Following a European/U.K./Australian jaunt that has NIN on the road into late August, the group will head back to the States for a U.S. tour with support acts Queens Of The Stone Age and Saul Williams.

The tour kicks off September 16 at San Diego’s Cox Arena and wraps November 3 at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In between, NIN will hit many major arenas across the nation. Some venues include the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Denver’s Pepsi Center, St Paul, Minn.’s Xcel Energy Center; Atlanta’s Philips Arena, and more.

Prior to new tour announcement, Reznor wasn’t exactly kicking up his heels and relaxing. On the same day NIN played one of two sold out gigs at Tempe, Ariz.’s Marquee Theatre, a decision was made in a civil court case involving Reznor and his former manager and business partner, John Malm.

On May 27th, the singer was awarded $2.9 million by a Manhattan jury for Reznor’s claim that Malm mismanaged his finances and cheated him.

Right after that, NIN pulled out of a scheduled June 4th performance at the MTV Movie Awards after clashing with network brass over an image of President George W. Bush.

The band had planned to perform its single “The Hand That Feeds” with an “unmolested, straightforward image of George W. Bush as the backdrop,” Reznor said in a post in the NIN Web site.

That was nixed because MTV was “uncomfortable with their performance being built around a partisan political statement,” according to a network representative.

Reznor started his busy tour schedule even before NIN’s latest album, With Teeth, was released on May 3rd. NIN was on the road playing mostly sold-out theatres with Boston duo Dresden Dolls, building a buzz that keeps getting louder.