You no longer have to wait in line for Detroit Nine Inch Nails tickets

click to enlarge You no longer have to wait in line for Detroit Nine Inch Nails tickets
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In an effort to thwart scalpers, Nine Inch Nails frontguy Trent Reznor made tickets for his upcoming 2018 tour initially available only in person. What that meant was if you wanted to brood at NIN's upcoming Detroit dates at the Fox Theatre on Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23, you had to get your ass up in the wee hours this past Saturday and wait in line — just like the good old days, before computers ruined everything.

Reznor warned that this idea, while "different," "will also likely suck, but in a different way," and by all accounts he appears to have been right. I didn't get my shit together on Saturday, so I missed out. (Look, I brunched instead, OK?) But The Detroit News' Adam Graham tweeted his harrowing account of waiting in line from 7:30 a.m. to noon before getting tickets. The horror!

Anyway, this is all to say that at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 24 the remaining Detroit tickets will be released online. Tickets are $39.50 and up and can be purchased at,, Little Caesars Arena's XFinity box office, and

The Jesus and Mary Chain and Gabe Gurnsey (Factory Floor) will open both Detroit dates. In the meantime, here's a video of NIN lip-syncing "Down In It" on Dance Party U.S.A. circa 1989, which is pretty much the best thing ever:

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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