Nine Inch Nails Isn’t Over Yet

After announcing back in February that Nine Inch Nails’ round of dates with Jane’s Addiction would be the band’s last U.S. tour, Trent Reznor now says he’s not quite ready to call it quits.

Here’s what Reznor wrote on the band’s website in a post titled “New Final NIN Dates!”:

“Getting right to the point, we’re going to play a handful of shows in NYC, Chicago and LA starting August 22nd. They will be informal affairs in medium to small venues with longer set-lists, possible special guests, cool openers and other surprises. Upon reflection, the NIN/JA tour felt like we had to rush through sets due to a limited allotted set length and many shows were in daylight – it just didn’t feel right to end NIN that way. An offer to headline V-Fest in Toronto (being announced soon) set the idea in motion to play some FUN shows to end this up with. If we can get it together we’ll film these shows, too.”

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Music Openair Festival, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Reznor reiterated that although he had just changed his mind, these shows really will be the band’s last.

“These should be cool, unusual and unique shows and I hope you come out – this is it.”

The NIN frontman promised details and ticket info would be announced shortly. Although exact dates weren’t released yet, Reznor said the band would be making stops at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall and Terminal 5, Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom and at L.A.’s The Wiltern, The Henry Fonda, The Palladium and The Echoplex. Special guests will include The Horrors and Mew.

NIN’s U.S. tour with Jane’s Addiction ran May 8 through June 12. Reznor and co. played Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn., June 13 and then headed overseas. This month and next NIN will play shows throughout Europe as well as Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. Jane’s Addiction will join NIN for a couple of European festival dates as well as two U.K. shows next week.

In February Reznor said the collaboration with Jane’s Addiction plus the international shows was a chance for fans “to see us and wave goodbye.”

“In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while,” Reznor wrote on the NIN website in a blog post titled, “A note from Trent and a wave goodbye.”

What do you think – will NIN really disappear following the intimate shows in NYC, Chicago and L.A.? Or will Reznor add yet another round of new final NIN dates?

Click here for NIN’s website