Entries tagged with: NIN
Eric Avery with Garbage @ Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Eric Avery posted the following message today:
its with very mixed emotions i tell you all that im pulling out of NIN. i know. its been a tough call and i don't know if its the right one. but i really want to focus on my musical life here in la, on film work in particular. as the tour dates kept growing... i just got overwhelmed. i just got home from a year of heavy travel with garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that nails demands... fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. go get em gentlemen.NIN announced their return earlier this year and have since announced spots at Lollapalooza, Made in America, Outside Lands and new fest Mountain Oasis.
In addition to Coachella, we'll be performing in a few select North American cities in April. Here's the schedule:No venues yet, though they slipped up there with the NJ town, so we can assume they mean the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. That probably means NYC will be Terminal 5? Stay tuned for more info. .
4.12 indio, ca [coachella]
4.13 las vegas, nv
4.17 monterey, ca
4.18 san francisco, ca
4.19 indo, ca [coachella]
4.21 denver, co
4.23 chicago, il
4.25 toronto, on
4.27 boston, ma
4.28 wellmont, nj
4.29 new york, ny
These are the only dates we have scheduled right now. To preemptively answer the "when are you coming to my city/country??" questions: We just don't know. Right now, the dates above are the only dates. There are some other announcements coming soon that will impact this as well...
For these shows, we'll be doing direct presales for a limited number of tickets. Presales will begin Wednesday 2.27. More details, including venues and ticketing info, will be coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.
"Holy shit!" - Trent Reznor
"Oscar winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman lost out the Golden Globe in the Original Score category to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who won for their music in The Social Network.Trent's next soundtrack conquest will be "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" (which is appropriate since Lisbeth Salander (the girl with the tattoo) is probably a Nine Inch Nails fan. Trent recently revealed that information in a NY Times "TimesTalks" event where he was interviewed by music critic Jon Pareles. You can watch most of it in the videos below...
The 45-year-old musician was up for his second Golden Globe for the Danny Boyle film 127 Hours and had just a day earlier bagged the best original song trophy at the 16th Critics' Choice Awards for his number 'If I Rise' from the film.
The musician who had won his first Golden Globe in 2009 for another of the British director's film, Slumdog Millionaire, is in the running for his second Oscar with the song, which is collaboration between him and British popstar Dido.
"A year ago I had no idea I'd have the opportunity to score a film. The idea of standing up here to accept this award is surreal," said Reznor, who is the frontman of the rock group 'Nine Inch Nails', in his acceptance speech." [The Hindu]
From: Bob Lefsetz
To: Nathan Hubbard
Is this true? That buyers of DMB and Phish tickets at livenation.com were redirected to coasttocoast.com?
From: Nathan Hubbard
Sorry, been traveling.
No it's not to my knowledge. Have not had fan complaints about this and we monitor issues in the email and call center hourly. We DID find out that a couple of these broker sites including gotthetix.com were using the Live Nation name in their Google ads and displaying the ads when someone searched "Live Nation." This happened in late June. We filed a trademark complaint with Google soon after. But no redirect from the buy button.
We do of course know that many brokers get their tickets using bots that vault them to the front of the line. It sucks for us (we have to build a costly infrastructure that can essentially handle an attack), and more importantly it sucks for the fan (lack of available inventory). We continue to work on technologies that thwart these efforts, and dynamic pricing to address the underlying economic reasons why the secondary market exists.
Thanks for highlighting the great stuff NIN does via Musictoday (part of Live Nation Ticketing). These really are the two options to address the issue; restrict transferability and ask the fan to jump through a few hoops to prove their identity, or price the tickets at what the market is willing to pay. They aren't mutually exclusive
"This is it... but I'm not gonna break down in tears just yet." -Trent Reznor on stage
NIN @ the Wiltern - Sep 10, 2009 (bloodandheadlines)
Last night (September 10th) was the rescheduled final stop on NIN's "last" ("Wave Goodbye") tour. The show was at the Wiltern in L.A. and ran over three hours and featured many of the same guests that appeared at the previous LA show which took place at Henry Fonda Theater in LA two night earlier. Nine Inch Nails played four LA shows total, two in Chicago, one in Toronto, and four in NYC. Peter Murphy was a special guest at the last two NYC shows at Terminal 5, and at the two in Chicago. Show openers changed along the way, and were either The Horrors, Mew or HEALTH.
