Nine Inch Nails just got a little smaller. Bassist Eric Avery, who joined the band earlier this year, has quit the band. This news comes two months before the start of Nine Inch Nails’ 2013-2014 world tour.
It’s with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I’m pulling out of NIN. I know. Its been a tough call and I don’t know if it’s 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.
Avery reunited with his Jane’s Addiction band mates in 2008 for its reunion tour, but quit in early 2010. During their tour, the band got the chance to play with NIN. After he left the band, Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan took his place. There’s no word on who will be replacing him for the NIN tour.
Trent Reznor and Co. are expected to play the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in late July. They also have stops at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival and Lollapalooza. Below is the complete list of festivals they’ll be playing this year.
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
What do you think? Who should replace him?