Trent Reznor opens up about Nine Inch Nails' festival stage shows

The frontman says the band are inspired by Talking Heads' 1983 'Stop Making Sense' tour

Trent Reznor opens up about Nine Inch Nails' festival stage shows

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Trent Reznor has spoken about the striking visuals fans can expect from the Nine Inch Nails' forthcoming summer festival dates.

The band are due to play live for the first time since 2009 tonight (July 16) at Fuji Rock festival in Japan. The performance will be live-streamed here.

Speaking to the New York Times about the forthcoming festival dates, which includes a slot at Reading and Leeds Festivals, Reznor said he was inspired by Talking Heads' 1983 tour, which was filmed for the Stop Making Sense live film. The shows will see the frontman start out onstage alone, before the band gradually assembles around him.

Renzor also revealed that after the festival dates have finished, the band will begin work on an entirely different production and stage set-up for their world arena tour next year. "The fact that we’re doing all this only for these few shows, and then we have to do it over again, throwing all this out to do a completely new thing, with new things that won’t work," he said. "That feels a little insane."

Commenting on the success of their comeback, he added: "OK is not acceptable. Strangely, we're bigger now than we were ever before. When we put the single out, and we put tickets on sale, the question mark was answered. This is the biggest it's ever been. Maybe it’s scarcity or time away."

Nine Inch Nails will release their new album 'Hesitation Marks' on September 3. The album, which is the follow-up to 2008's 'The Slip', features guest appearances by bassist Pino Palladino, who regularly plays with The Who, and Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.

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