Recently, Trent Reznor announced he was reforming Nine Inch Nails. And while the group is slowly adding dates to their touring plans (internationally for now), it doesn’t look like we’ll get to hear new material any time soon.
During an interview with NME, Reznor was asked if fans could expect to hear any new songs during NIN’s upcoming performances. In response, Reznor said the following:
“There isn’t any new material to play except from a couple of tracks Adrian [Belew, guitarist] and I started experimenting on that were intended to go on a greatest hits record. We decided to push that back to 2014, and there’s no new record scheduled at this point.”
That’s slightly surprising to hear, since when Reznor first revealed NIN wasn’t completely dead, he hinted that the group would live on as a studio project. Whether any new tracks will appear on the mentioned greatest hits record also seems up in the air. Granted, that doesn’t mean a new album isn’t being worked on (just that it won’t be released in the immediate future). As for what fans can expect NIN to play live, Reznor tells NME that “The intention is to reconstruct songs based on this new instrumentation and only play songs we as a band feel good about.” So in other words, your guess is as good as ours. In case you plan on traveling this summer, dates announced so far can be seen after the jump.
07/26 Naeba, JAP – Fuji Rock Festival
07/28 Ansan, SKR – Ansan Valley Festival
08/18 Hockenheim, GER – Rock’n’Heim Festival
08/24 West Yorkshire, UK – Leeds Festival
08/26 Reading, UK – Reading Festival