Trent Reznor has announced the return of Nine Inch Nails after a four year hiatus with the promise of extensive touring for the next two years. The band’s revival includes an interesting lineup, including former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery and King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew.
“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,” Reznor told Pitchfork. “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 reinvented Nine Inch Nails is also filled out by former members Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin as well as Telefon Tel Aviv’s Josh Eustis. Full details of tour date are yet to be revealed, though Reznor says the first shows will be this summer, with a “full-on arena” tour of the US in the fall and more worldwide dates to follow through 2014.