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