Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Announce Summer Tour With Death Grips Opening

By Michael Nelson / March 16, 2014 - 11:56 am

As we all pretty much surmised last week, Alternative Nation royalty Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails will be hitting the road together this summer, setting up shop at pretty much every shed in the lower 48 over the course of a grueling five and a half weeks. Today, we get the official announcement — dates, venues, pre-sale info, public-sale info, etc. It’s all pretty much what you’d expect from a summer tour built around a pair of veteran acts touring as much behind the respective 20th anniversaries of their best-loved (and best) albums as their new records. With one exception: Instead of tapping, like, Silversun Pickups to open, they’re going with motherfucking Death Grips. That had to be Trent’s idea, no? I would love to have been in the room when he floated that one. How are Death Grips gonna go over at, for instance, Jones Beach, on a Friday night in August, playing to a slowly assembling crowd of Long Island Soundgarden fans who got to the show early to find their seats and loosen up with a few beers? I’m predicting it’s gonna be a mixed reaction. Anyway, all tour and ticket sale info below.

07/19* – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
07/21* – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/24 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
07/26* – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/27 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/29* – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/30* – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
08/01* – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
08/02* – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
08/04* – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
08/05* – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Lakewood
08/07* – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
08/08* – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
08/10* – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
08/11* – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union
08/14* – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
08/16* – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/17* – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/19* – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
08/21* – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08/22* – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
08/24* – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/25* – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

* – Death Grips Supporting

Pre-sale tickets will be available Monday, March 17, beginning at 12PM local time (presumably the time zone of the venue for which you would be purchasing tickets?) using the password ‘MYWAVE.’ Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public Friday, March 21.