Nine Inch Nails Selling Scrapped Merch From Cancelled Tour to Benefit Local Food Banks

NIN were set to return to the road in the fall

May 20, 2020

Nine Inch Nails was supposed to go on tour this fall, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the trek to be canceled before it was even announced.

Frontman Trent Reznor revealed the news in post on the NIN website. "We were excited," he says of the now-scrapped tour. "I'm bumming myself out right now."

In preparing for the run, some tour themed merch was already in production, including a t-shirt listing all the tour dates. According to the shirt, the run was scheduled to kick off September 15 in San Diego, and wrap up the next month with a five-night stand in Toronto.

While the tour isn't happening, Nine Inch Nails will be selling the shirts online and donating the profits to the local food banks in the cities they were scheduled to play. Basically, it's the concert equivalent of getting a t-shirt for the team that lost the Super Bowl.

You can order yours now via

While off the road, Reznor says he and band mate Atticus Ross plan to continue working on film scoring projects, as well as a "deep dive into new NIN material."

"[We'll] hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021," Reznor adds.

Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram