Trent Reznor revealed today (May 19th) that Nine Inch Nails planned to continue their Cold and Black and Infinite tour this fall. Those plans have since been scrapped due to COVID-19.
Reznor revealed the news on social media sharing dates for the “tour that would have been.” Shows were supposed to start in San Deigo in September and include stops in cities like Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle, Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Toronto. Jehnny Beth from Savages was set to open all shows.
With shows canceled, the band will sell the 2020 merch they prepped for the tour on the official Nine Inch Nails website. All profits will go to local food banks in the cities the band was supposed to play. Check out the merch (and the hilarious descriptions) here.
Reznor also provided a brief update on what’s 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 … listen to Jehnny’s record [To Love Is to Live] (comes out June 12th), continue to listen to Bowie, and don’t be too hard on yourself.”
Nine Inch Nails released new albums, Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts for free back in March.
View this post on Instagram
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. 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 and share the experience of screaming at the top of our lungs at each other. . Speaking of which, I suppose I can let you know we HAD a tour booked this fall that continued and expanded Cold and Black and Infinite. @jehnnybeth was coming along with us. We were excited. I’m bumming myself out right now. The what-could-have-been dates are below and we had some merch for that tour in production that we’re putting in the store (link in bio) with all of NIN’s profits going to local food banks in the cities we were going to play. . 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… listen to Jehnny’s record (comes out June 12), continue to listen to Bowie, and don’t be too hard on yourself. . TR 5.19.20 . If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out the incredible fan-made full length concert film at link in bio. . P.S. How in the fuck did you pull this off? . Sep 15 + 16 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre Sep 19 Los Angeles, CA – LA State Historic Park Sep 22 + 23 + 24 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sep 26 + 28 + 29 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre Oct 1 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre Oct 8 + 9 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre Oct 11 + 12 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory Oct 15 Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex Oct 17 Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Farmers Coliseum Oct 19 + 20 + 21 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Oct 23 + 24 + 26 + 27 + 29 Toronto, ON – Venue TBA . Photo: @jimlouvau