Gary Numan (who played at all four LA shows), Mike Garson, Greg Puciato and Ben Weinman (of Dillinger Escape Plan), and NIN producer Atticus Ross all played with the band at The Wiltern. Eric Avery, who was there at the Henry Fonda, didn't return, but fellow Jane's Addiction (who co-headlined the first leg of the Say Goodbye tour with NIN) member Dave Navarro showed up to help perform three songs at the Wiltern. Speaking of porn stars (he seems like one anyway), Ron Jeremy didn't join the orgy on stage, but did take it in from the audience.
In one clip, posted below, Trent (again) explains that he and the band will still be making music, they're "just not going to tour as Nine Inch Nails" (he also said he wouldn't perform The Downward Spiral again).
The setlist, and a bunch of videos from the show, below...
Boss Hog @ Maxwell's last year (more by Tim Griffin)
tonight in NYC
* The Rapture @ Prada
* Cold Cave @ Rogan Store
* Marmoset, Pomegranates @ Bruar Falls
* Raekwon, Ghostface Killah @ S.O.B.'s
* Kings of Convenience @ Bowery Ballroom
* Wild Beasts, Roman Candle @ Mercury Lounge
* Silk Flowers, Mattress, Ducktails @ Ash's Place
* Death Vessel, Tim Easton, Moore N Sons @ Union Hall
* Psychic Paramount, White Hills, Coconuts @ Union Pool
* Murs, John Forte, Whole Wheat Bread @ Highline Ballroom
* NYU Mystery show w/ Raekwon, No Age @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Vaz, The New Flesh, Pygmy Shrews, White Suns @ Silent Barn
* NAAM, Bad Dream, Weedeater @ Charleston
* Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow, Dinosaur Feathers, Old Names @ Coco 66
* Boss Hog, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Anamanaguchi, DD/MM/YYYY, Spiral Beach, Graffiti Monsters @ Don Pedro
* Nice Boys, Birds of Avalon, Brimstone Howl, The Baby Shakes @ Cake Shop
* Alan Braxe (DJ), The Glass, Dee Nice (DJ), Human Life @ Santos Party House
* Hopewell, Preacher and the Knife, Sofia Knapp, Golden Triangle (DJ) @ The Cameo
* FIXED w/ Calvin Harris (DJ), Yes Giantess, JDH & Dave P @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Wordless Music w/ Do Make Say Think, Charles Spearin's Happiness Project @ Miller Theatre
* Skeletons Big Band, Knyfe Hyts 81, Pterodactyl, Gowns, Dan Friel, Social Junk, Mincemeat @ Death By Audio
Hopewell play an "ATP warm-up show" (performing the Desperation Suite) with a full choir and projections at The Cameo. Also on the bill are Preacher and the Knife, Sofia Knapp and DJing from Golden Triangle.
Death By Audio's The Maze opens tonight with music from Skeletons Big Band, Knyfe Hyts 81, Pterodactyl, Gowns, Dan Friel, Social Junk and Mincemeat. A Place to Bury Strangers was just added to tomorrow's lineup.
Murs plays Highline Ballroom with John Forte and Whole Wheat Bread.
Raekwon is slated to appear at both NYU Mystery show with No Age at (Le) Poisson Rouge and a release show for his own new CD with Ghostface Killah at S.O.B.'s.
Jay-Z played the Gramercy Theatre last night. He plays MSG tomorrow.
Weedeater is the "Special Guest (Southern Lord)" at the NAAM/Bad Dream show at the Charleston tonight.
Wordless Music and Columbia's Miller Theatre host Do Make Say Think and Charles Spearin's The Happiness Project as part of their four-night fest. Last night was Doveman, Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly.
Kings of Convenience play Bowery Ballroom. No opener that we know of.
Trent Reznor will also likely be in all black at NIN's last show (of this tour, forever, who knows) tonight in L.A.. Below is a video of the band on stage with HEALTH and Gary Numan, playing Gang of Four's "Anthrax" at their show on Sept. 8th.
A new video from Ryan Adams (who's showing artwork soon) posted below.
