The good news is that NIN fans are going to get a chance to see the band come back to where it all started, touring with Janes Addiction. The bad news is that it could be the last time we get to see a NIN tour.
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According to a recent posting on the Official NIN site, NIN will launch what will be their last tour together, at least for the time being. This will likely be the hottest NIN ticket ever, especially because they are touring with such a legendary band. There is no question the NIN Janes Addiction tickets are going to be some of the hottest of the year. "2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I've been thinking for some time now it's time to make NIN disappear for a while," NIN frontman Trent Reznor wrote on the Feb 16 posting.
It sounds like NIN ticket holders for their 2009 tour will be getting a bit of a scaled back show for the "wave goodbye tour," as Trent referred to it. 2008's Lights in the Sky tour was a heavily produced tour that featured amazing pyrotechnics synchronized with lights and a humongous computer screen behind the band. It was a truly breathtaking experience, and NIN ticket holders walked away amazed. But the intense production seems to have affected the band a bit. "Last year's "Lights in the Sky" tour was something I'm quite proud of and seems like the culmination of what I could pull off in terms of an elaborate production. It was also quite difficult to pull off technically and physically night after night and left us all a bit dazed," said Reznor.
The 2009 NIN Janes Addiction tour sounds like it will be more scaled back as well as more spontaneous. "The approach to these shows is quite different from last year - much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted. Fun for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye," Trent wrote. That sounds like a good time to me, so I am surely getting my NIN Janes Addiction tickets as soon as they go on sale.
In terms of the NIN Janes Addiction tour, no dates have yet been announced, but it seems like it will be happening, and should be a good time. "I reached out to Jane's to see if they'd want to join us across the US and we all felt it could be a great thing. Will it work? Will it resonate in the marketplace? Who knows.
"Are there big record label marketing dollars to convince you to attend? Nope.
"Does it feel right to us and does it seem like it will be fun for us and you? Yes it does."
Yes it does indeed.
Hope to see you out there for what should be a really great tour. Stay tuned to NIN ticket for the latest tour dates and news.