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|Tour by Nine Inch Nails|
Trent Reznor at Lollapalooza 1991
|Associated album||Pretty Hate Machine|
|Start date||October 21, 1988|
|End date||September 13, 1991|
|Nine Inch Nails concert chronology|
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.
Serving as the opening band for industrial icons Skinny Puppy, they played mostly songs from the then-unreleased Purest Feeling sessions and the then-upcoming Pretty Hate Machine album. This was the band's first official tour.
|October 21, 1988||Cleveland, Ohio||United States||Phantasy Theater|
|October 23, 1988||Cincinnati||Bogart's|
|October 25, 1988||Huntington, West Virginia||Rock 'N' Roll Cafe|
|October 26, 1988||Columbus, Ohio||Newport Music Hall|
|October 27, 1988||Pittsburgh||Graffiti|
|October 28, 1988||Richmond, Virginia|
|October 30, 1988||Washington, D.C.||9:30 Club|
|October 31, 1988||New York City||Irving Plaza|
|November 1, 1988||Philadelphia||Chestnut Cabaret|
|November 2, 1988||Trenton, New Jersey||City Gardens|
|November 11, 1988||Pittsburgh||Union Ballroom, Duquesne University (MDA Dance Marathon)|
After the band's stint as the opening act for Skinny Puppy, Trent Reznor recruited Richard Patrick to play lead guitar for the band. Former keyboardist Chris Vrenna decided to play live drums for the band after Trent Reznor deemed electronic drum machines not suitable for the band's newer material. Gary Talpas, otherwise known as art director for NIN between 1989 and 1997, replaced Vrenna on keyboards. This short tour was the direct result of Pretty Hate Machine's release and underground following after its release through indie label TVT Records.
|October 22, 1989||Washington, D.C.||United States||9:30 Club|
|October 27, 1989||New York City||The China Club|
|December 3, 1989||Providence, Rhode Island||Metropolis|
|December 7, 1989||Boston, Massachusetts||The Axis Club|
|December 8, 1989||New York City||Sonic|
|December 9, 1989||Newark, New Jersey||Pipeline|
|December 29, 1989||Cleveland||Phantasy Theater|
Due to the band's success touring smaller clubs, pioneering noise pop band The Jesus & Mary Chain took notice of the band and asked them to be the opening act for their upcoming Automatic Tour. The band accepted, and began as the opening act for the tour. During this time, the band hired Nick Rushe to be the band's full-time keyboardist. It would be the band's first venture off of the eastern coast.
|January 26, 1990||Chicago||United States||Cabaret Metro|
|January 27, 1990||Detroit||St. Andrew's Hall|
|January 28, 1990||Portland, Oregon||Pine Street Theater|
|January 30, 1990||San Francisco||The Warfield|
|February 1, 1990||Los Angeles||Universal Amphitheater|
|February 2, 1990||San Diego||California Theater|
|February 3, 1990||Phoenix, Arizona||Celebrity Theatre|
|February 4, 1990||Las Vegas||Calamity Jane's|
|February 6, 1990||Salt Lake City||Speedway Cafe|
|February 7, 1990||Boulder, Colorado||Glenn Miller Ballroom|
|February 9, 1990||Dallas||Arcadia Theater|
|February 10, 1990||Austin, Texas||Tunnel|
|February 11, 1990||Houston||Numbers|
|February 13, 1990||New Orleans||Tipitina's|
|February 15, 1990||Tampa, Florida||Cuban Club|
|February 16, 1990||Orlando, Florida||Visage|
|February 17, 1990||Melbourne, Florida||Power Station|
|February 18, 1990||Miami Beach||Club Nu|
|February 21, 1990||Atlanta||The Roxy|
|February 22, 1990||Athens, Georgia||Georgia Theatre|
|February 23, 1990||Nashville, Tennessee||Cannery|
|February 24, 1990||Knoxville, Tennessee||Bijou Theatre|
|February 25, 1990||Charlotte, North Carolina||13-13 Club|
|February 28, 1990||Charlottesville, Virginia||Trax|
|March 1, 1990||Norfolk, Virginia||The Boathouse|
|March 2, 1990||Washington, D.C.||Lisner Auditorium|
|March 4, 1990||Neptune, NJ||Green Parrot|
|March 5, 1990||Philadelphia||Trocadero Theatre|
|March 9, 1990||Providence, Rhode Island||The Livingroom|
|March 10, 1990||Boston||Citi Club|
|March 15, 1990||Cleveland||Phantasy Theater|
|March 16, 1990||Detroit||Latin Quarter|
"Something I Can Never Have" & "The Only Time" was played in some shows.
