On November 20, 2008, a [ trailer] for the tour was posted on
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. 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. The December 17, 2008, blog entry read:
:"The LIGHTS IN THE SKY era has come to a close, and I'd like to once again thank you for your support. I am very proud of what we pulled off - it was an immense amount of work and worth it all.