Trent Reznor's mid-life crisis isn't solved by buying a sport's car or marrying a young Playboy Playmate (oh, wait...), but by returning to work, big time: He's penned Oscar-winning movie soundtracks and formed a new band How to Destroy Angels. And now, four years after the band's "Wave Goodbye" tour, his first love Nine Inch Nails is returning with a new tour and lineup, including members of Jane's Addiction, King Crimson and Telefon Tel Aviv.
Reznor has been teasing NIN's return for months, but finally broke the news in a website post:
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.
No word on a studio album, but Reznor is staying busy with How to Destroy Angels, featuring his wife Mariqueen Maandig on vocals. They release their debut album Welcome oblivion on March 5, and make their live debut at Coachella this April.