.

Nine Inch Nails Reschedule Final Gigs So Reznor Is "At Full Power"

September 8, 2009 11:51 AM ET

Nine Inch Nails have rescheduled the last two dates of their Wave Goodbye tour after an illness sidelined Trent Reznor last week. Reznor and NIN were supposed to perform their last-ever show on Saturday, September 6th at Los Angeles' Echoplex, but now the band's September 10th show at the Wiltern has the distinction of being the final ever NIN concert. The band will also take the stage tonight at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theatre.

According to TMZ, while flying from his farewell shows in Chicago to Los Angeles, Reznor developed a clogged ear. Reznor still performed September 2nd at L.A.'s Palladium, but oversang and strained his voice because he couldn't hear himself clearly. "Sorry about the hassles with the show not happening last night and tomorrow's rescheduling. If it would have been possible to pull these off, I would have," Reznor wrote last week on the NIN.com page. "I appreciate your patience and understanding — we're attempting to make sure that everyone has the best experience possible and we're at full power."

Like Nine Inch Nails' Palladium performance, the band was once again joined by Gary Numan for a pair of songs, frequent NIN cover "Metal" and Numan's 1980 single "I Die: You Die." Unlike the Palladium performance, The Downward Spiral wasn't performed in its entirety, but the set list did feature a heavy sampling of Pretty Hate Machines tracks and an encore of Joy Division's "Dead Souls" and Reznor's "Hurt."

Related Stories:
Nine Inch Nails Cancel L.A. Show Due to Trent Reznor's Illness
Nine Inch Nails Wave Goodbye to New York With Bauhaus' Murphy
Nine Inch Nails Perform Full "Downward Spiral" as Wave Goodbye Tour Gets Underway

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com