Jane’s Addiction’s Eric Avery Leaves Nine Inch Nails
Bassist Eric Avery has backed out of Nine Inch Nails’ reunion tour. Avery, a founding member of Jane’s Addiction who left the alt-rock band in 2010, was slated to join Trent Reznor and company on the road later this year.
A message posted on Facebook Avery said:
its with very mixed emotions i tell you all that im pulling out of NIN. i know. its been a tough call and i don’t know if its the right one. but i really want to focus on my musical life here in la, on film work in particular. as the tour dates kept growing… i just got overwhelmed. i just got home from a year of heavy travel with garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that nails demands… fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. go get em gentlemen.
Avery’s recent collaborations include the all-star band Giraffe Tongue Orchestra and Garbage. Nine Inch Nails will kick off a series of summer dates on July 26 at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan.