Nine Inch Nails, the brain child of musician Trent Reznor, has announced that he will be releasing a brand new album, Bad Witch, on June 22nd, 2018. This is Nine Inch Nails' ninth full-length album, and the first since 2013's Hesitation Marks.
In a statement on the official Nine Inch Nails website, where fans can pre-order the vinyl edition of Bad Witch, Reznor wrote the following to fans in regards to the album's upcoming release:
"In these times of nearly unlimited access to all the music in the world, we've come to appreciate the value and beauty of the physical object. Our store's focus is on presenting these items to you. Vinyl has returned to being a priority for us - not just for the warmth of the sound, but the interaction it demands from the listener. The canvas of artwork, the weight of the record, the smell of the vinyl, the dropping of the needle, the difficulty of skipping tracks, the changing of sides, the secrets hidden within, and having a physical object that exists in the real world with you...all part of the experience and magic.
Digital formats and streaming are great and certainly convenient, but the ideal way I'd hope a listener to experience my music is to grab a great set of headphones, sit with the vinyl, drop the needle, hold the jacket in your hands looking at the artwork (with your fucking phone turned off) and go on a journey with me."
In addition to the album announcement, Reznor has announced a Nine Inch Nails North American tour, slated to kick off on September 13th in Phoenix, AZ. The tour will feature support from The Jesus and Mary Chain. There's a catch, however: tickets for this tour will only be available in person. In a statement on the project's website, Reznor wrote the following:
Tickets for the Cold and Black and Infinite North America 2018 Tour will go on sale May 19th exclusively at the physical world presale. (Denver on May 20th).
What? Why? Physical world presale?
The promise of a world made better by computers and online connectivity has failed us in many ways, particularly when it comes to ticketing. Everything about the process sucks and everyone loses except the reseller. We've decided to try something different that will also likely suck, but in a different way. We're hoping many of you will be happy with the results, while some may do what they always do and bitch about it.
Here's How It Works:
You (an actual human being) show up at the box office, interact with the ticket seller (another actual human being) and purchase up to four tickets that will actually be handed to you on the spot. The tickets will not be available online or anywhere else before or during that day. All seats (including the best seats) will be available first come, first serve. You may actually encounter other actual human beings with similar interests likely wearing black clothing during the process and potentially interact with them. The experience has the potential* to be enjoyable. Nine Inch Nails has always been about bringing people together, living life to the fullest and good times.**
ANY REMAINING TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT A LATER DATE.
* = Not Guaranteed
** = Not Entirely True
For information regarding each box office on-sale time and ticketing availability, you can click here. To pre-order Bad Witch, click here.
September 13: Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
September 14: Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
September 18: Morrison, CO - Red Rock Amphitheater
September 19: Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
September 24: Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
September 26: Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
September 27: Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre
September 29: Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
October 9: Washington, D.C. - The Anthem
October 13: New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
October 14: New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
October 19: Boston, MA - Boch Center
October 20: Boston, MA - Boch Center
October 22: Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
October 23: Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
October 25: Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
October 26: Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
November 23: New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
November 24: New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre
November 27: Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
November 28: Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
December 3: San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
December 7: Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
December 8: Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
December 11: Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
December 12: Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
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