Watch Nine Inch Nails Cover Two David Bowie Tracks As They Open 2022 Tour

Nine Inch Nails covered two David Bowie songs as they kicked off their 2022 US tour last night (April 28).

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The performance at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina marked the first time the Trent Reznor-led band has taken the stage since 2018.

After playing a set of their best-known songs during the first half of the set – “Closer”, “Every Day Is Exactly The Same” and “The Frail” among them – Nine Inch Nails decided to mix things up by playing two songs. in tribute to the late Bowie, friend and collaborator of Reznor.

First, the band performed “I’m Afraid Of Americans” (watch it below), which Reznor co-produced with Bowie in 1997 and previously covered on their 2018 tour.

Nine Inch Nails then gave fans a live rendition of the man star’s 1980 hit “Fashion.” Although they didn’t perform the song together until last night, Reznor previously performed the track during a Bowie tribute livestream last year. Watch the performance and check out the full set list below.

Nine Inch Nails played:

“A little damaged”
“The Day the World Gone”
‘The Fragile’
‘The unfortunate’
“The Pig Walk”
‘1,000,000’
Survivalism
‘Pig’
‘Closer’
“The Perfect Drug”
“Becoming”
“This is not the place”
‘Every day is exactly the same’
“I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie cover)
‘Fashion’
‘Alone’
“The Hand That Nurtures”
“Head Like a Hole”
‘Reptile’
‘And it all could have been’
‘Hurt’

Boy Harsher opened for the industrial band last night, with 100 Gecs, Yves Tumor, Ministry and Nitzer Ebb as support for upcoming tour dates. See remaining dates and buy tickets here.

Nine Inch Nails have released “Ghosts V: Together” and “Ghosts VI: Locusts” since their last concert series.

album review, NME‘s James McMahon wrote, “Just like Reznor said the last time Ghosts filmed, ‘Ghosts: V-VI’ is music to dream about.” But it’s fair and decent for us to let you know that this is also music for nightmares.

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