HEALTH NIN Gary Numan jam insanity @ Henry Fonda (by reneebarton)
** The Wiltern show scheduled for Saturday Sept 5th is now happening on Thursday Sept 10th - this is now the final show **The first of four 'Wave Goodbye' NIN shows in LA was at the Palladium on September 2nd. Gary Numan joined the band as a special guest at that show, and at the Echoplex show on 9/6, and again last night (9/8) at the Music Box @ Fonda.
Sorry about the hassles with the show not happening last night and tomorrow's rescheduling. If it would have been possible to pull these off, I would have. Anyway, here's the new plan. I appreciate your patience and understanding - we're attempting to make sure that everyone has the best experience possible and we're at full power.
NEW FAREWELL SCHEDULE FOR LOS ANGELES:
9/6 Echoplex (unchanged)
9/8 Henry Fonda (rescheduled date)
9/10 The Wiltern (rescheduled date)
Unlike the first two shows though, Gary was not alone at the third. The Henry Fonda audience didn't get Peter Murphy, but they did get Mike Garson (David Bowie, etc), Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction), Danny Lohner (NIN & lots of stuff), AND Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan). All five of them came out to play songs with Trent Reznor and band.
Gary Numan and Eric Avery were on stage together for a cover of Gang of Four's "Anthrax" (and for "Cars"). Plus, HEALTH opened the show and later joined Nine Inch Nails and friends on stage too (see picture above). There were two encores and two Joy Division covers. No full albums played, but there were 31 songs total. Full NIN setlist below...
Gary Numan w/ NIN @ The Palladium - 9/2/09 (yipemike)
"It becomes plainly obvious what's happening. The crowd [at The Palladium] gets even wilder. By the time we get to the next song my thoughts have become primarily focused on when to breathe and when to shout out lyrics. You can't do both. There's no room to breath half the time either, as in half the time the people around me are pressed up against all sides of my body and they can't even expand. I'm drenched in mine and a dozens of other people's sweat. There are a couple of times where I decide that the lyric is more important than the breath, and in those times I also seriously believe it's possible I might die. Multiple times. One particular time I'm about to fall backwards (as far as I can fall, that is, not very far with all of the people behind me) and a man (In a radiohead shirt) puts his hands on my back and pushes me upward again.That review is of last night's Nine Inch Nails show at the Palladium in LA where Gary Numan took over Peter Murphy's job as Special Guest Legend, and where NIN performed TDS for the second time on the "Wave Goodbye" tour. They also did it at Webster Hall. Peter Murphy joined them at both Terminal 5 shows, and both shows in Chicago. The show before LA was in Canada. THE NEXT LA SHOW IS CANCELLED, and then there are two LA shows after that. Palladium setlist and videos below...
Eventually, about halfway through [NIN playing The Downward Spiral for the second time on this 'final' tour], the crowd pushes me into an area of calm fist waving and body moving, with not harsh movements to fucking kill me. Still completely worth it. Hearing that ENTIRE album in that setting with everybody else screaming the lyrics at each other, amazing. They continue the set after they play the entire album, but after they finish the album I realize 'Holy shit ok that was mind shattering, but if I don't get liquid right now I'm going to die." So I squeeze out of the crowd and go back to get a coca cola, which the lovely lady gives me free of charge. Going back to the floor, I decided a nice spot at the back is just fine. Trent Reznor's special guest tonight was Gary Numan, who sang two songs that influenced NIN's sound when Reznor was just deciding how to go with the band, according to him. The songs were 'Metal' (which you probably haven't heard) and 'Cars' (which you HAVE heard and if you haven't I'm fining you ten internets) and both of them were fucking awesome." [A Short History of Nearly Nothing]
Nine Inch Nails @ Terminal 5 in NYC (more by Tim Griffin)
"We're very sorry to announce that Trent is ill, and on his doctor's orders we will not be able to perform tonight's show at the Henry Fonda Theater. This is the only information we have at this time, we're posting this early announcement as a convenience for those of you who had plans to attend. Reimbursement details will be posted as soon as we figure them out; likely within the next 24 hours. We wish this wasn't necessary and we're very sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding."After successfully playing their first of four shows in LA last night (9/2) at the Palladium, tonight's show at the Henry Fonda Theater was suddenly canceled. September 5th and 6th are still scheduled at the moment.
