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Nine Inch Nails and Jane's Addiction announce 2009 tour dates

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Jane's Addiction in the salad days of androgyny.

Since his contract with Interscope expired, things in Trent Reznor's life seem to have begun developing at an exponentially increased speed. Under Interscope's thumb, Reznor's output with Nine Inch Nails went from an average wait of 3 years between releases to a pace of more than an album a year.

And now, just weeks after Trent Reznor bid a vague farewell to his fans and hinted at a retirement for NIN, the tour he mentioned with Jane's Addiction has come to fruition.

It's not all sunshine and lollipops, especially not for Twin Cities fans. The tour is breezing over the land of 10,000 grown up goths. The closest they're coming is Chicago, and, worse yet, Jane's Addiction will be sitting out that show (the resident futurists at Pitchfork say this all but ensures a Jane's Addiction appearance at this year's Lollapalooza).

But, with nostalgia weighing heavy on your hearts, that six hour drive along I-94 should positively zip by with sing alongs to Terrible Lie and reminiscences about a time when Reznor and Marilyn Manson were still trading hand jobs on the First Avenue main stage.

Us plebes are still waiting to find if this is indeed a curtain call for Nine Inch Nails. But play it safe. What's a half dozen hours and a couple thousand miles when it comes to reclaiming your teen years for an hour or two?

Nine Inch Nails and Janes Addiction tour 2009

05-08 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre

05-09 Tampa, FL - Ford Amphitheatre

05-10 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre

05-14 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion

05-15 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion

05-16 Chula Vista, CA - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

05-18 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl

05-20 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine Meadows

05-22 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

05-23-25 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival

05-26 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

05-27 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

05-29 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion *

05-30 Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center

05-31 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Center

06-02 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Amphitheatre

06-03 Darien Lake, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheatre

06-05 Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront

06-06 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

06-07 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

06-09 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion

06-10 Burgettstown, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion

06-12 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

  • NIN without Jane's Addiction