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[[Image:Lights In The Sky poster.jpg|thumb|290px|Tour poster]]
The Lights In The Sky tour took place between July and December 2008 in North America and South America in support of ''[[Ghosts I-IV]]'' and ''[[The Slip]]''. It was also essentially supporting ''[[Year Zero]]'' for the audiences it reached, as the [[Performance 2007]] tour had not covered those parts of the world. This was only the second NIN tour to reach South America.
 
The tour was originally planned to be documented in a 3D film by James Cameron, but this fell through and instead, a few shows were filmed by the NIN camp and the raw footage was made available to fans via a torrent. A fan collective known as [[This One Is On Us]] compiled the footage into a Blu-Ray and DVD release called ''Another Version Of The Truth: The Gift''.
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:
Among these effects were a static-like visual used for "[[Only (song)|Only]]", during which Reznor's movements could break the effect as if the lights were a physical barrier; a feed from a camera trained on Reznor during "[[The Greater Good]]" and "[[Closer]]" that created a surreal, almost 3D image of his face across the stage as he sang; and a large scale re-creation of a drum machine touch screen for Josh Freese to use during "[[Echoplex]]".
 
==Scrapped 3D Film==
The tour was originally planned to be documented in a 3D film by James Cameron, but this fell through and instead, a few shows were filmed by the NIN camp and the raw footage was made available to fans via a torrent. A fan collective known as [[This One Is On Us]] compiled the footage into a Blu-Ray and DVD release called ''Another Version Of The Truth: The Gift''.
 
Trent Reznor posted a statement on nin.com about the scrapped plans:
 
<blockquote>"File this one under lost opportunities.
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I'm very proud of the show we've put together for this tour and have been working hard the last few months to find a way to capture it. I had an amazing situation lined up that would have allowed me to film the show in 3D with James Cameron's team for a theatrical release as well as DVD / BluRay, etc. We had an extra date added to the tour that we were going to give away all the tickets for and have a filming party / thank you show.
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I made two critical mistakes. One was to approach a certain record company that owns some of the song rights about producing / funding. The second was to allow said company to fuck around as usual for months before saying um... no. We then achieved the impossible by finding alternate production / funding but the timetable is too rushed to get it filmed comfortably with the remaining time left on the tour. This tour and a lot of the personnel involved finish at the end of this leg, so we can't push filming into Jan / Feb.
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Deep breath...
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This was an amazing tour and production - certainly the best thing I've ever been involved with and likely the final tour for NIN on this scale. Thank you to those who came out to see it and forgive me for having a Kanye West moment, but this was FOR SURE the best show of the year and any bullshit end-of-the-year poll you may read in the next few weeks that says otherwise simply has it wrong. Those of you who saw it know I'm right.
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The shows we have announced in 2009 and any more that may be announced will be a completely different approach with some different personnel and will likely be the last for the foreseeable future."
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trent reznor</blockquote>
==Lights In The Sky Over North America==
*[http://www.wired.com/entertainment/music/news/2008/09/nin_show?currentPage=all Article from wired.com]
*[http://livedesignonline.com/concerts/nine-lives Article from livedesignonline.com]
*[http://nin.thisoneisonus.org/node/34 ''Another Version Of The Truth: The Gift'']
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