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Nine Inch Nails Working on New Material, Selling Cancelled Tour Merch for Charity


Here’s another massive coronavirus-induced bummer to brighten your day: in a series of tweets yesterday, Trent Reznor revealed that Nine Inch Nails had been planning a tour for the fall, which they have, understandably, now been forced to cancel. The trek, which was scheduled to feature Jehnny Beth as direct support, would have seen the industrial titans playing as many as five nights in each city, which would have been absolutely BONKERS.

There are two separate silver linings, though!

The first silver lining: Reznor says he’ll spend the downtime doing a “deep dive into new NIN material.” A new NIN material is always good news.

The second silver lining: merch for the now-aborted tour had already been printed up when the pandemic began, meaning the band now has a whole lotta t-shirts (one design for men, one design for women) they can’t sell.

But whereas that would be a major problem for many bands, Trent Reznor has the luxury of being quite wealthy. So they’re selling the shirts in the NIN merch store, and donating 100% of the proceeds to food banks in the scheduled tour markets. So the production of the shirts was by no means a total waste. You can get yours here.

Finally, Reznor shared the below “incredible fan-made full length concert film” from the band’s 2018 tour. So. Hey, it’s better than nuthin’!

[via Birth.Movies.Death.]

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