Trent Reznor: NIN Tour Felt Like A 'Poorly Written Play'

Trent Reznor stopped touring with Nine Inch Nails because it became like performing "a poorly written play" every night.

Trent Reznor: NIN Tour Felt Like A 'Poorly Written Play'
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Trent Reznor stopped touring because it became like performing "a poorly written play" every night. The musician called time on performing live with his Nine Inch Nails project in 2009, because he had trouble relating to his performance. He told Q magazine: "The reality of touring is what starts as something really fun and authentic, by the nature of how long it has to last to make enough money, usually goes on anywhere from 20 to 80 per cent longer than you wish it would. "It starts to feel like you're performing a play every night. It's kind of a poorly written play that you've written and cast yourself in and you can't get out of it." Trent, 46, reiterated that he will still record tracks as Nine Inch Nails, but isn't sure if he will return to touring. He added: "That's it, for a while at least. It started to feel like not who I really was and I couldn't keep that up, but I never said I wasn't going to make any more music as Nine Inch Nails." Thanks for the report to ContactMusic.com.

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    threedaysgrace9
    Glad I got to see NIN live before he called it a day on touring. Still the best show I've ever seen. He continues to put out great music under different configurations, and gets to have time with his new family. Successful career, all in all, if you ask me.
    Pagan_Poetry
    Can't believe this guy has achieved so much and he's only 46. What a tank. Wish I didn't miss Nine Inch Nails live. Really wish I didn't. Hopefully How to Destroy Angels will tour whenever they release their debut full length.
    sch1z0
    disappointed I never got a chance to see Nine Inch Nails live. I have a feeling I missed out big time.
    Slap-happy
    Saw NIN a couple of times and hope to see them again one day. Phenomenal live act. "No touring" doesn't neccessarily mean no more live shows - it can also mean that they may play one off gigs here and there under their own terms.
    InfernalFender
    Was at his last show in Australia. Amazing, even more so when Dillinger came on stage to join them for "Wish". Intense performance! Think I had a minor seizure from all the strobes, though...
    Slackerbitch
    Then he said that, now he says this, and soon he'll say something else. Oh well, who gives a ****, one of my favorite musicians nonetheless. Can't wait for new NIN.
    Soundservant
    InfernalFender wrote: Was at his last show in Australia. Amazing, even more so when Dillinger came on stage to join them for "Wish". Intense performance! Think I had a minor seizure from all the strobes, though...
    I'm kicking myself for missing that show