Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are set to hit the road on their summer tour, which kicks off on July 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Planet Hollywood. The 23-date tour will hit several cities across the country (and one date in Toronto) before coming to a close on August 25 at the Hollywood Bowl.
The band Death Grips was originally scheduled to support the two acts, but the band announced that it was splitting up in early July. NIN’s frontrunner Trent Reznor was not surprised by the split, and the two headliners have yet to announce a new opening act.
The pairing of Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden is a familiar one, with the two bands having shared a bill nearly two decades ago at Ontario’s Molson Park. Reznor described the performance as a “showdown” with the two bands competing to put on their best performances. It’s fitting that the two bands would once again come together for a co-headlining tour 20 years later.
Although not much is known about either band’s setlists, fans can expect both acts to put on their best performances once again. Much like the last show they shared, the two will be “competing” to see who can put on the better show.
Both Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden got their start in the late 1980s; Soundgarden in Seattle and Nine Inch Nails in Cleveland.
NIN has released nine studio albums with The Downward Spiral spawning some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Hurt,” “Closer” and “Piggy.”
Soundgarden has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, but the band saw its greatest success with their Superuknown album released in 1994. The album produced their biggest hits “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman.” The band parted ways in 1997 due to internal conflicts, but reunited in 2010 with the release of their sixth album King Animal.