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Nine Inch Nails has added a number of European tour dates and festival appearances, listed below:
29 June 09: Dusseldorf, Germany [Philipshalle]
Pre sale: 7 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
30 June 09: Berlin, Germany [Berlin Arena]
Pre sale: 7 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
8 July 09: Amsterdam, Netherlands [Heineken Music Hall]
Pre sale: 6 April 09 (5pm)
On sale: 9 April 09 (10am)
23 June 09: Malta Festival in Poznan, Poland
9 July 09: Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Pre sale: April 7th (5pm)
On sale: April 10th
I was just alerted to an extensive forum post that Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor made a couple weeks ago about ticket scalping. It's a very informative and insightful post. Here's an excerpt:
"The ticketing marketplace for rock concerts shows a real lack of sophistication, meaning this: the true market value of some tickets for some concerts is much higher than what the act wants to be perceived as charging. For example, there are some people who would be willing to pay $1,000 and up to be in the best seats for various shows, but MOST acts in the rock / pop world don't want to come off as greedy pricks asking that much, even though the market says its value is that high. The acts know this, the venue knows this, the promoters know this, the ticketing company knows this and the scalpers really know this. So...
"The venue, the promoter, the ticketing agency and often the artist camp (artist, management and agent) take tickets from the pool of available seats and feed them directly to the re-seller (which from this point on will be referred to by their true name: SCALPER)...
"StubHub.com is an example of a re-seller / scalper. So is TicketsNow.com.
"Here's the rub: TicketMaster has essentially been a monopoly for many years - certainly up until Live Nation's exclusive deal ran out. They could have (and can right now) stop the secondary market dead in its tracks by doing the following: limit the amount of sales per customer, print names on the tickets and require ID / ticket matches at the venue. We know this works because we do it for our pre-sales. Why don't THEY do it? It's obvious - they make a lot of money fueling the secondary market. TicketMaster even bought a re-seller site and often bounces you over to that site to buy tickets (TicketsNow.com)!"
Reznor also comments on how Nine Inch Nails has fought against scalpers to give real fans the best chance to get the prime seats:
"NIN gets 10% of the available seats for our own pre-sale. We won a tough (and I mean TOUGH) battle to get the best seats. We require you to sign up at our site (for free) to get tickets. We limit the amount you can buy, we print your name on the tickets and we have our own person let you in a separate entrance where we check your ID to match the ticket. We charge you a surcharge that has been less than TicketMaster's or Live Nation's in all cases so far to pay for the costs of doing this - it's not a profit center for us. We have essentially stopped scalping by doing these things - because we want true fans to be able to get great seats and not get ripped off by these parasites."
Read the full article at NIN Forum.
Nine Inch Nails will be performing at Nan-King 101 in Taipei, Taiwan on August 12, 2009. On-sale and presale information are to be announced.
The Nine Inch Nails/Janes Addiction (NIN/JA) 2009 tour site is now live at ninja2009.com and features a free download with exclusive, previously-unreleased music from Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, and Street Sweeper. You can also browse tour dates, photos, videos, and listen to streaming music.
Additionally, starting today you'll have the option to remix two Jane's Addiction tracks and one Street Sweeper track on remix.nin.com.
The NIN/JA 2009 tour with Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, and Street Sweeper begins May 8th in West Palm Beach, FL, and continues through North America this summer. Nine Inch Nails will then continue on with a series of dates across Europe and Asia during July and August.
Here are the latest Nine Inch Nails tour dates: More...
Nine Inch Nails will perform at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX on May 12th, and the Comcast Amphitheatre in Mansfield, MA on June 3rd. The Mansfield date replaces the previously-posted Darien Lake date.
In addition, seven new European summer festival dates have been announced. Nine Inch Nails will be performing at the following festivals this summer:
Nova Rock Festival, Nickelsdorf, Austria [19 June 09]
Southside Festival, Neuhausen, Germany [20 June 09]
Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany [21 June 09]
St. Gallen Festival, St. Gallen, Switzerland [27 June 09]
Arvika Festival, Arvika, Sweden [02 July 09]
T in the Park Festival, Kinross, Scotland [11 July 09]
Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland [12 July 09]
Austria's Nova Rock Festival has announced some more big names for this years edition of the festival. In addition to the already confirmed big names such as Metallica and Slipknot, the organizers have confirmed that Faith No More, Nine Inch Nails, Dimmu Borgir and Dir En Grey will now also be performing at the event. The festivities take place between June 19th - 21st in Pannonia Fields in Burgenland, which near the Hungarian and Slovak borders.
Four more band have been added to the first edition of the Sonisphere Festival in Britain this year in the forms of Anthrax, Nine Inch Nails, Killing Joke and Airbourne. The festival will take place at the famous Knebworth Park between August 1st and 2nd.
The lineup is now as follows:
Alice In Chains
Bullet For My Valentine
Lamb Of God
Linkin Park (Headliner)
Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails has posted yet another video from their trek down under on the Soundwave festival. The latest video sees all of Dillinger Escape Plan join Nine Inch Nails on stage for a show-closing performance of "Wish," live in Perth, Australia on March 2nd, 2008. The video was once again filmed by Rob Sheridan with the Canon 5D Mark II with audio mix by Blumpy. You can watch the video below. More...
