It seems like only yesterday that Nine Inch Nails went on their farewell tour, but it was actually a little over three years ago. Since then, Trent Reznor has focused on several things, like winning an Oscar for composing music for The Social Network and How to Destroy Angels, his project with co-composer Atticus Ross and his wife Mariqueen Maandig. Now, a week before the first HTDA album is released, Reznor has announced that he’s reforming Nine Inch Nails.

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.

From this statement, it seems like it’s just a touring entity for now, but what a hell of a touring entity. King Crimson’s Adrian Belew, Jane’s Addiction’s Eric Avery, former NIN collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv. While he made it seem like Nine Inch Nails would live on as a studio project and not perform live, it looks like time and a different perspective may have changed things. The winner is any NIN fan, who will get to see the band play arenas.

[via Pitchfork]