Nine Inch Nails have canceled all remaining 2021 concerts and festival appearances in light of the ongoing surge in COVID-19 delta variant cases.
The Trent Reznor-led outfit did not have a full tour on the books, but rather a pair of headlining shows with support from the Pixies at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica in Cleveland, OH on September 21st and 23rd, 2021 in celebration of the band’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year following the cancellation of the 2020 ceremony.
Tickets for the September 21st and 23rd shows will be refunded via point of purchase.
The band was also slated to perform at a number of festivals in the U.S. and abroad including Daytona, FL’s Welcome To Rockville, Louisville, KY’s Louder Than Life Festival, and Chicago, IL’s Riot Fest.
Riot Fest has added performances by Slipknot and Morrisey in NIN’s place, while Welcome to Rockville and Louder Than Life have offered single-day ticket-holders for NIN’s dates an opportunity for refunds and are working to lock down a replacement headliner.
As Nine Inch Nails noted in a statement, “It is with great regret that we are cancelling all NIN appearances for the remainder of this year. When originally planned, these shows were intended to be a cathartic and celebratory return to live music. However, with each passing day it’s becoming more apparent that we’re not at that place yet. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment and look forward to seeing you again when the time is right.”
Nine Inch Nails’ cancellation announcement follows yesterday’s large-scale tour cancellation from country superstar Garth Brooks. Elsewhere in the live music industry, COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements are becoming the norm at concerts large and small. Keep track of the ever-developing COVID concert picture here.