Lille Zenith de Lille
February 25, 2007 Manchester England Manchester Apollo
February 26, 2007
February 28, 2007 Glasgow Scotland Carling Academy Glasgow
March 1, 2007
March 3, 2007 Nottingham England Trent FM Arena Nottingham
March 4, 2007 Birmingham Carling Academy Birmingham
March 7, 2007London Brixton Academy
March 8, 2007
March 10, 2007
March 11, 2007
March 14, 2007 Cologne GermanyPalladium
March 15, 2007 Dortmund Westfallenhalle2
March 16, 2007 Tilburg Netherlands013
March 18, 2007 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
March 19, 2007
March 21, 2007 Amsterdam NetherlandsParadiso
March 22, 2007
March 24, 2007BerlinGermanyColumbiahalle
March 25, 2007
March 26, 2007 Stuttgart Porsche Arena
March 28, 2007 Munich Colosseum
March 29, 2007 Vienna AustriaGasometer
March 30, 2007
April 1, 2007 Milan ItalyAlcatrazz
April 2, 2007 Zürich Switzerland Volkshaus
April 4, 2007 Frankfurt GermanyJahrhunderthalle
April 6, 2007 Copenhagen DenmarkVega
April 7, 2007 Orlo NorwaySentrum Scene
April 8, 2007 Stockholm SwedenAnnexet
April 10, 2007 Helsinki FinlandOld Ice Hall

Australia / Asia (Spring Tour)


This leg featured the same production as the previous European leg, but was more focused on Year Zero, as it had 5-6 Year Zero songs in each show setlist, while previously there were no more than two. "HYPERPOWER!", "The Good Soldier", "Me, I'm Not" and "Capital G" made their live debut on this leg.

Support act


May 7, 2007 Brisbane Australia Riverstage
May 9, 2007 Sydney Luna Park (Big Top)
May 13, 2007 Melbourne Metro Nightclub
May 14, 2007
May 15, 2007
May 18, 2007TokyoJapan Studio Coast
May 19, 2007
May 20, 2007
May 22, 2007 Nagoya Zepp Nagoya
May 23, 2007 Osaka Zepp Osaka
May 24, 2007

Europe (Summer / Fall tour and festival dates)


This leg featured one more song from Year Zero ("The Great Destroyer") and more extensive production, which included a traditional major visual section in the middle of the show, this time created for "Me, I'm Not", "The Great Destroyer", "Eraser" and "Only". The former two [5] [6] were played by Reznor, North and Cortini as a 3-piece, using a combination of live guitars and pre-programmed samples triggered onstage with computers and manipulated in real time using Ableton software. [7]

Support acts


August 1, 2007MoscowRussiaLuzhniki Arena
August 3, 2007 St. Petersburg Jubileyny Arena
August 5, 2007 Helsinki Finland Ankkarock Festival
August 7, 2007 Stockholm Sweden Hovet
August 8, 2007 Oslo NorwayØya Festival
August 11, 2007 Budapest Hungary Sziget Festival
August 12, 2007 Bratislava Slovakia Incheba Hall
August 13, 2007 Prague Czech Republic Slavia Zimni Sdion
August 15, 2007 Avenches SwitzerlandRock Oz’Arènes Festival
August 16, 2007 Salzburg Austria FM4 Frequency Festival
August 18, 2007 Hasselt Belgium Pukkelpop
August 19, 2007 Biddinghuizen Netherlands Lowlands Festival
August 21, 2007 Edinburgh Scotland T on the Fringe (Meadowbank Sports Centre)
August 22, 2007 Dublin Ireland Marlay Park
August 24, 2007 Leeds England Leeds Festival
August 26, 2007 Reading Reading Festival
August 28, 2007Birmingham Birmingham Academy
August 30, 2007 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
September 1, 2007 Konstanz GermanyRock AM See Festival
September 2, 2007 Bologna ItalyIndependent Day Festival
September 3, 2007 Munich GermanyCircus Krone

Asia / Australia / North America


This particular leg included the band's first ever performance in China. [8]

