That show was freekin awesome ...
Last show with the current line up. Trent is disbanning NIN.
Here is some video ...
NIN SHOW HAWAII
Speaking by phone Wednesday from somewhere between gigs in Seoul and Hong Kong, Reznor was low-key, firm but accommodating.
And he had some unexpected news to tell.
"YOU ARE getting the last show of the current incarnation of the band."
Although Reznor's touring band of drummer Josh Freese, guitarist Aaron North, bassist Jeordie White and keyboardist Alessandro Cortini are excellent support players, "at this point, I want to switch things around a bit. Nine Inch Nails as a rock band configuration, we've done it and we've done it again. I see other ways I can present the material in concert, more challenging, something new. I don't want it to go stale."
This group has toured together for two years, he said. "It's a well-rounded concert, a good collection of songs from different records."
If the show approximates the high production values seen on the 2006 tour DVD, "Beside You in Time," it should make for quite a spectacle, blinding strobe lights included.
"The show evolves, like a film," Reznor said. "It has a flow to it. And it'll be not what you saw on the DVD. It'll be cooler than that."
But the time has come to dial back.
"The idea of five guys playing loud music two hours, while it's the culmination of fine tuning over a lot of years, has got to change once finances come into play, especially performing in markets outside of the mainland U.S. I want to whittle things down."
Reznor was initially hesitant about doing this part of the world tour because of the expense. "But when you see a lot of people who don't speak English, knowing every word of your songs, that's pretty motivating and inspiring. And it helps that I have new management, a new head on my shoulders and the Internet to use."
After two years of touring, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor is disbanding his current lineup after this tour's final show in Honolulu. The band includes Jeordie White, left, Josh Freese, Reznor, Alessandro Cortini and Aaron North