Nine Inch Nails Announce New Album and Tour ... But There's a Catch

By Sam Valorose

May 10, 2018

Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails will be hitting the road alongside Scottish Alt-rock heroes The Jesus and Mary Chain for their Cold and Black Infinite North America 2018 Tour. Along with the tour announcement, NIN has also revealed that they will release a new EP titled Bad Witch on June 22nd. This project will be the conclusion and final release of their trilogy, following 2016's Not the Actual Events and 2017's ADD VIOLENCE.   

During Cold and Black Infinite tour, NIN will be performing at Meltdown, the London festival organized and curated by none other than The Cure's Robert Smith.

An interesting aspect of the tour is how tickets are being exclusively sold. You will need to buy them in person at a venue box office in what they are calling The Physical World Presale

Nine Inch Nails broke down their reasoning (in all caps) for only selling tickets in person on their website:

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.

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.

For more information, check out their website.

Bad Witch Cover and Track List: 

Nine Inch Nails Bad Witch

1. Sh*t Mirror

2. Ahead of Ourselves

3. Play the Goddamned Part

4. God Break Down the Door

5. I’m Not From This World

6. Over and out

Nine Inch Nails Tour

Cold and Black Infinite 2018 Tour Dates:

06/13 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

06/15 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

06/16 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

06/22 London, England - Meltdown Festival

06/24 London, England - Royal Albert Hall

06/25 Paris, France - Olympia

06/27 Amsterdam, Netherlands - AFAS

06/29 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Open Air Fest

06/30 Prague, Czech Republic - Aerodrome Festival

07/02 Berlin, Germany - Zitadelle

07/04 Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival

07/06 Belfort, France - Eurokennes Festival

07/08 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival

07/09 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival

07/12 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive Festival

07/14 Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival

08/14 Bangkok, Thailand - Moonstar Studio

08/17 Tokyo, Japan - Sonic Mania Festival

08/19 Osaka, Japan - Summer Sonic Festival

09/13 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre ^

09/14 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre ^

09/18 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks ^

09/19 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks ^

09/22 San Antonio, TX- River City Rockfest

09/24 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theater ^

09/26 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre ^

09/27 Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre ^

09/29 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater ^

10/09 Washington, DC - The Anthem ^

10/13 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall ^

10/14 New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall ^

10/19 Boston, MA - Boch Center ^

10/20 Boston, MA - Boch Center ^

10/22 Detroit, MI - Fox Theater ^

10/23 Detroit, MI - Fox Theater ^

10/25 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom ^

10/26 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom ^

11/23 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre ^

11/24 New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre ^

11/27 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^

11/28 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^

12/03 San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^

12/07 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium ^

12/08 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium ^

12/11 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium ^

12/12 Los Angeles, CA - Palladium ^

^ with the Jesus and Mary Chain

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