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Nine Inch Nails’ “Tension 2013” North American Arena Tour Launches Tomorrow, September 28, At Xcel Energy Center In St. Paul, MN


September 27, 2013

Nine Inch Nails’ “Tension 2013” North American Arena Tour

Launches Tomorrow, September 28, At Xcel Energy Center In St. Paul, MN

Upcoming Shows Include Barclays Center In Brooklyn On October 14,

Newark’s Prudential Center On October 15 And Staples Center In Los Angeles On November 8

Critically Acclaimed Hesitation Marks, Nine Inch Nails’ First Album In Five Years, Is Out Now

Tomorrow night, Nine Inch Nails will kick off “Tension 2013,” an extensive North American arena tour, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. The band – which recently released Hesitation Marks, its first album in five years – will play Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on October 14 and Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on October 15. West Coast dates include a show at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on November 8. For more information on the tour, visit

Nine Inch Nails’ lineup for the fall tour includes Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Robin Finck, Lisa Fischer, Sharlotte Gibson, Pino Palladino, Trent Reznor and Ilan Rubin.

The New York Times’ Jon Pareles said, “[Nine Inch Nails’] arena tour promises the kind of sensory onslaught — musical, visual, emotional — that fans have missed.” The band, which recently completed a series of summer festival performances, topped SPIN’s list of “The 50 Best Things We Saw at Lollapalooza 2013.” Rolling Stone praised Nine Inch Nails’ Outside Lands Festival set as “one of the most memorable…in the festival’s six-year history.”

Reviewing Nine Inch Nails’ intimate record release show at the Troubadour, the Los Angeles Times observed, “no band can call up a wraithful wail of noise like NIN.” “The band plays perfectly, and their leader’s delivery is flawless from whisper to scream,” said SPIN. “NIN have a reputation as one of rock’s greatest live bands, but this show found the group attaining new heights,” noted Billboard. “This might be the most exciting incarnation of NIN yet…”

Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks (Columbia Records) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums chart and was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, People, USA Today and Alternative Press.

“There is blood here: Hesitation Marks refers to the preliminary wounds made during a suicide attempt,” said Rolling Stone. “There is deliverance, too. You can dance to much of this terror, all the way to the brink and back.” SPIN observed, “icon Reznor is once again one of the most vital artists working today” while The Washington Post said, “It’s one of the best albums of the year and NIN’s finest work since at least 1999’s ‘The Fragile.’” “At once sophisticated and feral, [Hesitation] Marks gets high marks for taking a dark, majestic leap from trends and nostalgia into uncharted vistas…Peak Trent Reznor,” noted USA Today. Entertainment Weekly named it as one of the fall’s “must-hear” albums and called the singles “Came Back Haunted” and “Everything” “among Reznor’s finest.”


Date City/State/Province Venue

9/28* St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

9/30* Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

10/1* St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena

10/3* Montreal, QC Centre Bell

10/4* Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

10/5* Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center

10/7* Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

10/8* Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center

10/11** Boston, MA TD Garden

10/12** Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

10/14** Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

10/15** Newark, NJ Prudential Center

10/18** Washington, DC Verizon Center

10/19** University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center

10/21** Raleigh, NC PNC Arena

10/22** Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

10/24** Atlanta, GA Philips Arena

10/30+ Sunrise, FL BB&T Center

10/31+ Orlando, FL Amway Center

11/5* San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

11/8* Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

11/9* Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center

11/11* El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center

11/13* Broomfield, CO 1stBANK Center

11/15* Las Vegas, NV The Joint

11/16* Las Vegas, NV The Joint

11/18* Portland, OR Moda Center

11/19* Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

11/21* Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

11/22* Seattle, WA KeyArena

11/24++ Edmonton, AB Rexall Place

11/25++ Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome

* Explosions in the Sky supporting

** Godspeed You! Black Emperor supporting

+ Gary Numan supporting

++ Autolux supporting


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