Nine Inch Nails Cancels Music Box Show

Nine Inch Nails' final show? Photo by Burns!
Nine Inch Nails' final show? Photo by Burns!

BREAKING: Nine Inch Nails cancels tonight’s show at the Music Box at the Fonda Theater.

Were you one of the lucky ones that saw Nine Inch Nails’ show at the Palladum last night? Are you, like me, one of the incredibly disappointed fans holding tickets for tonight’s (canceled) show at the Fonda?

By most accounts, last night’s show at the Palladium was a spectacular beginning to what were to be the final four shows (ever) for Nine Inch Nails. Among other highlights, the band played “The Downward Spiral” album its entirety and electronic music pioneer Gary Numan joined the band to play his hit, “Cars.”

Front-man Trent Reznor complained during the show of having a cold, though, and immediately following the show the band’s official website,, released this statement:

We’re very sorry to announce that Trent is ill, and on his doctor’s orders we will not be able to perform tonight’s show at the Henry Fonda Theater. This is the only information we have at this time, we’re posting this early announcement as a convenience for those of you who had plans to attend. Reimbursement details will be posted as soon as we figure them out; likely within the next 24 hours. We wish this wasn’t necessary and we’re very sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.”

“…sorry for the inconvenience?” More like colossal disappointment.

As the statement says, no further information at this time. The announcement made no mention of the status of Saturday and Sunday’s shows at the Wiltern and EchoPlex. An eternal optimist, I’ll hope for a rescheduled Fonda show on Monday, but that doesn’t sound too likely.

Update: An update as of 5:00pm Thursday. Follow me past the jump for news.

Feel Better Trent. Photo by Burns!
Feel Better Trent. Photo by Burns!

At about 5:00 this afternoon I stopped by the Music Box box office to speak to Ashli Hughes – Music Box Chief of Ticketing Operations and HCIC (head chick in charge.)**

Ms. Hughes told me that the canceled show would be rescheduled, though there was no word yet as to when that might happen. It is, of course, dependent upon when Reznor is feeling better, among other factors.

This is great news. Not only do those with tickets still have a chance to see the concert, once rescheduled it will potentially be the last Nine Inch Nails show ever. I am looking forward to Reznor & Co. pulling out all the stops for their grand finale; much like they’ve done for the other shows on this Wave Goodbye Tour, only more so.

I think I can safely speak for most, if not all, of the fans holding tickets for this concert. Though the initial announcement spoke of reimbursement, none of us want our money back. We want to see the phenomenal show that we know is coming. Trent, I hope you feel better soon.

**I may have made up those titles. Ashli was super nice and extra helpful, though, so why not? Her business card actually read simply “box office.”

10 thoughts on “Nine Inch Nails Cancels Music Box Show”

  1. Steve: Oh. Em. GEE! That video is brilliant. Thanks for posting the link here.

    Seems Der F├╝hrer and I had similar ideas about the rescheduled show becoming the last NIN show ever.

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