Nine Inch Nails Mix Old and New In UK Dress Rehearsal

Originally published in Juice.net on November 1, 1999

Nine Inch Nails treated 100 lucky fans to a career-spanning, two hour dress rehearsal (complete with light show and visuals) on Tuesday. The show, which took place in a secret, East London rehearsal warehouse, opened with the Broken track ?Pinion?, and closed with the Downward Spiral ballad ?Hurt.? According to fans, decade-old material from Pretty Hate Machine (?Head Like A Hole,? and ?Down In It?) mixed well with new material off the now platinum The Fragile disc (?Into the Void,? ?The Great Below,? ?The Day the World Went Away?). NIN kick off their proper world tour on Sunday in Barcelona. They won?t hit America until early next year, but impatient fans can win a trip to see their final UK gig at the London Brixton Academy on December 1. Fans will be selected in a random drawing.

Transcribed by Keith Duemling

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