Franz Ferdinand @ the Virgin Fest in Canada - Aug 29, 2009 (Chromewaves)
"Somehow, in its fourth year on Hogtown soil, the Virgin Festival has pulled off the impossible: Amalgamating endlessly changing variables into a cohesive, enjoyable affair. It pleases with just the right ratio of talent to timing and music to distractions. Packed with everything from singer-songwriters and hip-hop to indie gods and blues freaks, the 2009 edition of Virgin Festival was an endless onslaught of sensory overload. Yet despite a stream of diversions such as Thai massage, autograph tents and burlesque pole dancing, music was still the focus.Pet Shop Boys are now on a tour of North America that includes two NYC shows at Hammerstein Ballroom this week (Tuesday and Wednesday). Tickets for both shows are still on sale. All dates are below.
Starting off modestly, the first day was a slow burner. Not until early-evening did the ample audience show enthusiasm as Scottish outfit Franz Ferdinand revved 'em up. Garnering the most praise, no doubt due to their influencing virtually every other band on the bill, The Pixies nailed a set full of favourites...
...it was the double finale of 25-year-old electronic duo Pet Shop Boys and sinister cult hero(es) Nine Inch Nails that ensured the festival was a raucous success. With PSB boasting the only full-fledged multimedia extravaganza via video, lights, iconic '80s imagery and, er, shoulder pads, their spirited commingling of past and present was as engaging as it was fun.
As for Nine Inch Nails' reportedly final Canadian show, it was a shocking shot of stellar rage delivered with professionalism and gusto, especially when main man Trent Reznor started smashing instruments a mere three songs into the set. While Reznor shows no signs of slowing down, it was still sad to think that such a spotless gig could be the last time we catch him." [Metro Toronto]
For Nine Inch Nails, the Virgin Fest was the seventh, and only Canadian, stop on this final leg of their "Wave Goodbye" tour. Peter Murphy did not join the band in Canada, but he was at both Chicago shows at Aragon Ballroom the two nights prior. After a night off, NIN will play their first LA show at the Hollywood Palladium on 9/2. The setlist for the first Chicago show is HERE. The setlists for Chicago Night Two and Virgin, are below...
NIN played their first of two shows at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom last night (8/28). Peter Murphy was their no-longer-surprise guest. Mew opened and they do it again tonight (8/29). Last night's setlist below...
photos by Tim Griffin
"And so ... my NYC NINventure has come to a close. Last night, Nine Inch Nails played their second show at Terminal 5, which was their last in NYC for the foreseeable future. It's hard to believe that all 4 NYC shows are over already but the band are already on their way to Chicago, IL for the 2 shows there before they make their way to Canada for their final festival performance there. Last night's Terminal 5 show clocked in at about 2 hours and 45 minutes and provided a raucously fun send off for the NYC fans.Last night's setlist HERE. More pictures and video below....
Peter Murphy makes a grand appearance @ Terminal 5 - 8/26/09 (by trentvanegas)
"Whether rising from coffins on-stage, driving a hearse called the "Bauhearse," or appearing in concert as vampires, Bauhaus was one of the establishing acts of the goth movement. Their use of spacey recording effects and theatrical aesthetics was evocative of both early horror films and glam rock; they became an influential group in the early days of gothic rock.Nine Inch Nails have completed their four-night run in NYC. Tonight (8/26) was the 2nd show at Terminal 5 and it ended with another guest appearance by Peter Murphy who descended from the ceiling on a chain... upside down like a bat (see above and below).
In 1982, Bauhaus appeared during the opening sequences of the horror movie The Hunger, performing one of their most popular songs, "Bela Lugosi's Dead". The camera focused almost exclusively on Murphy during most of the scene, panning only briefly to the stars David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve." [Wikipedia]
Peter helped Trent and band perform "Reptile", "Strange Kind Of Love", Bauhaus's "Bela Lugosi's Dead", and Pere Ubu' "Final Solution". Full setlist and video below...
Trent Reznor & Peter Murphy @ Terminal 5 in NYC - 8/25/09 (via nin.com)
As Kanye West and Amber Rose watched from the balcony (sorry for the gossip) at Terminal 5 last night (8/25), Nine Inch Nails played 29 songs at their 3rd of 4 NYC shows this week. The major highlight of the evening (for me at least) was that Peter Murphy of Bauhaus joined them for 3 of those songs, one of which was a Bauhaus cover ("Kick in the Eye). It wasn't the first time it's happened, but it was very sweet.
