October 6, 2022

9 Inch Nails performed a two-night stand September 2nd and third on the well-known Purple Rocks Amphitheatre outdoors of Denver, Colorado. Heavy Consequence was there to absorb and seize the second of the 2 exhibits.

Purple Rocks is really a novel venue, with the amphitheater constructed into an current rock construction, including a dramatic environment for any band that performs there. The pure setting was much more evident when our photographer witnessed a deer randomly strolling round as followers lined as much as enter the live performance.

Whereas the primary of the 2 Purple Rocks gigs spotlighted NIN’s 1999 album The Fragile, the second present put the give attention to The Downward Spiral, with six tunes from the 1994 masterpiece making their method into the 23-song setlist.

Together with Downward Spiral standouts like “March of the Pigs” and “Nearer,” frontman Trent Reznor and firm additionally carried out different favorites like “Want,” “The Hand That Feeds,” and the rousing “Head Like a Gap.” Additionally they paid tribute to David Bowie with renditions of “Trend” and “I’m Afraid of People.”

Previous to the encore, the “NIN” brand was projected onto the aspect of the mountainous rock, which was lit up in purple, making for an impressive scene. The band then closed out the present with a 4 extra songs, ending with the all the time mesmerizing “Harm.”

At one level, after he launched the members of the band, Reznor informed the group that he streamed the large tribute live performance in honor of late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins earlier that day. He mentioned, “I believed, ‘I’ll tune in, I knew Taylor. He was a extremely candy man.’ I began watching it, and three hours later I’m nonetheless watching. And I’ve acquired tears in my fucking eyes.”

The present featured a gap set by Yves Tumor, with the venue already practically full by the point the experimental artist took the stage. Among the many songs carried out by Yves Tumor was a canopy of the Religion No Extra tune “Be Aggressive.”

NIN’s tour continues Wednesday evening (September seventh) in Troutdale, Oregon, and runs via a particular September twenty fourth present in Cleveland, Ohio, that may function fellow industrial acts Ministry and Nitzer Ebb on the invoice. NIN can even play the Riot Fest and Louder Than Life festivals alongside the way in which.

Choose up tickets to 9 Inch Nails’ upcoming exhibits by way of Ticketmaster, and see our images together with fan-filmed video of the September third present at Purple Rocks beneath.

Photograph Gallery – 9 Inch Nails and Yves Tumor at Purple Rocks Amphitheatre (click on to enlarge and scroll via):

All images by Melinda Oswandel (@melindaoswandel).

9 Inch Nails Setlist (September third):
The Starting of the Finish
Much less Than
March of the Pigs
The Lovers
All the things
Letting You
Me, I’m Not
Copy of A
Nearer (with “The Solely Time” interpolation)
I’m Afraid of People (David Bowie cowl)
Trend (David Bowie cowl)
Gave Up
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Gap
Even Deeper

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