Nine Inch Nails Premiere New Songs From ‘Hesitation Marks’ At First Show Since 2009

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NIN leader Trent Reznor. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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Nine Inch Nails took the stage at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival today to play their first show since 2009, treating fans to new songs off their upcoming album, Hesitation Marksdue out September 3.

Trent Reznor and the band played the record’s first single, “Came Back Haunted” and premiered two other new tracks including songs “Copy Of A” and “Find My Way,” which you can watch below.


They also played hits like “Hurt,” “Closer,” “The Hand That Feeds,” “Head Like A Hole” and “Sanctified,” off their 1987 debut, Pretty Hate Machine. It’s the first time the band’s played that song live since 1996.

Check out the full setlist for the show below (via

Copy of A (Live Premiere)
Sanctified (First time live since 1996)
Came Back Haunted (Live Premiere)
March of the Pigs
Terrible Lie
Gave Up
Help Me I Am in Hell
Me, I’m Not
Find My Way (Live Premiere)
The Way Out Is Through
The Good Soldier
The Hand that Feeds
Head Like a Hole

In an recent interview with the New York Times, Reznor talked about his approach for the band’s upcoming festival dates, which include Chicago’s Lollapalooza and San Francisco’s Outside Lands, saying that he was inspired by Talking Heads’ 1983 tour, famously documented in the concert film, Stop Making Sense. He explained that for these festival gigs, he will start out onstage alone before the band gradually appears around him.

RELATED: Trent Reznor On New Nine Inch Nails Album: ‘I’m Doing Something A Bit Different’

Reznor also spoke about their upcoming North American arena tour, which kicks off in St. Paul, MN on September 28, explaining that the band will ditch the current stage set-up they’re using for the festival shows and construct something completely different. Something Reznor admitted was a little crazy.

“The fact that we’re doing all this only for these few shows, and then we have to do it over again, throwing all this out to do a completely new thing, with new things that won’t work,” he said. “That feels a little insane.”

As for the hype surrounding their new album and upcoming tour, Reznor says he’s just trying to live up to it.

“Okay is not acceptable,” he said. “Strangely, we’re bigger now than we were ever before. When we put the single out, and we put tickets on sale, the question mark was answered. This is the biggest it’s ever been. Maybe it’s scarcity or time away.”

Check out the full list of upcoming NIN tourdates below.

Nine Inch Nails Tourdates:

07/26 – Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rocks Festival
07/28 – Ansan, South Korea @ Ansan Valley Festival
08/2-4 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/9-11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
08/15 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
08/16 – Biddinghuizen, Holland @ Lowlands Festival
08/18 – Hockenheim, Germany @ Rock ‘n’ Heim
08/21 – Belfast, Northern Ireland @ Belsonic Festival
08/23 – Leeds, England @ Leeds Festival
08/24 – Paris, France @ Rock en Seine
08/25 – Reading, England @ Reading Festival
08/28 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
08/31 – 09/1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America Festival
09/28 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
09/30 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
10/01 – St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
10/03 – Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell
10/04 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
10/07 – Auburn Hill, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
10/11 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
10/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/15 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
10/18 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
10/19 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
10/21 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
10/22 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
10/25-27 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
10/30 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
10/31 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
11/1-3 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience
11/05 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
11/09 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
11/11 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
11/13 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
11/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
11/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
11/18 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
11/19 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
11/21 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rogers Arena
11/22 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
11/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
11/25 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome

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