The moment Nine Inch Nails fans have waited five long years for has arrived as the band have released a brand new song and then went further and announced their new album and a headline tour to support it.
The band was expected to premiere their new song "Came Back Haunted" today but surprised fans by revealing it on Wednesday and they also broke the news about their new album and tour.
The band's new studio album will be called "Hesitation Marks" and is set to be released on September 3rd. It will be Nine Inch Nail's first new release in five years.
The album was recorded secretly over the past year and frontman Trent Reznor teamed with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder to produce the album.
The lead single "Came Back Haunted" was released today on iTunes, who are also offering fans a free download of the track when they pre-order the new album here. You can check out an online stream of the song here.
Nine Inch Nails will also be hitting the road this fall in support of the new album. The "Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013" North American arena tour is set to kick off on September 28th in St. Paul, MN.
Reznor says of the tour, "Tension picks up where Lights in the Sky left off. This is the full-on NIN live experience realized as we never could before."
9/28* St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
9/30* Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
10/1* St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
10/3* Montréal, QC Centre Bell
10/4* Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
10/5* Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
10/7* Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
10/8* Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
10/11** Boston, MA TD Garden
10/14** Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
10/15** Newark, NJ Prudential Center
10/18** Washington, DC Verizon Center
10/19** University Park, PA Bryce Jordan Center
10/21** Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
10/22** Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
10/24** Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/30+ Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
10/31+ Orlando, FL Amway Center
11/5* San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
11/8* Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
11/9* Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
11/11* El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
11/13* Broomfield, CO 1stBank Center
11/15* Las Vegas, NV The Joint
11/16* Las Vegas, NV The Joint
11/18* Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
11/19* Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
11/21* Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
11/22* Seattle, WA KeyArena
11/24+ Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
11/25+ Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
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