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   After a six-yearhiatus, Nine Inch Nails returned with a sold-out concert in my area,including special guests A Perfect Circle.

Fronted by MaynardJames Keenan of the multi-platinum band Tool, A Perfect Circle launchedinto an hour-long set with frightening intensity. Keenan, wearing abright Hawiian shirt and long wig, exuded such energy the crowd couldn'thelp but be affected. Dancing across the stage, Keenan performed songsfrom the band's recent album, "Mer De Noms." Ending the setwith their single, "Judith," A Perfect Circle gave animpressive debut and a tantalizing taste of more to come.

After ahalf-hour set break, the crowd was growing restless when Nine Inch Nailsfinally took the stage and opened with a blazing rendition of"Terrible Lie." Led by Trent Reznor, NIN took the audience ona visual/audio trip, playing everything from "Head Like aHole" off "Pretty Hate Machine," to "TheFrail," a melodic, piano-infused rock song from "TheFragile."

With surreal images behind them, a light show thatwould make any technician drool and their original industrial sound,Nine Inch Nails performed with such energy, rage and passion I wonderedhow they could do it night after night. They ended the hour-and-a-halfset with the multi-platinum single "Hurt" off "TheDownward Spiral."

Funded and designed completely by frontman Trent Reznor, NIN's Fragility Tour proves that artists don't needcorporate sponsors to produce an amazing concert.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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publicdomain said...
Dec. 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm
Your reviews are so wonderful you must get a free mag every month because I am sure you are in each one at least once :D
 
Kitty_Sixx said...
Jan. 28, 2010 at 8:40 pm
This is good. Good review on the NIN shows. Your writing style is pretty decent, but you might want to make it a little more casual, and relatable(:
 
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