Trent Reznor has announced the return of Nine Inch Nails. Unveiling a "reinvented" lineup, featuring members of King Crimson and Jane's Addiction, Reznor revealed plans for a "full-on arena tour" in 2013 and 2014.
Reznor's reimagining of Nine Inch Nails follows a four-year hiatus, during which he mostly worked on film scores. In a statement to Pitchfork, the 47-year-old said he made the decision while working with King Crimson's Adrian Belew, who also contributed to NIN's 2008 album Ghosts I-IV. "[We were working] 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 rethink the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be," Reznor wrote. "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's new lineup includes Reznor, Belew, Telefon Tel Aviv's Josh Eustis, long-time bandmates Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin, and Eric Avery, formerly of Jane's Addiction. Although the major world tour won't begin until 2014, NIN will begin playing concert dates this summer. According to Billboard, one of the group's first shows will be at Lollapalooza.
Reznor is also reportedly planning to record some new NIN music. At the end of last year, he told the New Yorker that two new songs would appear on the band's greatest hits compilation, due in 2014. Some time thereafter, he expects to release an eighth studio album.
In the meantime, Reznor remains busy with his new band, How to Destroy Angels, which also features his wife, Mariqueen Maandig. Its debut album, Welcome Oblivion, is out on 5 March.Nine Inch Nails are returning to the stage this year for a number of shows worldwide including a US arena tour this fall. The lineup of the band includes Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Joshua Eustis, and Ilan Rubin, along with Trent Reznor. The first shows will be this summer.