To follow up the stunning Tension 2013 tour, Trent Reznor has announced a summer tour featuring Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden with support from Death Grips. NIN members receive a presale similar to the one done for Tension, with a 4 ticket limit instead of 2, on March 17th while tickets go up for the general public on March 21st.
NIN just wrapped up tour dates in Japan and is currently touring New Zealand and Australia with Brody Dalle and Queens of the Stone Age. After that they are touring Latin America and then the UK/Europe until June 11th.
This acts as sort of an ironic 20th anniversary for both NIN and Soundgarden as The Downward Spiral and Superunknown both celebrated their 1994 anniversaries last week. Nine Inch Nails is still riding the wave set by the release of Hesitation Marks last September along with the overwhelmingly positive reviews of Tension 2013. I saw the Tension tour last November and out of all the NIN shows I have been to it was by far the best one. The production was just out of this world.
Soundgarden is set to release a 20th anniversary edition of Superunknown on June 3rd. They released their latest album, King Animal, in 2012.
As for Death Grips, I have no idea who they are but the moment I Googled and saw the phrase "experimental hip-hop" I facepalmed. Did Trent not learn after the failure of the Street Sweeper Social Club opener back in 2009?
Anyway, here are the summer tour dates for North America:
7.19 - Planet Hollywood (Las Vegas, NV)
7.21 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison, CO)
7.24 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (Tinley Park, IL)
7.26 - DTE Energy Music Theatre (Clarkston, MI)
7.27 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
7.29 - XFINITY Center (Mansfield, MA)
7.30 - Susquehanna Bank Center (Camden, NJ)
8.01 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre (Wantagh, NY)
8.02 - PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
8.04 - Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow, VA)
8.05 - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
8.07 - PNC Music Pavilion (Charlotte, NC)
8.08 - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood (Atlanta, GA)
8.10 - Cruzan Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL)
8.11 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tampa, FL)
8.14 - Austin360 Amphitheater (Austin, TX)
8.16 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Woodlands, TX)
8.17 - Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas, TX)
8.19 - Isleta Amphitheater (Albuquerque, NM)
8.21 - Sleep Train Amphitheatre (Chula Vista, CA)
8.22 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Irvine, CA)
8.24 - Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA)
8.25 - Hollywood Bowl (Hollywood, CA)
I must admit that I am pissed. I am happy they are coming back to Colorado, but I am not happy about Red Rocks. That venue is so overrated. It takes forever to get to, the sound doesn't distribute evenly, it's expensive, etc.. I could keep going about how much I despise that venue. I skipped Lights in the Sky in 2008 because it was at Red Rocks.
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