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9 Inch Nails at Boston Calling 2022: Recap, Setlist + Pictures

9 Inch Nails at Boston Calling 2022: Recap, Setlist + Pictures

Nine Inch Nails at Boston Calling 2022: Recap, Setlist + Photos

For the second time in every week, 9 Inch Nails performed a competition headline slot that was initially supposed for Foo Fighters. At each final weekend’s Welcome to Rockville and Friday’s Boston Calling kick off, Trent Reznor and co. served as last-minute replacements after the tragic lack of Foo drummer Taylor Hawkins.

Festivals being compelled to seek out fill-ins for canceled acts isn’t the rarest of issues, however the circumstances round NIN including these dates to their first tour in 4 years comes from uniquely unhappy circumstances. About an hour into their Boston Calling set, Reznor addressed the state of affairs in a heartfelt assertion from the stage.

“We’re very completely satisfied to be right here with you tonight and share this time with you,” he stated. “And we’re very sorry for the circumstances that led to us being right here, with our associates Foo Fighters. Our hearts exit to them.”

This was the one direct point out made about Hawkins; there was no Foo Fighters cowl added to the set (nor was there one at Rockville), nor was there a tribute video or message displayed on the large screens. As a substitute, Reznor mirrored on how even within the darkest of occasions, music serves as a refuge, a “factor that saved me going, that gave me a motive to not really feel like a chunk of shit, to make me really feel like I wasn’t alone on a regular basis.”

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Expressing his apparently real shock that they drew such an enormous crowd at the same time as a alternative headliner, Reznor stated, “That’s not some bullshit line — that’s the reality. We actually respect it.” Then he stated this:

“I feel the factor that I’ve — both it’s getting outdated, no matter occurred with this COVID, or this relentless stream of endless unhealthy information that appears to be occurring consistently: fucking folks dying, weapons, and fucking illness, and battle. Man, it’s made me very grateful for moments that actually fucking kick ass. We’re grateful to be right here with you tonight.”

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