Nine Inch Nails had booked a fall tour pre-pandemic; new music in the works
There are lots of tours that we're incredibly bummed aren't happening right now (including these 14 rare tours we hope get rescheduled) -- and we've barely had time to speculate about tours that hadn't been announced yet that now never will -- but now we might start. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor updated his Twitter with a message reminding everyone that today marks exactly two years since tickets went on sale, in person only, to the 2018 Cold Black and Infinite Tour. "I was just reminded today marks the two year anniversary of when we made you show up in person for the Cold and Black and Infinite tour," he wrote. "Strange to think about with the world the way it is now. I look forward to the day we can once again safely be in the same space & share the experience of screaming at the top of our lungs."
Speaking of which, he continued, I suppose I can let you know we HAD a tour booked this fall that continued & expanded Cold & Black & Infinite. .@jehnbeth [Jehnny Beth of Savages] was coming along w/ us. We were excited. I’m bumming myself out right now."
We are also bummed to learn of this "what-could-have-been" tour, as Trent describes it, which would've run in September and October in Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Toronto, and more. You can see the dates that would have been below.
They also had merch produced for that tour, and it's on sale now, with "all of NIN’s profits going to local food banks in the cities we were going to play."
Meanwhile, NIN released two new albums for free earlier in the pandemic, and Trent said what's coming up next for him, and the band: "The current plan is to finish up some scoring projects, work on my limited patience skills, deep dive into new NIN material, and hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021."
"In the meantime," he continues, "listen to @jehnbeth’s record (comes out June 12), continue to listen to Bowie, and don’t be too hard on yourself."
You can watch a fan-taken full set video from the Cold Black and Infinite tour below, and check out pictures from the NYC show @ Radio City Music Hall in 2018, below.