Nine Inch Nails performs Aug. 11 at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheater.
TAMPA – Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden are teaming up this summer for a North American tour that will make a stop Monday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., at Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N.
Nine Inch Nails is considered a pioneer in the industrial music movement and has been highly influential in the evolution of electronic music.
Headed by Trent Reznor, the band’s recordings – which include the multi-Platinum “Pretty Hate Machine” (1989), “Broken” (1992) and “The Downward Spiral” (1994) – have revolutionized detailed digital production. The band has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, released a remarkable series of singles, including the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits “The Hand That Feeds,” “Only,” “Every Day Is Exactly the Same” and “Survivalism,” and received two Grammy awards.
The band’s most recent album, 2013’s “Hesitation Marks” from Columbia Records, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts.
Soundgarden is internationally recognized as one of the world's most influential rock bands. With a laudable career and Grammy-winning catalog, the Seattle four-piece helped launch a transformation in rock music that inspired a generation. The band is supporting the reissue of its seminal album, “Superunknown,” via A&M Records/UME. A gargantuan No. 1 hit upon its release in 1994, the album earned the band two Grammy awards for the singles "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman."
Selling more than 9 million copies worldwide, the album was certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the United States, making it the band's most commercially successful album. “Superunknown” also helped to redefine alternative rock, leaving an indelible mark on the course of music history.
Soundgarden also will be performing songs from their acclaimed catalogue, including songs from their additional six albums – “Screaming Life” (1987), “Ultramega OK” (1988), “Louder Than Love” (1989), “Badmotorfinger” (1991), “Down On The Upside” (1996) and their most recent release, “King Animal” (2012).
“King Animal” was met with widespread critical acclaim, debuting as the No. 1 Rock Album in the United States. The first two singles “Been Away Too Long” and “By Crooked Steps” reached No. 1 on both rock radio formats.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, a mathcore band from New Jersey, will open.