Friday May 8, 2009

To Boldly Go Where No Band Has Gone Before...

NIN/JA 2009Tonight marks the beginning of two important things in NIN world. The first is the beginning of the five-week NIN/JA 2009 tour with Jane's Addiction & Street Sweeper Social Club. If, for whatever reason, you haven't downloaded the NIN/JA EP, head to ninja2009.com to do so now to get an excellent preview of what to expect.

The other is that for all intents and purposes, this is the final Nine Inch Nails tour for the foreseeable future. Tonight marks the beginning of 14 straight weeks of NIN touring the globe for one final wave goodbye. Head to tour.nin.com to check out any dates and look for shows that still have tickets available in your area and get teary-eyed when looking at the top and bottom graphics.

As always, there are two places to document your experience: Echoing The Sound has a wonderful Tour Journal forum for members and guests who attended each show while forum.nin.com has a Previous Shows forum for the same purpose.

And of course, there is the NIN: Access application for the iPhone that will be getting its first test at a concert tonight in Florida. Head to the site to check out the live Google Earth feed where users in the area will be meeting up for the show, discussing the songs and sharing their photos.

*Edit* After speaking with our legal council, the title of this update has been changed. Enjoy!