The Lollapalooza Tour took place from July 12–August 20, 1991 in North America as part of the inaugural Lollapalooza festival, organized by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell. The song "Now I'm Nothing" was written as an intro track for this tour. Portions of this performance can be found on Closure. The tour is part of the Pretty Hate Machine Tour series.
The other bands who played during this tour were Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Living Colour, Ice-T & Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes, Fishbone and Emergency Broadcast Network. Nine Inch Nails would again be part of later incarnations of the Lollapalooza Festival in 2008, 2013 and 2014.
- Richard Patrick: Guitar, backing vocals
- Trent Reznor: Vocals, guitar
- Jeff Ward: Drums
- James Woolley: Keyboards, programming, backing vocals
The stage setup was basic, but an added element was two black banners with the letter 'N' on them in white, which hung onstage behind the band. The second 'N' is backwards, implying that the banners were supposed to resemble the NIN logo, but the 'I' is not present in any photos or footage from the tour. The banners had holes in them, most likely to reduce wind resistance as the outdoor stage was sometimes open at the back.
- "Now I'm Nothing"
- "Terrible Lie"
- "The Only Time"
- "Get Down, Make Love" and/or "Ringfinger"
- "Down In It"
- "Head Like A Hole"
Also "That's What I Get" and early version of "Suck" were played at the warm-up shows.
|1991/07/12 New Orleans, LA||Tipitina's|
|1991/07/13 Houston, TX||Vatican|
|1991/07/15 El Paso, TX||Club 101|