Earlier in the set, NIN played "I'm Afraid of Americans", before which Trent said something about getting to work with an idol on a song a few years ago, but unfortunately, despite that tease, David Bowie was nowhere to be found in the building. Now that I think of it, they totally should have had Peter sing Bowie's part on that one.
Trent introduced Peter Murphy by saying that back in 1990, when they were young and just coming up, someone helped them out and took them on the road. Then came Peter to the stage to help them perform "Reptile" which was followed by "Kick in the Eye". Peter returned in the encore to help NIN do their cover of Joy Division's "Dead Souls". His stage presence is awesome.
I thought the whole show was great, but it was the final ten songs that really made it feel like there was energy in the large, cavernous room. Basically: Peter--> Peter--> Hands That Feeds--->Head Like a Hole---> all encore songs w/ 1 Peter again---> final-emotional-Hurt. What did you think?
Night one (Bowery Ballroom) got "smallest venue ever". Night two (Webster Hall) got The Downard Spiral from start to finish. Night three got Peter Murphy. Night four happens tonight (Wednesday, August 26th), again at Terminal 5. All 10 "Wave Goodbye" dates (Trent at one point said something like "I'll miss you guys") (which bothers me a little because I don't actually believe this is the end) HERE. Stay tuned for more. Full setlist below.
photos by Bao Nguyen
"The sweatiest I've ever been in my entire life... Also the greatest show I've ever seen in my entire life." - kskill
"The setlist for [the Bowery Ballroom] show was an excellent mixture of old and new and provided over 2 hours of kickass entertainment. Those of you seeing any of the future NIN shows on this leg of the Wave Goodbye Tour are in for a treat because I've been assured that the shows will all be different and Trent Reznor has got a bunch of really amazing surprises in store (if just *one* of the setlist scenarios I heard about turns out to be true, I will DIE)." [Pink is the New Blog]I think Trent of the Pink is the New Blog (not to be confused of Trent of NIN), who was in attendance at both NYC shows so far (who was also in attendance at both shows), most have died last night (8/23) at Webster Hall when Nine Inch Nails played The Downward Spiral from start to finish (and 10 other songs). More pictures from Webster Hall, and a bunch of videos, below...
The Horrors & Nine Inch Nails @ Webster Hall (pic via Pink is the New Blog)
"I decided to approach this show like I was going to see any other band. I went to dinner, and went to the show shortly after the doors opened. It felt weird to not wait in line all day, but it was one of the best decisions I've made in a while. I just wanted to see what it felt like to casually approach a NIN show; plus, I wanted to spend time with my friend and in NYC instead of being in NIN tunnel vision mode. And since [Bowery Ballroom] only held 500 people, I thought my chances of still getting a good spot were high... In a few hours, I'll be doing this all again at Webster Hall. Today, I love my life.."Like some fans did at Bowery Ballroom, people slept all night in front of Webster Hall which is where Nine Inch Nails
[Hardrockchick @ Bowery Ballroom]
Tonight's show is the 2nd of 10 shows on the NIN 'Wave Goodbye' tour, and they played The Downward Spiral from start to finish! There were a total of 24 songs with no encore. Some great pictures HERE. A few more pictures, and some videos, and the full setlist, below...
Girl Talk @ Sasquatch on Memorial Day (more by Chris Graham)
tonight in NYC
* The Ettes, Fan-Tan @ Mercury Lounge
* an art exhibit w/ Best Fwends @ the Bell House
* Nine Inch Nails, The Horrors @ Webster Hall
* Wizardry, Marching Teeth, Skeleton Breath @ Union Pool
* Buzzer, Impediments, The Dashing Suns @ Death By Audio
* Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Summer Revue @ Damrosch Park
* Girl Talk, Max Tundra, Wiz Khalifa @ Williamsburg Waterfront
* Mystery Lights, Arms & Legs, Bad Cop, Tom McBride & Whig Party @ Cake Shop
* Roots of American Music Festival w/ Arturo O'Farrill, Louisiana Renegades, more @ Damrosch Park
* McCOY TYNER TRIO - CD RELEASE SHOW , With Special Guest Gary Bartz & Jon Batiste Band @ Highline Ballroom
* Rachel Trachtenberg's Homemade World Benefit w/ Rev. Jen, The Fools, Jason Trachetenburg, Anna Copacabana, more @ The Cameo
The Cameo is hosting a benefit for Rachel Trachtenberg's Homemade World. Rachel, Reverend Jen, The Fools, Jason Trachtenburg, Lippe, Major Matt Mason, Anna Copacabanna, Rosie Rebel and Tammy Hart will perform alongside a vegan bakesale, a raffle and a special screening of RTHW's first episode to raise funds for the filming of the show's second. Video of the show below..
