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| Pepsi On Stage (CANCELLED)
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| 2008/10/12 Bogota, Colombia
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| Outlet Centro Comercial Bima (CANCELLED)
| Outlet Centro Comercial Bima (CANCELLED)

Revision as of 06:59, 19 December 2008

Tour poster

On March 27, 2008, after much speculation, Nine Inch Nails announced a series of North American tour dates. A statement from Trent Reznor accompanied the announcement:

Lots going on in the world of nine inch nails...
Confirming a very poorly kept secret, the band has been reformed (details coming!) and we are about to embark on an extensive tour. The first wave of dates I can mention at this time appear below. Many more to come!
See you soon.

On April 4, 2008, the newest line-up was listed on their official Youtube page, with Rich Fownes listed. On June 5th, 2008, nin.com was updated with the updated band members, and a promotional release and note about the tour:

I am proud to announce the final personnel lineup of nine inch nails for the foreseeable future. We've added, we've subtracted and we've wound up with unquestionably the strongest lineup I've EVER had. Joining me onstage will be Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Freese and Justin Meldal-Johnson.
We've been working on something really special for these shows and so far I couldn't be happier with the results. We'll be revealing some live performances shortly here on nin.com - in the meantime, we've posted some photos from rehearsals up on Flickr here.
Meanwhile, I assume some of you may not be entirely familiar with the acts I've chosen to join us on various legs of this tour, so we've compiled a sampler EP for you. CLICK HERE to download this for free. If you like what you hear, be sure to show up early to the show (and please remember to support them by purchasing their music, if so inclined).

Nasty Little Man, NIN's Public-relations firm, has confirmed that the Lights In The Sky Tour will be a world tour. Currently only North American and South American dates have been announced.

On 20th November, a trailer for the tour was posted on nin.com.

On December 1st Nine Inch Nails announced the first leg of the 2009 tour, beginning in New Zealand and Australia. These dates included the first show in Aukland since 2000, and several dates headlining the Soundwave Festival across Australia.

During the Las Vegas show on December 13, 2008, Reznor announced Alessandro Cortini, like Josh Freese, would be leaving the line-up at the end of the tour, making the show the last for both Freese and Cortini. It was also announced that after the Australian leg of 2009 dates there would be a selection of US Amphitheater dates and some European shows later in the year in the same format as Australia, following festivals. Reznor also stated that 2009 would see Nine Inch Nails performing as a four-piece act, opting to not replace Cortini, suggesting the shows would not be of the same aesthetic visually or musically during the 2009 dates.


  • Alessandro Cortini: Keyboards, Guitar, Programming, Backing Vocals (2008 dates only)
  • Robin Finck: Guitar, Recorder, Backing Vocals
  • Josh Freese: Drums (2008 dates only)
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen: Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Trent Reznor: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Marimba, Tambourine
  • Ilan Rubin: Drums (from 2009)

Ticket Pre-sales

With the development of nin.com v7.0 and the discontinuation of The Spiral, ticket pre-sales were no longer limited to fan club members, resulting in a new method of ticket pre-sales being developed, explained on nin.com as thus:

Presales for the upcoming tour are about to begin. Presales for the Lexington, KY show will open on Wednesday, with many more shows starting up early next week. We’ve been working very hard to get the best tickets in the hands of the fans, bypassing scalpers, ticket resellers, and ticketing agencies… This has been a difficult process to bring together outside of The Spiral, and frankly, it’s a work in progress. The presale system you’ll be using for this tour does everything we set out to do, but as of right now ticket purchasing requires a few more steps than we’d prefer. You can expect a more streamlined system for future tours, but for now, here’s what to expect:
First, you’ll need to be a nin.com member to access presales. If you haven’t already, register for free at remix.nin.com (click “register” once you’re at the site), or log in with your Spiral username/password (Spiral members: If you’ve changed your Spiral pa ssword since November 2007, you may need to use your old password to login).
Then, subscribe to the news feed, or keep an eye on nin.com for presale announcements. The first announcement, regarding the Lexington show, will go up tomorrow.
When you purchase presale tickets, you’ll need to enter your legal name exactly as it appears on your identification. When you arrive at the show, there will be a special entrance for nin.com members. Present your ID at the entrance and you’ll receive your personalized ticket, which will have your name on it (no tickets will be sent out in advance). You’ll then have to enter the venue immediately. This process ensures that our presale tickets are purchased only by fans who are attending the show, and are useless to scalpers and ticket brokers.
More specific presale information will be posted tomorrow and in the coming days.
P.S. - purchasing presale tickets from nin.com will generally be less expensive than from public outlets.
posted by NIN PR at 4:41 pm pst, from los angeles

