Two titans of the music industry are touring this summer, as a reformed Soundgarden and a revamped Nine Inch Nails hit the road in support of not a new album, but a lasting legacy. Both bands saw massive gains in the early 90’s, transformed without diluting in the years to follow, and went through major hiatus’ before returning triumphantly to a genre that needs them now more than ever.
Soundgarden is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Superunknown, one of the most defining rock records of the generation, which was re-released earlier this year. It spawned two Grammys and over 9 million units while defining both a sound a generation. The same can be said for nearly any Nine Inch Nails albums, as Trent Reznor gave the music industry a shot in the heart with each release. Sometimes brooding, often thought-provoking, but always challenging, as Reznor moved in an out of his personal eras and formed new lineups that helped deliver his message in the live arena.
These two acts are going on a legendary run, giving fans a chance to recapture the glory of two of the greatest bands of all time. While Soundgarden broke up after their 1996 album Down on the Upside, they still created genre-defining music during their short run before reforming in 2010 and releasing a new album two years ago. Nine Inch Nails bid farewell a few years ago, but Reznor can’t be stopped for too long before needing some way to express his creativity. The stripped-down, raw form of Soundgarden will balance incredibly well with the highly-stylized live production that NIN puts into every show. Do not miss this chance to see these two amazing acts while you still can.