Another one bites the dust! With the reformation of Nine Inch Nails, Adrian Belew is the next one to be out of the band. Belew posted a lengthier explanation about his departure on his Facebook page, but it has since been taken down and replaced with a simpler, “It didn’t work.”

Here’s the original post:

“hey folks, before this goes too far let me say this: I greatly respect trent and the music he makes. no one is at fault. we both agreed it just was not working. I’m sorry to disappoint anyone. that really hurts. but NIN will do an amazing show and I am back where I belong: creating FLUX.”

This decision must have been swirling around everybody’s heads once NIN re-united with Robin Finck. And with their new album Hesitation Marks due out on September 3, it’ll be interesting to see how the live shows will shape up with the new/old lineup. The news also comes just as the single “Came Back Haunted” made its way online, and after announcing dates for a full U.S. tour to to take place at the end of September with Explosions In The Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor opening on select dates. Check out a complete rundown of NIN’s Tension 2013 tour dates below.


With Explosions In The Sky:

09/28 St, Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

09/30 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center

10/01 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

10/03 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell

10/04 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre

10/05 Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center

10/07 Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace Of Auburn Hills

10/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center


With Godspeed You! Black Emperor:

10/11 Boston, MA – TD Garden

10/14 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

10/15 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

10/18 Washington, DC – Verizon Center

10/19 University Park, PA – Bryce Jordan Center

10/21 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

10/22 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

10/24 Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena


With support TBA:

10/30 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center

10/31 Orlando, FL – Amway Center


With Explosions In The Sky:

11/05 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

11/08 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

11/09 Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center

11/11 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center

11/13 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center

11/15 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

11/16 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

11/18 Portland, OR – Rose Garden Arena

11/19 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena

11/21 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

11/22 Seattle, WA – KeyArena


With support TBA:

11/24 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place

11/25 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome


[by way of The PRP]