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Nine Inch Nails announce new EP, tour, unique stance on scalping

Posted by on May 10, 2018

We knew that Nine Inch Nails would be releasing the third of three planned EPs sometime this year, and today they announced that Bad Witch will be released on June 22nd. The six-track EP follows up 2016’s Not the Actual Events and last year’s Add Violence. And along with the EP, they’ve announced a tour, dubbed the Cold and Black Infinite North America 2018 Tour, in which they’ll be joined by the Jesus and Mary Chain from September onward.

They’ve also come up with an interesting way to try to defeat scalping. Tickets will only be sold in-person at the venue box offices, or as they put it “The Physical World.” In a tongue-in-cheek passage on their website, NINs say that this method will “likely suck” just like getting beat out by a bot online, but in a different way. Then it breaks down how things will happen:

YOU (AN ACTUAL HUMAN BEING) SHOW UP AT THE BOX OFFICE, INTERACT WITH THE TICKET SELLER (ANOTHER ACTUAL HUMAN BEING) AND PURCHASE UP TO FOUR TICKETS THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE HANDED TO YOU ON THE SPOT.  THE TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR ANYWHERE ELSE BEFORE OR DURING THAT DAY.  ALL SEATS (INCLUDING THE BEST SEATS) WILL BE AVAILABLE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.  YOU MAY ACTUALLY ENCOUNTER OTHER ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS WITH SIMILAR INTERESTS LIKELY WEARING BLACK CLOTHING DURING THE PROCESS AND POTENTIALLY INTERACT WITH THEM.  THE EXPERIENCE HAS THE POTENTIAL* TO BE ENJOYABLE.  NINE INCH NAILS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER, LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND GOOD TIMES.**

*NOT GUARANTEED
**NOT ENTIRELY TRUE

Here’s Bad Witch‘s track listing:

01 Shit Mirror
02 Ahead of Ourselves
03 Play the Goddamned Part
04 God Break Down the Door
05 I’m Not From This World
06 Over and out

And here are the dates, with all of the tickets going on sale on May 19th (with the exception of Denver, which will go on sale 5/20):

06-13 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06-15 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06-16 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
06-22 London, England – Meltdown Festival
06-24 London, England – Royal Albert Hall
06-25 Paris, France – Olympia
06-27 Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS
06-29 St. Gallen, Switzerland – Open Air Fest
06-30 Prague, Czech Republic – Aerodrome Festival
07-02 Berlin, Germany – Zitadelle
07-04 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-06 Belfort , France – Eurokennes Festival
07-08 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
07-09 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Festival
07-12 Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive Festival
07-14 Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
08-14 Bangkok, Thailand – Moonstar Studio
08-17 Tokyo, Japan – Sonic Mania Festival
08-19 Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
09-13 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre ^
09-14 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre ^
09-18 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks ^
09-19 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks ^
09-22 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest
09-24 Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theater ^
09-26 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre ^
09-27 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre ^
09-29 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater ^
10-09 Washington, DC – The Anthem ^
10-13 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall ^
10-14 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall ^
10-19 Boston, MA – Boch Center ^
10-20 Boston, MA – Boch Center ^
10-22 Detroit, MI – Fox Theater ^
10-23 Detroit, MI – Fox Theater ^
10-25 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom ^
10-26 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom ^
11-23 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre ^
11-24 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre ^
11-27 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^
11-28 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^
12-03 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^
12-07 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium ^
12-08 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium ^
12-11 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium ^
12-12 Los Angeles, CA – Palladium ^

^ with the Jesus and Mary Chain

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