Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have announced a summer co-headlining tour, featuring support with Oneohtrix Point Never with a stop at Jones Beach on Aug 1. This team-up is surprising, given that Trent Reznor has a history of dissing Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Nine Inch Nails released The Downward Spiral and Soundgarden released Superunknown on March 8, 1994. So this is the 20th anniversary of both albums.
Last year, Reznor revived NIN for an album (Hesitation Marks) and lots of touring. Soundgarden will release a 20th anniversary reissue of Superunknown on June 3. In 2010, the band reunited after over a decade. Since then, they’ve toured, released various reissues, and put out a new album, 2012’s King Animal.
Death Grips are no more, which means they won't be touring with Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden after all. Trent Reznor tweeted, "sorry everyone… why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?"
Now, Reznor has put his trust in three groups of "new and old friends": Oneohtrix Point Never, Cold Cave, and the Dillinger Escape Plan will open the tour on select dates, OPN for Jones Beach...
Update: Oneohtrix Point Never is designing a special set for this tour featuring new material. "Sharing the stage with NIN means a great deal to me, and I'm honored to be replacing Death Grips on this tour," Daniel Lopatin said in a press release. "The last amphitheater tour I did was with Sigur Rós, in which audiences had no idea whether or not I was performing because I was behind a giant sheet. I’m happy to say that the setup is going to incredible on this run. Thus, I’m attempting to write 30 minutes of customized hard rock cyberdrone specifically for this tour. I am grateful to Trent Reznor and his production team for all their help."