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Trent Reznor is officially resurrecting Nine Inch Nails after a four-year break for an extended tour that will kick off this summer, according to Billboard. Although no dates have been revealed yet, sources have indicated that one of the group's stops will be at this August's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Reznor issued a statement in which he simply said, "Nine Inch Nails are touring this year."
He added that the band's new lineup will be comprised of ex-King Crimson guitarist Adrian Belew, former Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery, multi-instrumentalist Alessandro Cortini, drummer Ilan Rubin and Telefon Tel Aviv's Josh Eustis. Both Cortini and Rubin played in the last version of NIN that Reznor retired four years ago, saying that he wasn't sure if the group would ever perform live again.
Reznor said in a statement, "I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked -- which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows."
The first NIN shows will take place this summer, followed by a full U.S. arena tour this fall and more dates around the world through 2014.
Reznor officially put Nine Inch Nails on hiatus after the final shows by the last version of the group in September 2009.
Since then, Reznor and collaborator Atticus Ross have scored two films, including The Social Network, for which they won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award in 2010.
Along with Reznor's wife, singer Mariqueen Maandig, they also launched a new band called How To Destroy Angels, whose debut disc Welcome Oblivion is due out March 5th.
Reznor did not say in his statement whether he would be releasing a new Nine Inch Nails album, although he has hinted in the past year that he was writing new songs for the band.