Nine Inch Nails Announces They’re Canceling All Shows for Remainder of 2021

by Chris Haney
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Rock legend Trent Reznor and his band Nine Inch Nails released a statement on Thursday notifying fans that the rest of their 2021 tour has been canceled.

In a statement shared to Nine Inch Nails’ social media accounts, the band announced their disappointment in the decision. Reznor, who creates almost all of NIN’s music and lyrics himself, regretfully made the tough decision. As Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the nation, the band joined many others in postponing or canceling their concerts altogether.

“It is with great regret that we are canceling all NIN appearances for the remainder of this year,” Nine Inch Nails wrote.

“When originally planned, these shows were intended to be a cathartic return to live music. However, with each passing day it’s becoming more apparent we’re not at that place yet,” the statement continued.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment and look forward to seeing you again when the time is right,” Nine Inch Nails concluded on Twitter.

Trent Reznor and his band had two upcoming shows in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Nine Inch Nails is scheduled to perform at the Jacobs Pavilion on Sept. 21 and 23. The band also shared refund information in the Twitter post. Those who have tickets should “refer to your point of purchase for ticket refund information.”

Numerous other bands and musical artists have chosen to cancel their shows as well. Nu-metal godfathers Korn recently canceled their tour after lead singer Jonathan Davis tested positive for Covid-19. Other classic acts such as country icon Garth Brooks and rock icon Stevie Nicks have also followed suit.

Nine Inch Nails Isn’t The Only Big Act To Cancel Tours

Last week saw other musicians decide to cancel their remaining shows as well. Each shared similar statements to that of Nine Inch Nails’ recent announcement.

On Tuesday of last week, legendary Fleetwood Mac singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks joined other musicians when she canceled the rest of her scheduled 2021 concerts. The 73-year-old pointed to rising cases of Covid-19 as the reason for the cancellations. She only had five shows scheduled for 2021 with each being a headlining performance at various festivals.

She shared a statement on the matter on Twitter like Nine Inch Nails did with their announcement. Stevie Nicks wrote a heartfelt message for her fans letting them know about her decision.

“These are challenging times with challenging decisions that have to be made,” Nicks wrote on Twitter. “I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the rising Covid cases should be of concern to all of us. While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious. And for that reason have decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021.”

“Singing and performing have been my whole life. My primary goal is to keep healthy so I can continue singing for the next decade or longer. I’m devastated and I know the fans are disappointed. But we will look towards a brighter 2022,” she said.