Almost immediately after touring with The Jesus & Mary Chain, Peter Murphy, former frontman for Bauhaus, asked the band to be the opening act for his solo tour. The band accepted and went back on tour almost immediately. The band changed keyboardists as well, switching Nick Rushe for David Haymes.
|March 18, 1990||Tulsa, Oklahoma||United States||Cain's Ballroom|
|March 19, 1990||Dallas||Arcadia Theater|
|March 20, 1990||Houston||Cullen Auditorium|
|March 21, 1990||New Orleans||Tipitina's|
|March 23, 1990||St. Petersburg, Florida||Mahaffey Theater|
|March 24, 1990||Orlando, Florida||Beacham Theater|
|March 25, 1990||Miami Beach||Deco's Club|
|March 27, 1990||Atlanta||The Roxy|
|March 28, 1990||Atlanta||The Roxy|
|March 29, 1990||Raleigh, North Carolina||Raleigh Civic Center|
|March 30, 1990||Norfolk, Virginia||The Boathouse|
|March 31, 1990||Owings Mills, Maryland||Painters Mill Theatre|
|April 2, 1990||Cincinnati||Bogart's|
|April 3, 1990||Cleveland||Phantasy Theater|
|April 4, 1990||Cleveland||Phantasy Theater|
|April 5, 1990||Milwaukee||Varsity Theater, Marquette University|
|April 6, 1990||Minneapolis||First Avenue|
|April 7, 1990||Chicago||Cabaret Metro|
|April 9, 1990||Detroit||Latin Quarter|
|April 10, 1990||Boston||Citi Club|
|April 11, 1990||New York City||The Ritz|
|April 12, 1990||Glenside, Pennsylvania||Keswick Theatre|
|April 13, 1990||Richmond, Virginia||Floodzone|
|April 15, 1990||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|April 17, 1990||Toronto||Canada||RPM|
|April 18, 1990||Montreal||Métropolis|
|April 19, 1990||Providence, Rhode Island||United States||Rhode Island College|
|April 20, 1990||Port Chester||Capitol Theater|
|April 21, 1990||New York City||Manhattan College|
After touring as opening acts for various bands and gaining enough of a fan base to embark on a headlining tour, the band went on tour in 1990 to various clubs and auditoriums across the North America, bringing along Dallas, Texas based band "Lesson Seven" as their opening act.This is the first of two North America tours. Lee Mars replaced David Haymes on keyboards for the tour. This began the band's notorious image of aggressive (and often dangerous) concerts in which band members would take out their anger on their instruments and through their music. Nine Inch Nails' fan base grew largely during this time.
Trent Reznor – lead vocals/Backup Guitar
Richard Patrick – Lead guitar/Backup Vocals
Chris Vrenna – drums
Lee Mars – keyboards/Programming
|May 22, 1990||Palo Alto, California||United States||The Edge Nightclub|
|May 23, 1990||San Francisco||The I-Beam|
|May 25, 1990||Los Angeles||Helter Skelter|
|May 26, 1990||San Diego||Bacchanal|
|May 29, 1990||Portland, Oregon||Pine Street Theater|
|May 30, 1990||Vancouver||Canada||Luv-a-Fair|
|May 31, 1990||Seattle||United States||The Oz|
|June 21, 1990||St. Louis||1227 Nightclub|
|June 22, 1990||Kansas City, Missouri||The Shadow|
|June 23, 1990||Tulsa, Oklahoma||Cain's Ballroom|
|June 24, 1990||Oklahoma City||Kinetix|
|June 26, 1990||Dallas||The Video Bar|
|June 27, 1990||Austin||Mirage|
|June 28, 1990||Houston||Numbers|
|July 1, 1990||Melbourne, Florida||Power Station|
|July 3, 1990||Miami||Club Nu|
|July 5, 1990||Tampa, Florida||The Masquerade|
|July 6, 1990||Orlando, Florida||Visage|
|July 7, 1990||Atlanta||The Masquerade|
|July 9, 1990||Virginia Beach, Virginia||The Peppermint Beach Club|
|July 10, 1990||Baltimore||Grog & Tankard|
|July 11, 1990||Washington, D.C.||9:30 Club|
|July 13, 1990||Trenton, New Jersey||City Gardens|
|July 14, 1990||Philadelphia||Grand Hall, Drexel University|
|July 16, 1990||New York City||Rock Academy|
|July 18, 1990||Newark||The Pipeline|
|July 19, 1990||Boston||Axis Club|
|July 23, 1990||Minneapolis||First Avenue|
|July 24, 1990||Milwaukee||Bermudas|
|July 26, 1990||Cincinnati||Bogart's|
|July 27, 1990||Chicago||Cabaret Metro|
|July 28, 1990||Detroit||Saint Andrew's Hall|
|July 29, 1990||Reading, Pennsylvania||The Silo|
|July 31, 1990||Toronto||Canada||RPM|
|August 1, 1990||Montreal||Les Foufounes Électriques|
|August 3, 1990||Pittsburgh||United States||Metropol|
|August 4, 1990||Cleveland||Empire Club|
During the winter of late 1990 and early 1991, the band embarked on the second leg of their tour, entitled the "Sin Tour". The band played more clubs than in the Hate Tour, but continued to headline venues across the country they had been playing in before. This was the band's first tour to take place in Mexico. Lee Mars continued as the keyboardist for the band.
