Reporting Shannon Carlin
At Nine Inch Nails‘s first show since 2009 at Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival, they premiered their new song “Copy Of A,” off their upcoming album, Hesitation Marks. The band has begun their spectacular live show with the track at their U.S. festival headlining spots at Lollapalooza and this past weekend’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco.
Now all of those fans who were unable to catch the song in person are able to stream the track for themselves. Listen below.
The song, which hit the web Sunday (August 11), sets the tone for the band’s two-hour concert that features new songs and hits like “Closer,” “Hurt” and “Head Like a Hole.” It also kicks off the band’s you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it stage set-up that features ”pre-rendered and real-time content for mobile LED screens” from the Moment Factory.
A new video teaser from the team behind NIN’s stage set-up (via Rolling Stone) gives a behind the scenes look at the intense light show that Reznor says was inspired by the Talking Heads’ 1983 tour, famously documented in the concert film, Stop Making Sense.
This setup though will only be used for the band’s summer festival tour. Reznor said that for their upcoming North American arena tour, which kicks off in St. Paul, MN on September 28, the band will ditch the current stage set-up they’re using currently and construct something completely different.
Watch the clip below.