Two months before the release of their fifth full-length album, Year Zero, Nine Inch Nails began a new tour, officially called Performance 2007. The tour started as a kind of best-of or hits tour (since no songs from Year Zero were played at the first few days) but later transformed into a direct Year Zero support tour. Opening acts for this tour were The Dandy Warhols, Alec Empire, Intacto, Ladytron, The Lovesong, Noisecut, The PoPo, Serena Maneesh, Theodor Bastard, Unkle and White Rose Movement.
European spring tour
Prior to the beginning of tour, Reznor in interview described it as an opportunity of playing with the same line-up again, visiting some places NIN had not played in before and revisiting music from all the different areas of NIN rather than focusing on the new album.
Two Year Zero songs made their debut on this leg ("Survivalism" and "The Beginning Of The End"), as well as a few old, never before played live songs: "Last" from Broken, "We're In This Together" from The Fragile and deconstructed version of "The Fragile" from Still. Three songs from The Downward Spiral ("Heresy", "Ruiner", "The Becoming") returned to the setlist for the first time since 1994-95 Self Destruct tour.
The production on this tour was minimal, as it was mostly a club tour. On the other hand, the tour featured the heaviest setlist rotation to this point in NIN history, covering about 40 songs from all NIN albums.
During the Spanish and UK legs at the beginning of this tour, flash drives each containing an intentionally leaked song from Year Zero ("My Violent Heart," "Me, I'm Not" and "In This Twilight") were found in men's bathroom stalls.
Australia/Japan spring tour
This tour featured the same production as the previous European tour, but was more focused on Year Zero, as it had 5-6 of the album's songs in each show setlist, while the European tour had no more than two. "Hyperpower!", "The Good Soldier", "Me, I'm Not" and "Capital G" made their live debut on this leg.
|2007/05/07 Brisbane, Australia||Riverstage|
|2007/05/09 Sydney, Australia||Big Top Luna Park|
|2007/05/10 Sydney, Australia||Big Top Luna Park (POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 15)|
|2007/05/11 Sydney, Australia||Big Top Luna Park (POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 16)|
|2007/05/13 Melbourne, Australia||Metro Nightclub|
|2007/05/14 Melbourne, Australia||Metro Nightclub|
|2007/05/15 Melbourne, Australia||Metro Nightclub|
|2007/05/18 Tokyo, Japan||Studio Coast|
|2007/05/19 Tokyo, Japan||Studio Coast|
|2007/05/20 Tokyo, Japan||Studio Coast|
|2007/05/22 Nagoya, Japan||Zepp|
|2007/05/23 Osaka, Japan||Zepp|
|2007/05/24 Osaka, Japan||Zepp|
This tour featured one more song from Year Zero ("The Great Destroyer") and more extensive production, which included a traditional for major NIN tours visual section in the middle of show, this time created for "Me, I'm Not", "The Great Destroyer", "Eraser" and "Only".
|2007/09/05 Tel Aviv, Israel||Fair, Trade & Convention Center|
|2007/09/09 Beijing, China||Beijing Pop Festival|
|2007/09/11 Seoul, South Korea||Olympic Hall|
|2007/09/13 Hong Kong, China||Asia World Expo—Hall 10|
|2007/09/15 Sydney, Australia||Big Top Luna Park (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 10)|
|2007/09/16 Sydney, Australia||Hordern Pavilion (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 11)|
|2007/09/18 Honolulu, HI||Blaisdell Arena|