It turns out Nine Inch Nails' Bonnaroo '09 set won't be Trent Reznor's final U.S. show ever — today the NIN leader announced on the band's Website new plans to perform a handful of small venue shows in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. Nine Inch Nails' joint tour with Jane's Addiction and their massive set at Bonnaroo were supposed to be the final curtain calls for Reznor and Co. in the States before the band would "disappear for a while," but as Reznor writes, "Upon reflection, the NIN/JA tour felt like we had to rush through sets due to a limited allotted set length and many shows were in daylight — it just didn't feel right to end NIN that way."
So far, Reznor said Nine Inch Nails will perform at New York's Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall and Terminal Five; Chicago's Aragon Ballroom; and Los Angeles' Wiltern, the Henry Fonda, Palladium and the Echoplex. "These should be cool, unusual and unique shows and I hope you come out — this is it," Reznor writes of the final shows, strangely echoing Michael Jackson's canceled "This Is It!" concerts in London, which were meant to be the King of Pop's final performances in the U.K.
"They will be informal affairs in medium to small venues with longer set lists, possible special guests, cool openers and other surprises," Reznor notes of the final shows, adding that they'll begin around August 22nd, when NIN return from their current European jaunt. Reznor also hinted at a headlining slot at Toronto's V Fest, saying that the offer to play the Canadian festival "set the idea in motion to play some FUN shows to end this up with. If we can get it together we'll film these shows, too."
Full ticket info and concert dates are expected to be announced soon at the band's official site.
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