Nine Inch Nails turn now-postponed tour merch into fundraiser for local food banks

The band was set to play four nights at Seattle's Paramount Theatre

May 19, 2020
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails

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They never even had the opportunity to announce it, but Nine Inch Nails had intended to continue their "Cold and Black and Infinite" tour in 10 cities this fall.


With merchandise for the tour already printed with every stop on the back, including Seattle's Paramount Theatre on September 26th, 28th, 29th and October 1st, what is a band to do? Well, Trent Reznor and company decided to help out the cities they were set to play, donating proceeds for merch sales to local food banks.

I was just reminded today marks the two year anniversary of when we made you show up in person for the Cold and Black and Infinite tour. Strange to think about with the world the way it is now. I look forward to the day we can once again safely be in the same space and share the experience of screaming at the top of our lungs at each other. . Speaking of which, I suppose I can let you know we HAD a tour booked this fall that continued and expanded Cold and Black and Infinite. @jehnnybeth was coming along with us.  We were excited. I’m bumming myself out right now. The what-could-have-been dates are below and we had some merch for that tour in production that we’re putting in the store (link in bio) with all of NIN’s profits going to local food banks in the cities we were going to play. . The current plan is to finish up some scoring projects, work on my limited patience skills, deep dive into new NIN material, and hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021. In the meantime… listen to Jehnny’s record (comes out June 12), continue to listen to Bowie, and don’t be too hard on yourself. . TR 5.19.20 . If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out the incredible fan-made full length concert film at link in bio. . P.S. How in the fuck did you pull this off? . Sep 15 + 16  San Diego, CA - Open Air Theatre Sep 19  Los Angeles, CA - LA State Historic Park Sep 22 + 23 + 24  Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre Sep 26 + 28 + 29  Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre Oct 1  Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre Oct 8 + 9  Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre Oct 11 + 12  Minneapolis, MN - The Armory Oct 15  Grand Rapids, MI - Deltaplex Oct 17  Indianapolis, IN - Indiana Farmers Coliseum Oct 19 + 20 + 21  Philadelphia, PA - The Met Oct 23 + 24 + 26 + 27 + 29  Toronto, ON - Venue TBA . Photo: @jimlouvau

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Get your 2020 tour tee here to help Seattle's food banks during these challenging times!


The band is hoping to be back on the road sometime in 2021, and we'll keep you posted on any plans right here at The Rock of Seattle.


Happy Rocking (from a safe social distance),


Taryn Daly