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Adrian Belew quits Nine Inch Nails

on June 06, 2013, 9:13pm

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Trent Reznor said he was inspired to reform Nine Inch Nails after working alongside King Crimson’s Adrian Belew. But now, in a rather sudden turn of events, Belew has announced his departure from the band.

Belew wrote on Facebook: “hey folks, before this goes too far let me say this: I greatly respect trent and the music he makes. no one is at fault. we both agreed it just was not working. I’m sorry to disappoint anyone. that really hurts. but NIN will do an amazing show and I am back where I belong: creating FLUX.”

Update: Belew has deleted his original post from Facebook. He’s replaced it with this much shorter statement: “concerning me being part of the 2013 Nine Inch Nails band: it didn’t work.”

Belew joins bassist Eric Avery as the second member to depart in as many months. The news also comes less than 24 hours after the band announced details of their new album, Hesitation Marks, and supporting arena tour.

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
08/21 – Belfast, IE @ Belsonic Festival
08/23 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/24 – Saint-Cloud, FR @ Rock en Seine
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/28 – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum $
08/31-09/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America
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 Hills, 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, DC @ Verizon Center #
10/19 – University Park, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center #
10/22 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena #
10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena #
10/25-27 – Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Summit
10/30 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center ^
10/31 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center ^
11/01-03 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo 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, BC @ Rogers Arena *
11/22 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena *
11/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place ^
11/25 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome ^

$ = w/ Tomahawk
* = w/ Explosions in the Sky
# = w/ Godspeed You! Black Emperor
^ = w/ Support TBA

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Ross CMR
June 12, 2013 at 5:09 pm

This is good news. They sound just as good as before: http://smarturl.it/NINCameBack

Marty Stevens
June 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I love that Trent was looking to work with “names” like Eric Avery and Adrian Belew. Hope he seeks out other players with “history”

arayeph
June 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I think this is great. Adrian is far too talented to be involved in this mockery of a “band”. he may honor Trent, but Reznor really is out of ideas. “Hesitation Marks”. What kind of album title is that?

anthony
June 10, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Its a reference to a wound created by a sharp object, where the person inflicting (either on them self or another) holds back or “hesitates” from doing more serious damage. Usually its out of fear or regret.

jbradleymusic
June 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

This is inaccurate: Belew first posted the short message, and then the longer one. Really changes the context a lot. Get your reporting right.

Alex Young
June 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm

No he didn’t.

Jonathan Dowland
June 7, 2013 at 5:36 am

Lol trolled by Belew.

DiscoNesi
June 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Reznor must be a maniac to work with

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