Lights In The Sky Over North America

Tour Dates

Date/Location Venue
2008/07/19 Los Angeles, CA The Forum (Dress rehearsal)
2008/07/25 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival
2008/07/26 Seattle, WA Key Arena at Seattle Center
2008/07/28 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
2008/07/29 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
2008/07/31 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
2008/08/02 Minneapolis, MN Target Center (POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 25, 2008)
2008/08/03 Chicago, IL Grant Park (Lollapalooza)
2008/08/05 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
2008/08/07 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
2008/08/08 Worcester, MA DCU Center (POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER 9, 2008)
2008/08/10 Baltimore, MD Pimlico Race Course (Virgin Mobile Festival)
2008/08/12 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
2008/08/13 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena
2008/08/15 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
2008/08/16 Houston, TX Toyota Center
2008/08/18 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
2008/08/20 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
2008/08/22 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
2008/08/23 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
2008/08/25 Toledo, OH Seagate Convention Center
2008/08/27 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
2008/08/29 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
2008/08/31 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
2008/09/02 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater
2008/09/03 Salt Lake City, UT The E Center of West Valley
2008/09/05 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena (formerly Oakland Arena)
2008/09/06 Inglewood, CA The Forum

Lights In The Sky Over South America

Tour Dates

Date/Location Venue
2008/10/02 Buenos Aires, Argentina Club Ciudad
2008/10/04 Santiago, Chile Arena Movistar Santiago
2008/10/07 Sao Paulo, Brazil via Funchal (CANCELLED)
2008/10/08 Caracas, Venezuela Poliedro de Caracas (RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 15)
2008/10/09 Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage (CANCELLED)
2008/10/12 Bogota, Colombia Outlet Centro Comercial Bima (CANCELLED)

Lights In The Sky Over North America

Tour Dates

Date/Location Venue
2008/10/18 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol (motorokr Festival)
2008/10/19 Guadalajara, Mexico VFG Arena (motorokr Festival)
2008/10/21 Monterrey, Mexico Arena Monterrey
2008/10/23 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
2008/10/25 New Orleans, LA City Park (Voodoo Music Festival)
2008/10/28 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
2008/10/29 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
2008/10/31 Nashville, TN The Sommet Center
2008/11/01 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
2008/11/03 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
2008/11/05 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
2008/11/06 Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
2008/11/08 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
2008/11/09 Worcester, MA DCU Center (RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 8)
2008/11/11 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
2008/11/12 Montréal, QC Bell Centre
2008/11/14 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
2008/11/15 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
2008/11/17 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
2008/11/18 Ft. Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum
2008/11/20 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center
2008/11/21 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
2008/11/22 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
2008/11/25 Minneapolis, MN Target Center (RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 2)
2008/11/26 Council Bluffs, IA Mid-America Center
2008/11/28 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena
2008/11/29 Billings, MT Metrapark Arena
2008/12/01 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
2008/12/04 Kelowna, BC Prospera Place
2008/12/05 Victoria, BC Save On Foods Memorial Centre
2008/12/07 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
2008/12/08 Nampa, ID Idaho Center
2008/12/09 Missoula, MT Adams Center
2008/12/12 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
2008/12/13 Las Vegas, NV Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Lights In The Sky Over Australia

Tour Dates

Date/Location Venue
2009/02/17 Aukland, New Zealand Vector Arena
2009/02/21 Brisbone, QLD Soundwave Festival
2009/02/22 Sydney, NSW Soundwave Festival
2009/02/27 Melbourne, VIC Soundwave Festival
2009/02/28 Adelaide, SA Soundwave Festival
2009/03/02 Perth, WA Soundwave Festival

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