Europe + Asia 2018
This tour took place between June and August in order to support the trilogy of Not The Actual Events, Add Violence and Bad Witch. It is part of the NIN 2017-2018 touring cycle.
- Alessandro Cortini: Keyboards, guitar, bass, backing vocals
- Robin Finck: Guitar, Keyboards, backing vocals
- Trent Reznor: Vocals, guitar, keyboards
- Atticus Ross: Keyboards, samples, programming, backing vocals
- Ilan Rubin: Drums, keyboards, backing vocals
This touring cycle had a stripped down, back-to-basics approach, similar to that of the Performance 2007 and Wave Goodbye tours. Reznor stated that he had bowed out of the "arms-race" of concert technology and wanted to bring an element of danger and unpredictability. Behind the band was a scrim, and very basic lighting was used. Smoke machines were able to be used, as no elaborate visual elements would be interfered with. The looseness of production allowed for setlists for the overall cycle to be notably spontaneous. An aesthetic element was added with strands of recording tape hanging from mic stands, keyboard stands, and drum structures. This harked back to the music video for "Head Like A Hole" and certain portions of the Self Destruct Touring Cycle.
"Somewhat Damaged", then "The Day The World Went Away"
- "Less Than"
- "March Of The Pigs"
- "The Lovers"
- "Shit Mirror"
- "Ahead Of Ourselves"
- "God Break Down The Door"
- "Copy Of A"
- "I'm Afraid Of Americans"
- "Gave Up"
- "The Hand That Feeds"
- "Head Like A Hole"
Several other songs appeared regularly throughout the tour; the above is based on setlist.fm's "average set" function.
|2018/06/22 London, UK||Meltdown Festival|
|2018/06/24 London, UK||Royal Albert Hall|
|2018/06/25 Paris, France||L'Olympia|
|2018/06/27 Amsterdam, Netherlands||AFAS Live|
|2018/06/29 St. Gallen, Switzerland||OpenAir St. Gallen|
|2018/06/30 Prague, Czech Republic||Aerodrome Festival|
|2018/07/02 Berlin, Germany||Zitadelle|
|2018/07/04 Roskilde, Denmark||Roskilde Festival|
|2018/07/06 Belfort, France||Les Eurockeennes|
|2018/07/08 Werchter, Belgium||Rock Werchter|
|2018/07/09 Montreux, Switzerland||Montreux Jazz Festival|
|2018/07/12 Lisbon, Portugal||NOS Alive|
|2018/07/14 Madrid, Spain||Mad Cool Festival|
|2018/08/11 Incheon, Korea||Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival|
|2018/08/14 Bangkok, Thailand||Moon Star Studio|
|2018/08/17 Tokyo, Japan||Sonic Mania|
|2018/08/19 Osaka, Japan||Summer Sonic|