"The performance space at The Bell House [tonight] will be transformed with an installation of floating walls suspended from the existing exposed 20-foot beams. The 8'x4' walls will feature works by local artists, with alternating performances highlighted on stage and in the crowd by local musicians, djs, performance artists, and clothing designers."
Best Fwends didn't have the Bell House art show on their schedule the other day, but now they do.
There's one more Pool Party to go after Girl Talk, and that's Grizzly Bear and Beach House next week. Dan Deacon's "Pool" Party was a few weeks back - check out his new video for "Paddling Ghost," with a clip of him from the NJ pool party show, below.
Wizardry, whose new video was posted here on Friday, play tonight at Union Pool with Marching Teeth and Skeleton Breath.
Buzzer and Impediments, both of whom mine "mid-70s glam-punk," continue their NYC run with a show at DBA with The Dashing Suns.
The Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival closes today with the 26th Annual Roots of American Music Festival at the Damrosch Park Bandshell. The full lineup for that includes:
BRC ORCHESTRA: Four Women: A Tribute to Odetta, Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Eartha Kitt featuring Jayne Cortez, Tamar-Kali, Abena Koomson, Alkebulan, and more. Curated by La Tasha N. Nevada Diggs, Musical Direction by Onel MuletWillie Mae Rock Camp for Girls Summer Revue plays a free early show at Damrosch Park.
THE LOUISIANA RENEGADES Featuring Christine Balfa, Dirk Powell, Kevin Wimmer of Balfa Toujours and additional Creole artists tba
TEXAS TORNADOS: Tribute to Doug Sahm
Mazel Tov, Mis Amigos: The Lost World of Latin-Jewish Sound featuring The Arturo O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Sextet
Arturo O'Farrill, Music Director, arranger with special guests Irving Fields, LARRY HARLOW and additional artists tba
The Brooklyn Soul Festival starts Friday.
Vancouver weather woman Tamara Taggart to co-host Regis and KellyAfter some waited over 24 hours just to get in the door, the first Nine Inch Nails show of the "Wave Goodbye" tour kicked off (after an opening set by the Horrors) around 9pm on Friday night
"And, as far as first-time trips to New York go, this one was going in style. [Kelly Ripa's LIVE! With Regis fill in, Tamara] Taggart, will vacation [in NYC] for a few days with her husband, musician Dave Genn.
"We saw Lady Liberty, Rockefeller Plaza and, we're both sushi lovers, so Nobu Tribeca is on the list as well as Il Mulino, which has been voted the best Italian restaurant in New York for the last 20 years. And Dave got us tickets to see the Nine Inch Nails farewell show at the Bowery, too. It holds around 500 people, which should be pretty incredible."
As to whether she is ready to pack up and take over the Big Apple, Taggart says it was a thrill but just another day on the job, too."
[The Vacouver Province]
photos by Tim Griffin
The show is Saturday night (8/22). These pictures were taken in front of Bowery Ballroom on Friday night (8/21). The people were reportedly on line by 5PM - over 24 hours before doors to the Nine Inch Nails show open. As you can see by their umbrellas, it is/was raining. They may or may not have tickets. If they do, they just want to make sure they get as close to Trent as possible. A few more pictures below...
"i am so desperate to get into the bowery show. ive tried every avenue imaginable with zero luck. even bowery staff cant get in unless theyre lucky enough to be working that night. its just sheer craziness down there." - Craigslist person
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor recently said something along those lines when he was asked why he'd announced his band's current tour would be their last.Nine Inch Nails kick off their 10-date, pre-hiatus tour this Saturday night (8/22) at Bowery Ballroom in NYC (with The Horrors). Sunday is Webster Hall (with Horrors), and then Tuesday (Horrors) and Wednesday (Mew) are the shows at Terminal 5. Did you get tickets?
