It's been four years since Trent Reznor declared that Nine Inch Nails should "disappear for a while," but the group mastermind announced today that the band will be back for an extended tour that will kick off this summer.
Although no dates have been revealed, sources tell Billboard that one of the reunited group's appearances will be at Lollapalooza in Chicago.
Here's Trent Reznor's full statement:
"NOTE FROM TRENT:
Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.
I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked – which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.
Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.
To get you pumped up, here's Nine Inch Nails performing "Closer."