As Nine Inch Nails mounts their comeback, the band's longtime fans are being hit with the holy grail of updates: We now have a new song, an album title and a plethora of tour dates.
The totally revamped rock band -- which will now feature Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv alongside original members Trent Reznor, Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin -- has unveiled "Came Back Haunted," the first NIN single since 2008's "Discipline." The song will feature on the upcoming album "Hesitation Marks," slated for a Sept. 3 release and labeled "frankly f—ing great" by Reznor in a press release.
Nine Inch Nails will also hit the road on a massive world tour with Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor on hand to open. It's the first set of concerts since 2009's Wave Goodbye Tour and the first album since 2008's "The Slip," which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard chart.
Listen to "Came Back Haunted" above and find out whether NIN will make a stop in your city here. Tickets go on sale June 14.
July 26: Niigata, Japan - Fuji Rocks Festival
July 28: Ansan, South Korea - Ansan Valley Festival
Aug: 2-4: Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug. 9-11: San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
Aug. 15: Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
Aug. 16: Biddinghuizen, Holland - Lowlands Festival
Aug. 18: Hockenheim, Germany - Rock 'n' Heim
Aug. 21: Belfast, Northern Ireland - Belsonic Festival
Aug. 23: Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
Aug. 24: Paris, France - Rock en Seine
Aug. 25: Reading, England - Reading Festival
Aug. 28: Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival
Sept. 28: St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center *
Sept. 30: Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center *
Oct. 1: St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena *
Oct. 3: Montreal, Quebec - Centre Bell *
Oct. 4: Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre *
Oct. 5: Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center *
Oct. 7: Auburn Hill, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills *
Oct. 8: Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Center *
Oct. 11: Boston, MA - TD Garden #
Oct. 14: Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center #
Oct. 15: Newark, NJ - Prudential Center #
Oct. 18: Washington, DC - Verizon Center #
Oct. 19: University Park, PA - Bryce Jordan Center #
Oct. 21: Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena #
Oct. 22: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena #
Oct. 24: Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena #
Oct. 25-27: Asheville, NC - Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
Oct. 30: Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
Oct. 31: Orlando, FL - Amway Center
Nov. 1-3: New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Music Experience
Nov. 5: San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center *
Nov. 8: Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center *
Nov. 9: Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center *
Nov. 11: El Paso, TX - Don Haskins Center *
Nov. 13: Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center *
Nov. 15: Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *
Nov. 16: Las Vegas, NV - The Joint *
Nov. 18: Portland, OR - Rose Garden Arena *
Nov. 19: Spokane, WA - Spokane Arena *
Nov. 21: Vancouver, British Columbia - Rogers Arena *
Nov. 22: Seattle, WA - KeyArena *
Nov. 24: Edmonton, Alberta - Rexall Place
Nov. 25: Calgary, Alberta - Scotiabank Saddledome
* with Explosions in the Sky
# with Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Read the statement from Reznor about the band's comeback:
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.
Finally, fans can revisit their old NIN favorites via a Soundcloud playlist Reznor created featuring all of the band's singles.