|December 27, 1990||Pittsburgh||United States||Metropol|
|December 28, 1990||Cleveland||Phantasy Theater|
|December 29, 1990||Chicago||Cabaret Metro|
|December 31, 1990||Detroit||Latin Quarter|
|January 2, 1991||St. Louis||1227|
|January 4, 1991||Denver||Gothic Theater|
|January 5, 1991||Salt Lake City||Fair Park Coliseum|
|January 8, 1991||Houston||Numbers|
|January 9, 1991||Dallas||Deep Ellum Live|
|January 10, 1991||San Antonio||The Showcase|
|January 12, 1991||Orlando, Florida||Visage|
|January 13, 1991||Gainesville, Florida||University of Florida|
|January 14, 1991||Tampa, Florida||The Ritz Theater|
|January 15, 1991||Miami Beach||Club Nu|
|January 17, 1991||Atlanta||The Masquerade|
|January 18, 1991||Norfolk, Virginia||The Boathouse|
|January 19, 1991||Baltimore||Hammerjack's|
|January 20, 1991||Trenton, New Jersey||City Gardens|
|January 22, 1991||Washington, D.C.||9:30 Club|
|January 24, 1991||New York City||The Academy|
|January 25, 1991||New York City||The Academy|
|January 26, 1991||Boston||Citi Club|
|January 28, 1991||Columbus, Ohio||Newport Music Hall|
|January 29, 1991||Cleveland, Ohio||Phantasy Theater|
|January 31, 1991||Los Angeles||Universal Amphitheater|
|February 1, 1991||San Francisco||The Warfield|
|February 2, 1991||Tijuana||Mexico||Iguanas Club|
|February 4, 1991||Los Angeles||United States||Universal Amphitheater|
|February 5, 1991||Hollywood, California||Helter Skelter|
|February 6, 1991|
After the moderate success of their Hate and Sin tours, Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction invited the band to join up on the first year of their country-wide Lollapalooza festival. The band accepted, and their popularity skyrocketed due to the band's considerate media exposure on MTV. The song "Now I'm Nothing" was written during this time as the opener to their sets, and often bled into their song "Terrible Lie". Portions of the performances can be found on the documentary Closure . Two songs from the upcoming Broken debuted during this time. On the opening date of the concert in Phoenix, the band's equipment continued to malfunction so they were forced to abandon their set after only playing two songs.
|July 18, 1991||Phoenix, Arizona||United States||Compton Terrace|
|July 20, 1991||San Diego||Devore Stadium|
|July 21, 1991||Irvine, California||Irvine Meadows|
|July 23, 1991|
|July 24, 1991|
|July 26, 1991||Mountain View, California||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|July 27, 1991|
|July 30, 1991||Bonner Springs, Kansas||Sandstone Amphitheater|
|August 1, 1991||Saint Paul, Minnesota||Harriet Island Pavilion|
|August 3, 1991||Tinley Park, Illinois||World Music Theater|
|August 4, 1991||Clarkston, Michigan||Pine Knob Amphitheater|
|August 5, 1991||Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio||Blossom Music Center|
|August 7, 1991||Toronto||Canada||CNE Grandstand|
|August 9, 1991||Mansfield, Massachusetts||United States||Great Woods|
|August 10, 1991|
|August 11, 1991||Stanhope, New Jersey||Waterloo Village|
|August 13, 1991||Saratoga Springs, New York||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|August 14, 1991||Stanhope, New Jersey||Waterloo Village|
|August 16, 1991||Washington, D.C.||Lake Fairfax|
|August 17, 1991||Raleigh, North Carolina||Walnut Creek Amphitheater|
|August 18, 1991||Atlanta||Lakewood Amphitheater|
|August 20, 1991||Orlando, Florida||Central Florida Fairgrounds|
After their set at Lollapalooza gained them a large fan base, the band went to tour in Europe in a mixture of headlining and opening act concerts, including two shows as a support act for Guns N' Roses. The band played three shows in Germany (one cancelled) due to the country's roots in industrial music. This was the band's first venture into Europe. The live band remained unchanged.
|August 24, 1991||Mannheim||Germany||Maimarkt-Gelände|
|August 25, 1991||Munich||Theaterfabrik|
|August 27, 1991||Frankfurt||Batschkapp|
|August 31, 1991||London||England||Wembley Stadium|
|September 1, 1991||Rotterdam||Netherlands||De Doelen|
|September 2, 1991||Brussels||Belgium||Ancienne Belgique|
|September 3, 1991||Paris||France||Élysée Montmartre|
|September 6, 1991||Glasgow||United Kingdom||King Tut's Wah Wah Hut|
|September 7, 1991||Newcastle||Newcastle Riverside|
|September 9, 1991||Manchester||The International 2 Manchester|
|September 10, 1991||Birmingham||Goldwyn's Theater|
|September 11, 1991||Bristol||Bristol Bierkeller|
|September 13, 1991||London||London Astoria|
The band's setlist at these tours would include the following songs:
From Pretty Hate Machine :
From (yet unrecorded) Broken :
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