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Bassist Eric Avery quits Nine Inch Nails

on May 15, 2013, 5:23pm

eric avery 600 Bassist Eric Avery quits Nine Inch Nails

And that’s that: Eric Avery has announced his decision to leave Nine Inch Nails (via Spin). The former bassist for Jane’s Addiction delivered the news on his Facebook page this afternoon, explaining that he felt “overwhelmed.” Here’s the full message:

its with very mixed emotions i tell you all that im pulling out of NIN. i know. its been a tough call and i don’t know if its the right one. but i really want to focus on my musical life here in la, on film work in particular. as the tour dates kept growing… i just got overwhelmed. i just got home from a year of heavy travel with garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that nails demands… fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. go get em gentlemen.

The announcement comes months before Trent Reznor’s reunited, retooled moniker hits the road. Their first date is on July 26th at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival, which they’ll follow up with a number of festival appearances that carry them into the fall. Consult the full itinerary below.

Nine Inch Nails 2013 Tour Dates:
07/26 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
07/28 – Ansan, KR @ Ansan Valley Festival
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/09-11 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
08/15 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/16 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/18 – Hockenheim, DE @ Rock ‘n’ Heim
08/23 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/23-25 – Saint-Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/31-9/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America
10/25-27 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Summit
11/01-03 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience

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