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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."

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