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that the September 18 show in Honolulu would be the last performance of the current incarnation of the Nine Inch Nails live band. Reznor told the newspaper "at this point, I want to switch things around a bit. Nine Inch Nails as a rock band configuration, we've done it and we've done it again. I see other ways I can present the material in concert, more challenging, something new. I don't want it to go stale". [9] In the same article, Reznor also admitted that "the idea of five guys playing loud music [for] two hours... has got to change once finances come into play, especially performing in markets outside of the mainland U.S. I want to whittle things down". [9]

Support acts


September 5, 2007 Tel Aviv Israel Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center
September 9, 2007 Beijing China Beijing Pop Festival
September 11, 2007 Seoul South Korea Olympic Hall
September 13, 2007Hong KongChina Asia World Expo (Hall 10)
September 15, 2007 Sydney Australia Luna Park (Big Top)
September 16, 2007 Hordern Pavilion
September 18, 2007 Honolulu, Hawaii United StatesBlaisdell Arena

Related Research Articles

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. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Trent Reznor was the only permanent member of the band until the official addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016.

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 11 Nine Inch Nails studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012.

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.

<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 by Nothing Records and Interscope Records on May 3, 2005. 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 and future band member Atticus Ross.

Aaron North American musician

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) Nine Inch Nails song

"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.

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.

Nine Inch Nails live performances live performances by the band Nine Inch Nails

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.

<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.

Modwheelmood is an Electronic-Alternative band from Los Angeles, California formed by Alessandro Cortini and former Abandoned Pools guitarist Pelle Hillström in 1998.

<i>Ghosts I–IV</i> 2008 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

Ghosts I–IV is the sixth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released by The Null Corporation on March 2, 2008. It was the band's first independent release following their split from longtime label Interscope Records in 2007. The album's production team included Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, studio collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, and instrumental contributions from Alessandro Cortini, Adrian Belew, and Brian Viglione.

<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 May 5, 2008 digitally on the Nine Inch Nail website, and on CD on July 22 by The Null Corporation. It was their second release in 2008, following their sixth album Ghosts I-IV, released two months prior. The album was produced by frontman Trent Reznor with collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder.

Pretty Hate Machine Tour Series Concert tours

Pretty Hate Machine Tour Series was a series of concert tours in support of Nine Inch Nails' debut album Pretty Hate Machine. The series took place over much of North America and Europe from 1989 to 1991. During this time, the band's line-up mainly consisted of Trent Reznor on vocals and guitars, Richard Patrick on back-up vocals and guitars, Chris Vrenna on drums, and a hired musician usually to play keyboards. The series consisted of eight tours, spanning Skinny Puppy's VIVIsectVI tour to a tour of Europe for the band.

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.

Piggy (song) Nine Inch Nails song

"Piggy" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their second studio album, The Downward Spiral (1994). It was written by Trent Reznor, co-produced by Flood, and recorded at Le Pig. It was released in December 1994 as a promotional single from the album. The song is known for being Reznor's only live drumming performance.

<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".

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.

<i>Hesitation Marks</i> 2013 studio album by Nine Inch Nails

Hesitation Marks is the eighth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on August 30, 2013, by Columbia Records. It was the band's first release in five years, following The Slip (2008), as well as their only release on Columbia. Like previous albums, the album was produced by frontman Trent Reznor alongside longtime collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder.


  2. "My Violent Heart leaks, Year Zero discussion forum". The NIN Hotline. 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  3. "Me, I'm Not found on flash drive in Barcelona". The NIN Hotline. 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  4. "Secret NIN Show in LA Raided By Police". The NIN Hotline. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  5. "Performance footage of "Me, I'm Not"" . Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  6. "Performance footage of "The Great Destroyer"" . Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  7. "Trent Reznor Bebo Blog entry discussing use of Ableton for live performances". Trent Reznor via Bebo. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
  8. ", what a fuck!". The NIN Hotline. 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  9. 1 2 Chun, Gary (2007-09-14). "Reznor's edge cuts NIN's bleak outlook". Honolulu Star-Bulletin . Retrieved 2007-09-18.