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Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails to play White River Amphitheatre Aug. 30
Rock juggernauts Nine Inch Nails and Seattle's own Soundgarden will invade the White River Amphitheatre as part of their North American co-headling tour on Aug. 30.
Tickets go on sale on May 9 for the general public, with ticket prices at $38.50 and $117.30 with service charges included.
The tour, the first co-headlining outing together for the bands, kicks off on July 19, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and is sponsored by Live Nation.
Both bands will play full sets nightly with special guest Death Grips will open on most dates.
Nine Inch Nails is considered a pioneer in the industrial music movement and has been highly influential in the evolution of electronic music. Its recordings – which include the multi-Platinum Pretty Hate Machine (1989), Broken (1992) and The Downward Spiral (1994) – have revolutionized detailed digital production.
The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and released numerous hit singles, including the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits "The Hand That Feeds," "Only," "Every Day Is Exactly the Same" and "Survivalism." and received two Grammy awards. The 2013 release "Hesitation" Marks (Columbia Records) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts last fall and was named one of the best albums of the year by Rolling Stone, SPIN, Alternative Press, ABC News and The New York Times' Jon Pareles.
SPIN said, "this is the most important artistic statement from NIN leader Trent Reznor since the late '90s, when SPIN dubbed him 'the Most Vital Artist in Music Today.'"
Rolling Stone hailed Hesitation Marks as "one of his best" and named the single "Everything" as one of the best songs of 2013.
Nine Inch Nails will follow its current arena tour of Australia and New Zealand with headline dates in Latin America and throughout Europe.
The band will make its Austin City Limits (ACL) debut this spring. The special episode, which features a full-hour performance, will premiere on April 5 as a preview of ACL's 40th Anniversary Season.
Soundgarden is internationally recognized as one of the world's most influential rock bands. With an exemplary career and Grammy-winning catalog, the Seattle band started a transformation in rock music that inspired a generation.
The band takes to the road on this special co-headlining tour in support of their upcoming 20th anniversary re-release of Superunknown.
A gargantuan No. 1 hit upon its release on March 8, 1994, the album earned the band two Grammy wards for singles "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman."
Rolling Stone's David Fricke said: "The best albums define their time, then transcend it. Superunknown is an honest monument to its era and birthplace. Superunknown is also a heavy masterpiece of vision and backbone, a classic of American, progressive hard rock made by a band that, from the start, always aimed higher and farther than its scene, peers and competition." Selling over 9 million copies worldwide, the album was certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States, making it the band's most commercially successful album- undeniably helping to redefine alternative and hard rock and leaving an indelible mark on the course of music history. Soundgarden will also be performing songs from their acclaimed catalogue, including songs from their additional six albums – "Screaming Life" (1987), "Ultramega OK" (1988), "Louder Than Love" (1989), "Badmotorfinger" (1991), "Down On The Upside" (1996) and their most recent release "King Animal" (2012).
"King Animal" was met with widespread critical acclaim, debuting as the No. 1 Rock Album in the U.S. The first two singles "Been Away Too Long" and "By Crooked Steps" reached No. 1 on both rock radio formats.
Soundgarden, which recently headlined the first-ever US iTunes festival at SXSW and performed at an exclusive taping of Guitar Center Sessions presented by DIRECTV, will headline the Sasquatch Festival over July 4th weekend outside of Seattle.