NIN 2013 Festival Tour

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This tour took place between July and September 2013 in Asia, Europe and the United States. It was part of the NIN 2013-2014 touring cycle. These were the first Nine Inch Nails shows since the Wave Goodbye Tour in 2009.



Though Eric Avery and Adrian Belew were originally slated to be part of the touring lineup[1], both dropped out during rehearsals. Avery felt overwhelmed by the idea of going on tour after just having finished a major tour with Garbage, and also wanted to focus on some studio work.[2] Belew stated simply that "it didn't work."[3] Robin Finck was brought back to replace Belew, and Josh Eustis's duties were then expanded to include bass.

Stage Set-Up

The band members' silhouettes
The band playing in front of background panels

This leg utilized several mobile LED screens behind the band, which would supply lighting and also background footage during certain portions of the set. The production and lighting were again designed by Rob Sheridan, Roy Bennett and Moment Factory, who also worked on the 2008 Lights In The Sky Tour and the How To Destroy Angels Live 2013 tour. The production also made use of Kinect for interactive video manipulation. The band members arrived onstage at the beginning of the set one member at a time and their silhouettes were projected onto the background, which are references to Talking Heads' 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense. [4] The silhouettes are also reminiscent of those at the beginning of shows on Depeche Mode's Devotional tour.

Typical Setlist

  1. "Copy Of A"
  2. "Sanctified" or "Disappointed"
  3. "Came Back Haunted"
  4. "1,000,000"
  5. "March Of The Pigs"
  6. "Piggy"
  7. "Terrible Lie"
  8. "Burn"
  9. "Closer"
  10. "Gave Up"
  11. "Help Me I Am In Hell"
  12. "Me, I'm Not" or "The Warning"
  13. "Find My Way"
  14. "The Way Out Is Through"
  15. "Wish"
  16. "Survivalism"
  17. "Only"
  18. "The Hand That Feeds"
  19. "Head Like A Hole"
  20. "Hurt"


Setlists for the three non-festival dates were longer and also more varied since minimal production was used. Other songs played during these shows include (in order of commonality): "Somewhat Damaged," "The Beginning Of The End," "I'm Afraid Of Americans," "The Good Soldier," "Pinion," "Dead Souls," "La Mer," "The Day The World Went Away," and "The Line Begins To Blur."

Tour Dates

Date/Location Venue
2013/07/26 Naeba, Japan Fuji Rock Festival
2013/07/28 Ansan, South Korea Ansan Valley Festival
2013/08/02 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
2013/08/10 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival
2013/08/15 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop Festival
2013/08/16 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Lowlands Festival
2013/08/18 Hockenheim, Germany Rock'n'Heim Festival
2013/08/20 London, England Scala
2013/08/21 Belfast, Northern Ireland Belsonic Festival
2013/08/23 West Yorkshire, England Leeds Festival
2013/08/24 Paris, France Rock en Seine Festival
2013/08/25 Reading, England Reading Festival
2013/08/28 Milan, Italy Mediolanum Forum
2013/08/29 Zurich, Switzerland Zurich Openair Festival
2013/09/01 Philadelphia, PA Made In America Festival
2013/09/03 West Hollywood, CA Secret KROQ show at The Troubadour

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