Rumors were put to rest earlier this year when Nine Inch Nails front-man Trent Reznor posted on his website that NIN would tour in 2009 with the reunited Jane’s Addiction. The first wave of the North American Tour includes a stop in Las Vegas at the intimate Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
NIN, the most popular industrial name to make the cross-over to mainstream success, was created by front man Trent Reznor and has experienced success with fans and critics throughout the ’90s and 2000s.
Following the 1989 release of Pretty Hate Machine, Reznor, along with a backing band, began touring with acts like Skinny Puppy, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Peter Murphy. By touring with more rock acts versus industrial bands, NIN expanded their fan base quickly, even receiving airplay of “Down In It” in dance clubs, helping it to reach Billboard’s dance and modern rock charts. In 1991, NIN joined the inaugural Lollapalooza tour where the band first joined forces with Jane’s Addiction, that year’s headliners.
NIN’s second full-length release, The Downward Spiral (1994), was a concept album that brought fans a new sound and preceded the group performing at that year’s Woodstock anniversary. The double CD release The Fragile followed in 1999, debuting at #1. Touring and additional releases followed and in 2008 Reznor released an instrumental album Ghosts I-IV, followed several months later by The Slip which were both released on the Null Corporation independent label.
Fronted by charismatic lead singer Perry Farrell, alternative rockers Jane’s Addiction, with members Dave Navarro (guitar), Eric Avery (bass) and Stephen Perkins (drums) caused a stir in the mid-’80s with their blend of influenced rock. The group released the aptly-titled Nothing’s Shocking (1988) which spent 35 weeks on the charts. In 1990 the band’s follow up studio album Ritual de lo Habitual gave Jane’s Addiction commercial success, reaching Top 20 and gold status. Farrell went on to create Lollapalooza as mentioned above and headlined the festival as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction. After disbanding, members kept active, performing with other groups and creating side projects before reuniting several times in the ’90s and early 2000s, but never with the original lineup. Completing the tour line-up and reuniting for the first time with all four original members, Jane’s Addiction is set to hit the stage for this 2009 tour.
This event is presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and show time is 8:00 p.m. The Pearl is home to Miller Lite Live, presented by Cricket Wireless and sponsored by Citi; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.