***UPDATE: Ticket prices have been announced by the arena: $37.50, $51.50, $77.50 and $101.50.
Lucky for Twin Cities fans, Trent Reznor has decided to make Nine Inch Nails more than just a summer festival kind of band. His ‘90s assault-rock vehicle will play its first date on a newly announced fall tour at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Sept. 28. The show was announced this morning along with the rest of the two-month Tension 2013 Tour, the band’s first full trek in five years. Tickets will go on sale June 14 at 10 a.m. through the arena box office and Ticketmaster. Prices have not yet been announced. Pre-sale offers will be available via www.nin.com.
The tour will follow a summer of festival dates for NIN, including an Aug. 2 headlining performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago, plus big fest gigs in Japan and all over Europe. St. Paul’s show arrives three weeks after the Sept. 3 release of the new NIN album, “Hesitation Marks,” news of which the band surprised fans with last week. The first single, “Come Back Haunted,” is expected to drop today and will be available via iTunes with a pre-order of the record.
NIN’s last time in Minnesota was a Target Center concert in 2008. Reznor's crew also performed with a last-minute fill-in drummer at Xcel Center in 2005.