Trent Reznor: 'Nine Inch Nails will return this summer'

Band to return with arena tour and brand new line-up

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Trent Reznor has confirmed that Nine Inch Nails will return this Summer with a brand new line-up.

The band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2009 with Reznor working on movie soundtracks and new band How To Destroy Angels in the subsequent years. However, posting a statement online today, the frontman confirmed that Nine Inch Nails will play live this summer and revealed details of the new line-up in the group. Appearing alongside Reznor will be Eric Avery of Jane's Addiction, King Crimson's Adrian Belew and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv alongside long-term collaborators Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin.

Reznor's statement reads:

"Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to rethink the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows. The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014. Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon."

Meanwhile, How To Destroy Angels release their debut album 'Welcome Oblivion' on March 5. Nine Inch Nails currently have no live dates confirmed with an announcement expected shortly.

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