Date: October 18, 2013
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Nine Inch Nails returned to the Verizon Center last night and, as expected, proceeded to blow the roof off the place. This was the 14th stop on their North American "Tension 2013" arena tour, showcasing an overhauled and expanded stage show - building on their recent and comparatively minimal, Talking Heads inspired, festival tour show.
|Trent Reznor (center). Get your damn jazz-hands up!|
Trent Reznor and crew ran through a satisfyingly lengthy set featuring many new tracks from their recent album Hesitation Marks, peppered with older fan-favorites. Always putting on a live extravaganza unmatched by most touring bands today, cooked up by longtime NIN art-director Rob Sheridan, a complex stage setup of hanging lamps, retractable LED screens, and visual projections was in constant motion - transforming every song into a new visual spectacle.
|Just in case you forgot who just rocked your world.|
|Ooh, pretty red screens.|
|Closer "Hurt" featuring that same creepy snake from every show since '94.|