Nine Inch Nails + The Jesus and Mary Chain

Music, Rock and indie
Nine Inch Nails deliver an industrial set in Grant Park at Lollapalooza Music Festival 2013 on Friday, August 2.

Ever since reviving Nine Inch Nails in 2013, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have made a point of pushing the group forward rather than dwelling on the past. How else do you explain the nearly relentless stream of albums and EPs, each exploring a slightly different strain of NIN's industrial alt-rock sound. That's not to say that the pair have put the past behind them—NIN's headlining set at Riot Fest in 2017 felt like an encapsulation of the group's best work, buoyed by years of experience and a fanbase that's willing to let Reznor indulge in whatever he likes. Expect to hear some David Bowie-inspired tunes from the latest NIN album, Bad Witch, during the band's three-night stand at the Aragon Ballroom. Thanks to a special arrangement with Ticketmaster, fans waited in line for tickets to these shows back in May, so you may need to call in some favors if you didn't queue up.

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