Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden Embarking on Joint Tour

Death Grips will open on most dates

Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails performs at Rock en Seine on August 24th, 2013 in Saint-Cloud, France. Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs at iTunes Festival At SXSW at Moody Theater on March 13th, 2014 in Austin.
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March 16, 2014 10:27 AM ET

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are joining forces for a North American tour this summer. After setting off speculation by releasing similar tour teasers over Instagram last week, the bands made the announcement official late on Saturday.

The tour kicks off on July 19th in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood and wraps up in Los Angeles on August 25th at the Hollywood Bowl. The bands will play 23 dates together, mostly in the U.S. with one stop in Toronto, and Death Grips will be supporting on all but two of the dates.

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It's been 20 years since the two bands shared a bill; the last time they performed together was at Ontario's Molson Park in 1994 in a gig Trent Reznor later described as "a kind of professional showdown." The bands had each released an album on the same day that year (NIN's Downward Spiral and Soundgarden's Superunknown) and Reznor said his band had a chip on their shoulder regarding Soundgarden. Perhaps it's fitting that the bands are coming together on the anniversary of those landmark albums.

Soundgarden recently played Superunknown in full for the first time ever during the iTunes Festival at SXSW and will release a five-disc 20th anniversary edition of the album on June 3rd. Nine Inch Nails begin a tour of Australia and New Zealand on Monday, followed by a Latin American leg before hitting Europe in May and June.

Tickets for the joint tour go on sale March 21st. Here are the dates:

07-19 Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood
07-21 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07-24 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07-26 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
07-27 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07-29 Mansfield, MA - XFINITY Center
07-30 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
08-01 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
08-02 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
08-04 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
08-05 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08-07 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavillion
08-08 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Ampitheater at Lakewood
08-10 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
08-11 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
08-14 Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
08-16 Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
08-17 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavillion
08-19 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
08-21 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08-22 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08-24 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
08-25 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl

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