“2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases,” Reznor wrote. “I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while. Last year’s ‘Lights in the Sky’ tour was something I’m quite proud of and seems like the culmination of what I could pull off in terms of an elaborate production. It was also quite difficult to pull off technically and physically night after night and left us all a bit dazed. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year.”
Reznor gives no indication of what this hiatus will mean, or how long it’s even going to be. In the meantime, fans will have to make do with this next leg of shows, which will include Jane’s Addiction as an opening act for the American tour, the first time the two bands have played together since the original Lollapalooza back in 1991.
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