Nine Inch Nails will perform at the Big Dome, August 5

The Pinoy band Pupil will serve as the front act of Nine Inch Nails (in photo) during its August 5, 2009 concert at the Araneta Coliseum.

Get a chance to hear American rock band Nine Inch Nails perform live at the Araneta Coliseum on August 5, 2009.

Capping-off a wildly successful career, NIN mastermind Trent Reznor is taking a victory lap with the Wave Goodbye tour. "In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases," Reznor wrote in his blog. "I've been thinking for some time now it's time to make NIN disappear for a while. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year."

The announcement left many Pinoy fans searching for that elusive chance to see NIN. Splintr, the country's first independent online music channel, took on the daunting task of bringing NIN to our shores.

Assembling a rotating-cast of touring musicians, Reznor is known to orchestrate some of the most memorable live experiences, from the calculated mayhem of the Self-Destruct tour to the sensory overload of the Lights in the Sky concerts down to the raw power of Wave Goodbye. In the studio, Reznor played most of the instruments himself, and gave the clanging dirge of industrial music a human pulse. NIN classics such as "Sin" and "Purest Feeling" owe as much to the experiments of industrial bands Skinny Puppy and Coil as to the pop songwriting of Prince.

As part of its commitment to promoting local talent, Splintr is presenting another respected band to open the concert.

Our very own Pupil was chosen by Reznor himself as opening act, cementing the band's status as one of Manila's finest acts. Among the bands presented to the NIN camp by Splintr, it was Pupil that caught the ear of Reznor. Pupil frontman and ex-Eraserheads member Ely Buendia was excited to hear the news. "NIN playing in Manila is beyond awesome, we are excited as hell to open for them," the band posted on their website.

The Philippine leg of Nine Inch Nails' Wave Goodbye tour will take place on August 5, 2009 at the Araneta Coliseum. To purchase tickets, call Ticketnet at 911-5555 or log on to






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