Of course, when you say you don't want to be an aging rocker, you inevitably have to compare yourself to someone...
"I'd never want to be Gene Simmons, an old man who puts on makeup to entertain kids, like a clown going to work," Reznor told the Philippines' Daily Inquirer last month. "In my paranoia, I fear that if I don't stop this, it could become that."
Simmons fired back in the Letters From Fans section on KISS' website.
"Trent grew up on KISS and cut his teeth on our toons," he wrote. "When he was recording Downward Spiral, he had two action figures on his mix console -- Jesus and Gene Simmons.
"Once you're a self confessed heroin addict, who used the stuff for years, you don't look at life the way the rest of us do... I'm told.
"We all wish him well." [Chart Attack]
photos by Joseph Xu
Sunday 7:58 p.m.: Mew might be the best dressed band at Pitchfork; singer Jonas Bjerre sports an expensive-looking cardigan and tailored jeans, while his bandmates are wearing crisp oxford button-ups with the sleeves rolled just so. The Danish group's sound is equally dapper. Indeed, even the rockers are hopelessly lush--as though everything the band touches is forced to blossom (think King Midas meets Johnny Appleseed). This feel is abetted by Bjerre's lullaby of a voice, an effortlessly melodic instrument with watercolor-soft edges. Mew imbues a decadent "The Zookeeper's Boy" with enough romantic longing to make Jane Austen blush and turns "Special" into a velvet-smooth, disco-rock shuffle. Only two complaints: (1) at just 40 minutes the set is at least 20 minutes too short and (2) the crowd is on the small-ish side as everyone readies for the Flaming Lips performance in the opposite corner of the park. (AD) [Chicago Tribune]Tickets are on sale for Mew's upcoming Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Mew's Terminal 5 show goes on pre-sale this afternoon. A few more shots from Pitchfork and updated North American tour dates below...
nin.com only had access to a limited number of tickets for the upcoming terminal 5 dates in new york. the remaining tickets will be available through ticketmaster. in an effort to keep tickets in the hands of the fans and out of the hands of brokers/scalpers, ticketmaster will be selling the remaining tickets via their new paperless ticketing system.Bowery Ballroom and Webster Hall tickets are already gone.
here's how it works:
1. buy your tickets online using a credit card.
2. bring the credit card used to purchase your tickets and a valid government issued photo id to the venue.
3. go directly to the door with your guests, present your id and swipe your credit card for immediate entry into the venue. Go to ticketmaster's paperless ticket faq for more info
on friday july 24th, ticketmaster is offering nin.com members an opportunity to purchase "paperless" tickets for the upcoming nine inch nails performances at terminal 5 [and Aragon Ballroom in Chicago] before they go on sale to the public.
to buy tickets for the terminal 5 performances in new york, click here at 5:00pm edt.
Mew fans outside Scoot Inn - SXSW 2007 (more)
Trent Reznor has said he is a fan of Danish band Mew, and most recently they've been opening the NIN/Jane's Addiction tour in Europe. They'll play with NIN again this fall on a portion of that band's final shows. That includes the Wednesday, August 26th show at Terminal 5. Tickets go on presale through NIN.com starting July 17th at 5pm.
Luckily, Mew headline their own NYC show two days before, on Monday, August 24th at the Music Hall of Williamsburg! No ticket info for that yet.
Mew's fifth album No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away, No More Stories The world Is Grey I'm Tired Let's Wash Away is due out August 25th on Columbia (one day after the Brooklyn show). An EP with two songs off the record and three b-sides is out now via iTunes. The song "Special" from their last record is featured in a live video which you can watch, along with all tour dates, below....
Trent also said that, "What I specifically said or meant to convey is that NIN as a touring live band or live band that's on the road all the time is stopping. I've just reached the point ... where it has invaded every other aspect of my life. Also I think creatively, my time would be better spent on other stuff that could be NIN or outside NIN. Some of it may be collaborative things. I have a number of projects that are not music-related which I have put on the back burner for a long time..." [said Trent Reznor to Inquirer.net (via)]