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The Quietus , February 25th, 2013 10:46

Trent Reznor releases a statement revealing that he will be resurrecting the band for a tour this year

Trent Reznor has announced that he is returning Nine Inch Nails to active service, with plans to tour extensively in 2013 and 2014, report Pitchfork. Reznor's original band have been on hiatus since 2009, when they went on a final 'Wave Goodbye' tour, and in the meantime he's been busy with Coil-inspired new project How To Destroy Angels, who are set to release their debut album in April.

Says a statement from Reznor on the subject of the band's re-booting:

"Nine Inch Nails are touring this year. 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 band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014. Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon."

When we interviewed Reznor at the end of last year around the How To Destroy Angels project - which also features Atticus Ross, Rob Sheridan and Reznor's partner Mariqueen Maandig - he admitted that a few years spent writing film soundtracks and making music away from the pressure of Nine Inch Nails was reinvigorating his creativity. "Coming out of a few years of doing that, I've started to fuck around a bit with Nine Inch Nails stuff," he said, "writing music that feels like it could belong in that category, and I found it very invigorating and inspiring because I hadn't done it for a while, and it feels good to be taking the reins." Click here to read the full interview.

We'll publish more details as and when we have them.

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