Some years back, Nine Inch Nails pretty on a pretty massive finale to what was a truly epic career. Dubbed the “Wave Goodbye” tour, it was to herald frontman Trent Reznor taking a large step back from live performance and the Nine Inch Nails entity itself. Or, sort of. At first it was started with the notion that it would be the end for Nine Inch Nails, but around the time the tour wrapped up Reznor made statements indicating that the end might only be a hiatus.
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California noise-rap act Death Grips, who have surprisingly (well, not for Nine Inch Nails frontman) dissoluted recently, left a huge gap in an upcoming Nine Inch Nails\Soundgarden tour. However, Trent Reznor, used to quick decisions in awkward situations (once and twice), immediately found the replacement for their North American trek opening. Actually, even better than the original one.
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The Pemberton Music Festival is coming up and the first wave of lineup announcements have been made! Some amazing bands will be playing and there will be comedy shows on site featuring the Trailer Park Boys, Bob Saget, Lisa Lampinelli and more! Check out the lineup, comedy shows and other details after the jump!
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This summer, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will join forces as they head out on a co-headling US tour that will reach the Philly area at the end of July. The tour will mark the 20th anniversary of the last time the two superpowers of rock shared a stage. It was 1994 at Ontario’s Molson Park, an event that Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor would later call “a kind of professional showdown.” Both bands had released an album on the same day that year and they became instant rivals. The albums were The Downward Spiral (Nine Inch Nails) and Superunknown (Soundgarden); albums that would become the most important and successful for each of the eventual legends.
The Downward Spiral was only Nine Inch Nails’ second studio album, but it debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200. To this day, the album remains the highest-selling Nine Inch Nails record. Housing songs like the megahit “Closer,” it’s easy to see why this album received the acclaim and continued success that it has seen. The Downward Spiral, proved to be just the opposite for NIN, as it only served to push them further into the mainstream, with its frontman going on to write the scores for Oscar and Grammy nominated films. The album itself has continuously been ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. As the only official member of NIN, that success is due to none other than Trent Reznor. In 1997, Reznor was unsurprisingly named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people.
Soundgarden, one of the early influencers of grunge, received its biggest success as a result of their 1994 release, Superunknown. The album debuted at number one on Billboard and won the band two Grammys for singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman”. The band broke up in 1997 due to internal conflicts, but reunited in 2010 and released King Animal two years later. And just this past week, Soundgarden performed, for the first time, the album that catapulted their success (Superunknown) in its entirety as part of the iTunes Festival at SXSW. There are also plans to release a 5-disc 20th anniversary edition at the beginning of June.
Opening for the rock legends this summer will be the experimental hip hop group Death Grips. Join all three when they hit the stage for what is sure to be one of the best concerts of the summer.
Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden w/ Death Grips @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Wednesday, July 30
Show @ 7:00 PM
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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are teaming up for a North American tour that kicks off on Saturday, July 19, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Both bands will play full sets nightly, along with their opening act Death Grips on most dates.
Nine Inch Nails is an industrial rock band that formed in 1988 by Trent Reznor. He is considered the band’s main producer, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and remains solely responsible for the bands direction. After recording a new album, Reznor usually assembles a live band to perform with him. The touring band features a revolving lineup, that changes due to a song or setting. On stage, Nine Inch Nails often employs visual elements to accompany performances, which frequently include light shows.
Nine Inch Nails have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and have released a large series of singles, including the No. 1 hits “The Hand That Feeds,” “Only,” “Every Day Is Exactly the Same” and “Survivalism.” Nine Inch Nails has also received two GRAMMY awards. Their 2013 album Hesitation Marks debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, and was named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone, SPIN, Alternative Press, ABC News, and The New York Times’ Jon Pareles.
Soundgarden is an American rock band, who is internationally recognized as one of the most influential rock bands. The band achieved its biggest success with their 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. The album also consisted of two of their biggest hits, “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman,” which were both Grammy Award winning singles. Superunknown sold over 9 million copies worldwide, leading to its five times platinum status by the RIAA in the United States. The album is Soundgarden’s most commercially successful album. As of 2012, Soundgarden has sold over 22.5 million copies worldwide.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Austin360 Amphitheater
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Gates: 5:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM
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