Hesitation Marks, Nine Inch Nails’ First Album In Five Years, Is Out Today

Band Plays Special Record Release Show Tonight At Los Angeles’ Troubadour

“Tension 2013” North American Arena Tour Launches September 28

Rolling Stone Gives Hesitation Marks Four Stars And

SPIN Details “The Return Of Nine Inch Nails” In September Cover Story

Nine Inch Nails’ Hesitation Marks (Columbia Records) – awarded four stars by Rolling Stone and named as one of the fall’s “must-hear” albums by Entertainment Weekly  – is out today. It is available as a digital download, standard CD, deluxe CD and on vinyl.Three bonus tracks – Find My Way (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix),” “All Time Low (Todd Rundgren remix)” and “While I’m Still Here (Breyer P-Orridge ‘Howler’ Remix)” – are a part of the deluxe version.


Tonight Nine Inch Nails will play an intimate show for fans at the legendary Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles. “Tension 2013,” the band’s fall North American arena tour, launches on September 28.


Recorded in Los Angeles by Trent Reznor with frequent collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, Hesitation Marks features Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, Eugene Goreshter of Autolux, bass legend Pino Palladino, and NIN regulars Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin and Joshua Eustis.


“Reznor’s first NIN album in five years, it is one of his best, combining the textural exploration on the 1999 double CD The Fragile, and the tighter fury of his 1994 master blast, The Downward Spiral,” said Rolling Stone’s David Fricke in a four-star lead review. “There is blood here: Hesitation Marks refers to the preliminary wounds made during a suicide attempt. There is deliverance, too. You can dance to much of this terror, all the way to the brink and back.”The New York Times’ Jon Pareles hailed Reznor as a “taboo-smashing songwriter with music that meticulously blends melody and abrasion, ferocity and detail.”


SPIN gave Hesitation Marksa 9 out of 10 rating, noting, “this is the most important artistic statement from NIN leader Trent Reznor since the late ’90s, when SPIN dubbed him ‘the Most Vital Artist in Music Today’…. Through his own twisted K-hole, #ARTPOP icon Reznor is once again one of the most vital artists working today, coming back haunted, breaking the habitual. Let’s get physical.” Check out SPIN’s September 2013 cover story on Nine Inch Nails here.


NPR Music’s Ann Powers said, “you can feel the musicians’ interplay in the grooves…as each element of sound builds upon each other to make the songs sweet, then menacing, then nerve-wracking, then hallucinatory, they’re made whole and vividly accessible.” Alternative Press gave the albumfour stars, calling it “remarkably prescient,” and Entertainment Weekly observed, “Both Hesitation Marks’ lead single, ‘Came Back Haunted,’ and the propulsive, New Order-nodding ‘Everything’ rank among Reznor’s finest.”


Date                         City/State/Province        Venue                                                                                                              

9/28*                       St. Paul, MN                          Xcel Energy Center

9/30*                       Kansas City, MO                 Sprint Center

10/1*                       St. Louis, MO                        Chaifetz Arena

10/3*                       Montreal, QC                       Centre Bell

10/4*                       Toronto, ON                          Air Canada Centre

10/5*                       Cleveland, OH                     Wolstein Center

10/7*                       Auburn Hills, MI                                   The Palace of Auburn Hills

10/8*                       Pittsburgh, PA                     Petersen Events Center

10/11**                 Boston, MA                            TD Garden

10/12**                 Uncasville, CT                      Mohegan Sun Arena

10/14**                 Brooklyn, NY                         Barclays Center

10/15**                 Newark, NJ                            Prudential Center

10/18**                 Washington, DC                                   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

10/30+                    Sunrise, FL                             BB&T Center

10/31+                    Orlando, FL                            Amway Center

11/5*                       San Antonio, TX                                    AT&T Center

11/8*                       Los Angeles, CA                                    Staples Center

11/9*                       Phoenix, AZ                           US Airways Center

11/11*                    El Paso, TX                              Don Haskins Center

11/13*                    Broomfield, CO                   1stBANK Center

11/15*                    Las Vegas, NV                      The Joint

11/16*                    Las Vegas, NV                      The Joint

11/18*                    Portland, OR                         Moda Center

11/19*                    Spokane, WA                        Spokane Arena

11/21*                    Vancouver, BC                     Rogers Arena

11/22*                    Seattle, WA                           KeyArena

11/24++                 Edmonton, AB                      Rexall Place

11/25++                 Calgary, AB                            Scotiabank Saddledome


* Explosions in the Sky supporting             

** Godspeed You! Black Emperorsupporting

+ Gary Numan supporting

++ Autolux supporting