The first round of concert dates has been confirmed for the joint Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction tour. The outing will launch May...

The first round of concert dates has been confirmed for the joint Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction tour. The outing will launch May 8 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL, and continue on through June 12 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC.

The 22-city tour will complete a coast-to-coast run nationally with at least one performance slated for Canada on June 2 at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON. Confirmed U.S. dates include a May 15 concert at Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ, a May 22 show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and a June 9 event at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

NIN is also scheduled to appear solo for one night of the run: May 29 at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL. Recent statements from frontman Trent Reznor have alluded to the fact that could be the last tour NIN does for quite some time.

“The approach to these shows is quite different from last year — much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted. Fun for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye,” Reznor explained in a statement last month. “I reached out to Jane’s to see if they’d want to join us across the U.S. and we all felt it could be a great thing.”

The tour will not only be a farewell run for NIN; it will also reintroduce the recently reunited Jane’s Addiction lineup to the American concert circuit. The band, which split in 1991 at the height of its popularity, has performed only limited engagements since reforming in 2008.

“Back in the day, Jane’s was winding down as NIN was taking off. Our musical lives crossed each other at a very important time in music. A time where artistry and live performance meant something more. A time when the corporate structures took notice of the value in what was happening, but hadn’t yet destroyed it,” guitarist Dave Navarro wrote on the Jane’s Addiction Web site. “Touring with NIN is an invitation for us to re-capture that spirit that was at a time, inspiring, dangerous and emotionally compelling, as they have always maintained the same integrity that brought me to love music in the first place.”

Nine Inch Nails / Jane’s Addiction itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 8West Palm Beach, FLCruzan Amphitheatre
May 9Tampa, FLFord Amphitheatre
May 10Atlanta, GALakewood Amphitheatre
May 14Albuquerque, NMJournal Pavilion
May 15Phoenix, AZCricket Wireless Pavilion
May 16Chula Vista, CACricket Wireless Amphitheater
May 18Las Vegas, NVThe Pearl
May 20Irvine, CAVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 22Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
May 26Englewood, COFiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
May 27Kansas City, MOStarlight Theatre
May 29Chicago, ILCharter One Pavilion *
May 30Noblesville, INVerizon Wireless Music Center
May 31Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
June 2Toronto, ONMolson Amphitheatre
June 3Darien Lake, NYDarien Lake Amphitheatre
June 5Camden, NJTweeter Center At The Waterfront
June 6Holmdel, NJPNC Bank Arts Center
June 7Wantagh, NYNikon at Jones Beach Music Theater
June 9Columbia, MDMerriweather Post Pavilion
June 10Burgettstown, PAPost-Gazette Pavilion
June 12Charlotte, NCVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre

* NIN only

Last Updated on July 8, 2009 by By Allison Reitz