Death Grips will open the show for the bands.
This team-up is a little surprising given that Trent Reznor has a history of dissing Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Last year, Reznor revived NIN for an album (Hesitation Marks) and lots of touring. Soundgarden will release a 20th anniversary reissue of Superunknown on June 3. In 2010, the band reunited after over a decade. Since then, they’ve toured, released various reissues, and put out a new album, 2012’s King Animal.
Soundgarden and NIN both released albums in 1994 on the same day (March 8), but Soundgarden’s Superunknown beat NIN’s The Downward Spiral to the top of the charts. The rivalry came to a head at a show in Ontario (the last time the two played together), where Reznor aimed to “show them” after Superunknown topped the charts.
The bands are apparently putting their little competition to the side and will embark on a five-week tour that will land them on stages in every corner of the country including the tour-opening combo of Las Vegas and Red Rocks.
Tickets will be available on March 21 with a pre-sale beginning March 18.
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden 2014 Tour Dates:
July 19 Las Vegas, NV—Planet Hollywood
July 21 Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 24 Tinley Park, IL—First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 26 Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 27 Toronto, ON—Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 29 Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center
July 30 Camden, NJ—Susquehanna Bank Center
August 1 Wantagh, NY—Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
August 2 Holmdel, NJ—PNC Bank Arts Center
August 4 Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live
August 5 Virginia Beach, VA—Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
August 7 Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion
August 8 Atlanta, GA—Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood
August 10 West Palm Beach, FL—Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 11 Tampa, FL—MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 14 Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheatre
August 16 Woodlands, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 17 Dallas, TX—Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 19 Aluquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater
August 21 Chula Vista, CA—Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 22 Irvine, CA—Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 24 Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheater
August 25 Hollywood, CA—Hollywood Bowl
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