It‘s only an odd pairing when you consider their personal history. When you look at their musical history, it makes perfect sense.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden officially announced a co-headlining summer tour Saturday night that will bring the bands to Camden. Death Grips will open on most dates. The tour includes a July 30 stop at Camden’s Susquehanna Bank Center.
The announcement comes 20 years after the release of Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’ and Nine Inch Nails’ “Downward Spiral,” both breakthrough albums for the rock bands that came out on March 8, 2014 and shot to the top of the charts.
Those releases started a rivalry between those bands that NIN front man Trent Reznor has called a “professional showdown.”
In 2009, Reznor insulted Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell with the following tweet:
“You know that feeling you get when somebody embarrasses themselves so badly YOU feel uncomfortable? Heard Chris Cornell’s record? Jesus.”
The rivalry never became acrimonious, and the two bands have hinted at the tour for the past two weeks.
Nine Inch Nails headlined the second night of Jay-Z’s “Made In America” festival on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway September 1, 2013. Cornell cancelled a performance at the 2012 MIA festival due to a scheduling conflict.
See complete tour dates below. Normal ticket pre-sales begin Tuesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. with the password, NINSG. NIN.com member presales begin Monday, March 17 at noon. NIN.com membership is free.
07-19 Las Vegas, NV - Planet Hollywood
07-21 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Ampitheatre
07-24 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07-26 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
07-27 Toronto, Ontario - Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
07-29 Mansfield, MA - XFINITY Center
07-30 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
08-01 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
08-02 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
08-04 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
08-05 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
08-07 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavillion
08-08 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Ampitheater at Lakewood
08-10 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Ampitheatre
08-11 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
08-14 Austin, TX - Austin360 Ampitheater
08-16 Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
08-17 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavillion
08-19 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Ampitheater
08-21 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Ampitheatre
08-22 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
08-24 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Ampitheater
08-25 Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl