Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Will Team Up For Summer Tour
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden finally confirmed the dates for their joint summer tour last night. Earlier last week, both bands teased the possibility of a tour on their Instagram accounts, flashing images of different venues in various U.S. markets. Now, the official schedule is out and both bands will indeed be hitting most every major city in the U.S. along with the help of Death Grips who will open every show.
Trent Reznor will bring the four-piece NIN arrangement he is currently employing on their co-headlining tour with Queens of The Stone Age as the band continues their tour supporting Hesitation Marks. Soundgarden will also tour around their album Superunknown, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. In addition to several performances of the record front to back, the band is also offering a deluxe edition re-issue of their 1994 chart-topper.
As previously noted, the pairing carries a certain amount of irony, particularly this year. Soundgarden and NIN both released albums in 1994 on the same day (March 8), however Soundgarden’s Superunknown beat NIN’s The Downward Spiral to the top of the charts. The rivalry came to a head at a show in Ontario (the last time the two played together), where Reznor aimed to “show them” after Superunknown topped the charts.
Regardless, it seems as if both bands are intent on leaving their past in the past and will embark on a five-week tour that will land them on stages in every corner of the country including the tour-opening combo of Las Vegas and Red Rocks. Other notable stops include New York, Florida, Texas and California before the tour wraps up August 25 at Hollywood Bowl.
One of the lingering questions is who will fill in for Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, who has chosen to spend 2014 with Pearl Jam. Well, according to the Brazilian publication Globo, Matt Chamberlain will serve as Soundgarden drummer for this year. Chamberlain briefly toured with Pearl Jam in their early days and has also played with Peter Gabriel, Fiona Apple, Bruce Hornsby, David Bowie and many more.
Tickets will be available on March 21 with a pre-sale beginning March 18.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden 2014 Tour Dates:
July 19 Las Vegas, NV—Planet Hollywood
July 21 Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 24 Tinley Park, IL—First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 26 Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 27 Toronto, ON—Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 29 Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center
July 30 Camden, NJ—Susquehanna Bank Center
August 1 Wantagh, NY—Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
August 2 Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center
August 4 Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live
August 5 Virginia Beach, VA—Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 7 Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion
August 8 Atlanta, GA—Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
August 10 West Palm Beach, FL—Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 11 Tampa, FL—MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 14 Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheatre
August 16 Woodlands, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 17 Dallas, TX—Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 19 Aluquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater
August 21 Chula Vista, CA—Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 22 Irvine, CA—Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 24 Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheater
August 25 Hollywood, CA—Hollywood Bowl