Industrial rock juggernauts Nine Inch Nails, together with their legendary Academy Award and Grammy-winning frontman Trent Reznor, visited Manchester on the 20th of June and gave a spectacular show filled with fan-favourite tunes and more.
Every gig on this tour has a different setlist; that way, Nine Inch Nails truly treat their fans with more exclusive shows. The gig kicked off with 'Somewhat Damaged' - one of their most powerful songs that starts slow but gets more aggressive towards the end with solid drumming. Right off the bat, the lights began chaotically flashing.
Reznor's voice sounded better than ever throughout the whole gig. He was very active and expressive on stage. Together with the stage's light design and effective delivery of their songs, Nine Inch Nails proved that even after more than 30 years of a successful career, their enthusiasm and influence are growing even more vital.
It's impossible to imagine the current rock music scene without Nine Inch Nails, as they've influenced generations of bands, musicians and artists. The last song, 'Hurt,' was the best way to conclude the emotional performance. A special shout out to Yves Tumor - it's hard to imagine a better support act for Nine Inch Nails. Their charisma and spark were infectious and complimented the gig in the best way possible.
Nine Inch Nails setlist in Manchester:
1. Somewhat Damaged
2. The Day the World Went Away
6. Something I Can Never Have
9. Ahead of Ourselves
10. God Break Down the Door
11. La Mer
12. The Frail
13. The Wretched
14. Me, I'm Not
16. Every Day Is Exactly the Same
18. Gave Up
19. Head Like a Hole
21. And All That Could Have Been