Nine Inch Nails has posted performance footage of "The Fragile" live from on stage at the Soundwave Festival in Adelaide, Australia on February 28, 2009. The footage was filmed by Rob Sheridan on the Canon 5D Mark II with audio mixed by Blumpy. More...
Trent Reznor has announced the addition of Street Sweeper - the new project featuring Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine / The Nightwatchman) and Boots Riley (The Coup). Have an exclusive first listen here. More bands are expected to be added to the bill still.
Here are the latest tour dates: More...
Nine Inch Nails has posted a live video performing "Wish," where they were joined on stage by Ben and Greg from Dillinger Escape Plan, live in Adelaide, Australia, February 28th, 2009. The footage was filmed by Rob Sheridan with a Canon 5d Mark II and audio mixed by Blumpy. More...
The first set of tour dates have been revealed for the upcoming tour between Nine Inch Nails and the recently reunited Jane's Addiction.
The initial tour dates are as follows:
May 24 - George, WA - Gorge Amphitheater (Sasquatch! Festival)
May 25 - Ridgefield, WA - Amphitheater at Clark County
May 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
May 29 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
May 31 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
June 2 - Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
June 3 - Spring, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 5 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheater
June 7 - West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheater
June 8 - Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheater
June 10 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 11 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
June 15 - St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
June 17 - East Troy, WI - Alpine Valley Music Theater
June 18 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center
June 20 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
June 21 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
June 23 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheater
June 24 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center
June 26 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon At Jones Beach
June 27 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
July 1 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
July 3 - Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 4 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Nine Inch Nails has posted a live video of "Letting You" shot from the stage at Soundwave Festival in Brisbane, Australia on February 21, 2009. You can watch the video below. The video was filmed by Rob Sheridan with the Canon 5D Mark II and audio mix by Blumpy. More...
A new HD video from the stage of Nine Inch Nails performing "Burn" at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia on February 25, 2009 has been posted online. You can watch the video below. More...
A video of Nine Inch Nails' 1,000,000, live from the stage at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney, Australia, February 22, 2009, has been posted online. You can check it out below. More...
I wasn't so sure from the initial announcement that the Nine Inch Nails and Janes Addiction tour was a done deal, but apparently it is. Trent Reznor has confirmed it and stated that tour dates will be announced shortly.
The tour, which will celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, is expected to go worldwide, but with less production than their Lights In The Sky tour. Nine Inch Nails is expected to go on hiatus for an unknown duration after the tour.
Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has posted an update in which he mentions plans to tour again in a more raw form, possibly with Jane's Addiction, in celebration of the band's 20th anniversary, before going on hiatus for a while. Here's the complete update:
"Towards the beginning of my career in Nine Inch Nails, our biggest break came in the form of an invitation to perform a series of shows with Jane's Addiction. These performances essentially created and defined the term "alternative" rock in the US, created an ongoing festival franchise that is still thriving (Lollapalooza), set the stage for Nirvana to shift popular taste a few months later, and were really fucking FUN to play and attend - truly the best times I've had. The shows were epic. So epic, they propelled NIN to the "next level" (whatever that means), but caused Jane's to implode. The band broke up at the end of that tour.
"Fast forward to the present. Corporate rock STILL sucks. A friend tells me they saw the original Jane's lineup play a tiny show in LA that was unbelievable. I break out my Jane's records and am amazed by how vital they sound. These guys were the real deal and in this current climate mostly dominated by poseurs and pussies it was refreshing to hear something that sounded dangerous, volatile, beautiful and SINCERE.
"Emails were sent, phone calls were made, dinner was arranged, ideas were discussed and the next thing I know we're in the studio experimenting. We laugh, we get to know each other, we cry, we yell, we almost quit, we record LOTS of guitar solos, we discuss, we actually begin to all communicate, we yell some more, we become FRIENDS, we laugh again and we do some great things. I get to see first hand why they broke up all those years ago but I also get the chance to see four distinct personalities that become an INCREDIBLE band when they're in the same room.
"In NIN world, 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. 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. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year. 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. 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.
"Look for tour dates soon and I hope to see you out there."
Msnbc is reporting that pop mogul Britney Spears has been rehearsing for an upcoming tour at the same facility as industrial act Nine Inch Nails.
“Brit has been sharing the same rehearsal space with NIN for the past few weeks and they are getting along famously,” her manager, Adam Leber, told the site. “Maybe we should ask Trent Reznor to remix ‘Circus?’”
“I can hear the thumping low end of Britney Spears,” Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, prepping for his own tour, told the Sydney Morning Herald. “It’s been a treat having them here the whole time we’ve been here.”
Read the full article at Msnbc.
Nine Inch Nails has announced that they will be performing at the Bonnaroo Festival on June 13, 2009 in Manchester, TN. Tickets go on sale February 17th at noon EST.
Other than the previously announced Down, the only other relatively heavy (stress on "relatively") band that has been announced is Coheed and Cambria. More bands are to be announced, however. You can see the current lineup here.
Nine Inch Nails has posted about 405GB of HD footage online from three stops on their Lights in the Sky tour. The footage was recorded with multiple consumer HDV cameras during three shows, and can be downloaded via bit torrent:
This is raw, unedited, un-color-corrected HD footage, which will be primarily of interest to advanced users, who may wish to attempt to edit it together into something (more on that here).