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Nine Inch Nails heads to Montana

Published: September 30, 2008

nine-inch-nails.jpgIndustrial rockers Nine Inch Nails blast into Billings Nov. 29 and Missoula Dec. 9 as part of the band's "Lights in the Sky Over North America" tour.

Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated as NIN) was founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

Reznor – the band’s chief producer, singer, songwriter and instrumentalist – is also its only official member. Described a decade ago by Spin Magazine as “the most vital artist in music,” Reznor employs electronic instruments and processing for many of his compositions, and then assembles a live band for tours.

Live shows are known for spectacular visual effects (often culminating in the band destroying their instruments). Returning member Robin Finck and new addition Justin Meldal-Johnsen will join Reznor, Alessandro Cortini and Josh Freese for the tour, which features the live debut of material from the recently released albums Ghosts I-IV and The Slip alongside songs spanning the entire NIN catalog

Nine Inch Nails has posted two Grammy awards (for the songs “Wish” and “Happiness in Slavery”) and made Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of the 100 greatest rock artists of all time.

Tickets to the Billings show are $37-$47; call 256-2422, 800-366-8538, or visit www.metrapark.com. Tickets to the Missoula show are available at griztix.com.

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