Oh.... and please... continue, fellas.
Seriously though, if you have any recommendations for albums I could use to get acquainted with that guy before the tour starts I'd love to hear them. Because I'm so going to be looking forward to hearing Trent play those Frank Zappa cuts live.
Why are you blotting out their names? They're not you.
still though, no new material doesn't really warrant a "reunion" show four years later. i'm not the type of person to learn band member names, are any of these names from the old band (besides the wave goodbye drummer, i have heard of him)? it just isn't the same without robyn.
also, i really enjoy his work with atticus ross. i hope this is in addition to and not in lieu of how to destroy angels. yes, his wife's signing is annoying, but come on, some of trent's shit is whiny too and would seem more whiny if the music were less awesome.
either way, of course i will try to make a show. i just don't understand what it would look like, but i'm sure trent knows what he's doing. if atticus ross isn't listed as a band member, does that mean they won't be playing any of the tracks he worked on?
DATE CITY VENUE
04.10.2013 Pomona, CA Fox Theater
04.12.2013 Indio, CA Coachella
04.13.2013 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Theatre
04.17.2013 Monterey, CA The Golden State Theatre
04.18.2013 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
04.19.2013 Indio, CA Coachella
04.21.2013 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
I still think the only real reason he did the Wave Goodbye Tour was to justify pushing the limits of his live show. He pushed the visual limits as far as he could go with LiTS, and he wanted to push the musical limits as much as he could with Wave Goodbye. You really can't invite a bunch of special guests to perform at an ordinary show. I mean, you can, but bands don't. By dubbing it the Wave Goodbye tour it justified him going above and beyond the standard setlist MO. That's just my opinion.
In a period of three years between 2005-2008 Nine Inch Nails released 4 albums and did extensive touring. It's now been 4 years since they have released a new album. In that time away he did exactly what he stated he would do. He got married, worked on How to Destroy Angels and a couple of soundtracks and a grammy award. A new album and a full blown tour with a brand new lineup isn't going to be some tired or recycled greatest hits. We'll leave that type of touring to Rage Against the Machine and Tool who both do shows every now and again without any material in many years. Trent's popularity has only increased during this hiatus, he became more respected and the audience will certainly be hungry for more. I would bet a lot of the main stream attention from the last few years will even bring back the people who gave up after The Fragile. I expect a strong support act and a fresh stage show like we have never seen before.
NIN/JA and Wave Goodbye had their purpose. NIN/JA was about being more minimal after the giant Lights in the Sky production and promoting the return of Jane's Addiction. Wave Goodbye was simply a final few special engagement shows. I think the wait was plenty and it will be well worth it with this exciting new lineup and Trents comment about reinventing the band from scratch.
also, i guess i don't understand how you can re-invent a band that will be playing an old catalog of music. will we now hear the vuvuzela play la mer? only time will tell.
I have no idea how that reinvention process this time around but I have no reason to distrust his creativity at this point. I'm obviously a big fan though and would still love to see a mini ghosts tour and realize that most fans would be bored with that sort of thing.
I guess this was only on the vinyl and never live so just the audio .... cr****
i wonder if he's going to finally rerelease the fragile this year too.
He's said many times how he no longer identifies with a great deal of his older material. NIN has always been about raging about something; Pretty Hate Machine = woman for instance, or Year Zero with record labels, governments, etc. I think 4 years was plenty. I'd hate to see a 60 year old Trent trying to sing songs of angst and hatred.
Trent has grown up and can't do it forever. He's 47, has a son and another kid on the way, and he's apparently pretty happy where he's at now.
If anyone paid attention to his announcements, he said it wasn't the end, that it was just a break. During his second Chicago show for Wave Goodbye he even joked, "Nine Inch Nails isn't going away, so don't kill yourself yet."
omg i'd actually love to see SOAD again, they put on a fantastic show.
i saw them last summer, the sound was fucked up on the guitar for the first two or three songs.
it was a good show, but too many songs from the newer albums.
and the crowd was pretty still throughout the show. it was at a shed, and there was not one mosh on the lawn the whole time. when i saw them at the same venue in ~2006 the place was a wreck afterward. very subdued this time around.