Review and Photos by Randy Jarosz/Sound Scene Express
Nine Inch Nails closed out the 2nd Annual Budweiser Made in America Festival curated by Jay-Z to a mostly depleted crowd Sunday, Septembeer 1, 2013. Many festival goers left after seeing a hip hop heavy line-up earlier in the day or simply chose to beat traffic. This made it easy to navigate closer to the stage to see an awesome show by Trent Reznor and the band consisting of Robin Finck, Allesandro Cortini, llan Rubin and Josh Eustis. Nine Inch Nails are touring in support of their latest album “Hesitation Marks,” that will be released September 3, 2013.
Trent Reznor came to the stage wearing a black cut off muscle shirt and shorts playing an energetic set that started off with the 2nd single from the new album “Copy of A,” followed by “Sanctified,” from 1989’s Pretty Hate Machine. Trent was mostly silhouetted with synchronized flashing lights in time with his heavy hitting sound. Trent was often seen dancing with his mic stand. The crowd really started to react during “March of the Pigs,” when a mosh pit formed near the front of the stage. Reznor thanked the crowd and said, “I’m very happy to be here. Thanks for the invite Jay-Z,” before slowing down the tempo during the new song “Find My Way”. “Alright a few more hits,” said Reznor before breaking into “The Hand that Feeds,” and ultimately closing out the set with a rousing performance of “Hurt.”
Nine Inch Nails will take the stage at Peterson Event Center Thursday, October, 10, 2013 at 7:30. Explosions in the Sky will open the show. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster ranging from $47.35-$114.15 including applicable service fees.