My heart just sank.
File this one under lost opportunities.
I’m very proud of the show we’ve put together for this tour and have been working hard the last few months to find a way to capture it. I had an amazing situation lined up that would have allowed me to film the show in 3D with James Cameron’s team for a theatrical release as well as DVD / BluRay, etc. We had an extra date added to the tour that we were going to give away all the tickets for and have a filming party / thank you show.
I made two critical mistakes. One was to approach a certain record company that owns some of the song rights about producing / funding. The second was to allow said company to fuck around as usual for months before saying um… no. We then achieved the impossible by finding alternate production / funding but the timetable is too rushed to get it filmed comfortably with the remaining time left on the tour. This tour and a lot of the personnel involved finish at the end of this leg, so we can’t push filming into Jan / Feb.
This was an amazing tour and production – certainly the best thing I’ve ever been involved with and likely the final tour for NIN on this scale. Thank you to those who came out to see it and forgive me for having a Kanye West moment, but this was FOR SURE the best show of the year and any bullshit end-of-the-year poll you may read in the next few weeks that says otherwise simply has it wrong. Those of you who saw it know I’m right.
The shows we have announced in 2009 and any more that may be announced will be a completely different approach with some different personnel and will likely be the last for the foreseeable future.
posted by trent reznor at 4:28pm
OK, let’s take this point by point.
3D DVD with James Cameron directing: this rumor has been floating around nin.com for a bit, and we’d all crossed our fingers that we’d be able to purchase a DVD memento of this fantastic tour at some point (hey, it would be my only chance to see it from the back). I can only imagine how awesome this would have been.
Extra date with free tickets= why I love TR. I would have found some way to make it there.
Record companies: Ugh. This is why I keep away from working in the music industry. Or perhaps it’s exactly why I should?
“the last in the foreseeable future”: a vague, yet shocking enough statement to freak out the NIN fans. I shall look into tickets to Oz immediately. I have 2 more NIN shows on my calendar, and I am going to savor every last second of them (not that I wouldn’t already).