Nine Inch Nails Set Up 'Hesitation Marks' With New Single, Tour Dates

With a new recording contact in the bag, Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails have confirmed a September release for their new album, they’ve dropped a new track and there’s plans for a full-scale North American touring assault this Fall.

The industrial rockers’ forthcoming set “Hesitation Marks,” their eighth studio album, is scheduled for a Sept. 3 release, with iTunes taking pre-orders from today. 

“Hesitation Marks” will arrive through a new recording deal signed recently with Columbia Records, and announced just days ago.

Reznor has never been afraid to hit the road in full-force, and he’s promising a “full-on” production this time around for his "Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013" arena tour.

Live Nation will promote the trek, which kicks-off Sept. 28 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN and wraps-up Nov. 25 at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome. 

In a statement, Reznor says, "Tension picks up where ‘Lights in the Sky’ left off.  This is the full-on NIN live experience realized as we never could before."

In the late May press release to announce the recording deal with Columbia and update his fans on the quality of the new album, Reznor didn’t mince his words. "For the last year I've been secretly working nonstop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record," he said, "which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great.”

NIN will today release the first track from the new album, a piece entitled “Came Back Haunted.”

The song, a bouncy electronic track with flourishes of NIN’s familiar gritty electric guitar, can be bought from today at iTunes -- and it’s instantly flicked to fans who pre-order the album.  The official NIN Website will stream the single, and take pre-orders for the album from it comes.

Listen to the track here at SoundCloud:

Tickets For the North American fall tour go on sale June 14. NIN has already posted a solid international summer trek, beginning July 26 at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival.

Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013 North American Tour:

Sep.28   St. Paul, MN          Xcel Energy Center
Sep.30  Kansas City, MO     Sprint Center
Oct. 1   St. Louis, MO          Chaifetz Arena
Oct. 3   Montréal, QC          Centre Bell
Oct. 4   Toronto, ON            Air Canada Centre
Oct. 5   Cleveland, OH         Wolstein Center
Oct. 7   Auburn Hills, MI       The Palace of Auburn Hills
Oct. 8   Pittsburgh, PA          Petersen Events Center
Oct.11   Boston, MA             TD Garden
Oct.14   Brooklyn, NY           Barclays Center
Oct.15   Newark, NJ              Prudential Center
Oct.18   Washington, DC      Verizon Center
Oct.19   University Park, PA   Bryce Jordan Center
Oct.21   Raleigh, NC             PNC Arena
Oct.22   Nashville, TN           Bridgestone Arena
Oct.24   Atlanta, GA              Philips Arena 
Oct.30   Sunrise, FL              BB&T Center   
Oct.31   Orlando, FL             Amway Center
Nov. 5   San Antonio, TX       AT&T Center
Nov. 8   Los Angeles, CA       Staples Center
Nov. 9   Phoenix, AZ             US Airways Center
Nov.11   El Paso, TX              Don Haskins Center
Nov.13   Broomfield, CO        1st Bank Center
Nov.15   Las Vegas, NV          The Joint
Nov.16   Las Vegas, NV          The Joint
Nov.18   Portland, OR            Rose Garden Arena
Nov.19   Spokane, WA           Spokane Arena
Nov.21   Vancouver, BC          Rogers Arena
Nov.22   Seattle, WA              KeyArena
Nov.24   Edmonton, AB           Rexall Place
Nov.25   Calgary, AB              Scotiabank Saddledome