Nine Inch Nails might be less than halfway through their Australian tour with Queens of the Stone Age, but that didn’t stop the band from teasing fans about something else they’ll be doing later this year.
All signs point toward It has been confirmed that this is another co-headlining tour, but this time in the US, and with none other than Soundgarden.
Recently, LiveNation let slip an announcement for an August 17th date in Dallas, TX, featuring NIN and Soundgarden. Some fans were also able to find an auction for a meet and greet with Chris Cornell along with tickets to an August 25th date at LA’s Hollywood Bowl, also featuring both bands. Then, earlier today, the acts posted very similar teaser videos to their respective Instagram accounts, as seen below:
Soundgarden’s video, in particular, shows several recognizable venues, and it was only a matter of time before the extremely savvy and hardworking fans at Echoing the Sound figured out what each frame indicated – and now we have a seemingly complete list of 22 venues where NIN and Soundgarden will perform a co-headlining (we assume) tour in the summer. [UPDATE]: The full list of dates has been published on Soundgarden’s Facebook, and can be checked out below. All dates and venues match what was previously announced/leaked:
7/19* – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
7/21* – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/24 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/26* – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/27 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/29* – Mansfield, MA @ XFinity Center
7/30* – Camden, NJ @ Bank Center
8/1* – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
8/2* – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/4* – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/5* – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Lakewood
8/7* – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/8* – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
8/10* – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
8/11* – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union
8/14* – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
8/16* – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/17* – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/19* – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
8/21* – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/22* – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/24* – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/25* – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
We’ll update the list with actual dates when they become available. It should also be noted that this Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of both The Downward Spiral and Superunknown, arguably each band’s most notorious album, which spurted a sort of professional rivalry. In any case, this tour is a nice turn of events, considering where Chris Cornell and Trent Reznor left off.
In other news, if Matt Cameron isn’t back by the Summer, Matt Chamberlain will be the drummer for these dates.