Soundgarden have confirmed that they will be opening for Nine Inch Nails on the bands’ upcoming US co-headline tour.
Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil has said that he believes the running order makes perfect sense.
Speaking to DC101, Thayil said: “It makes sense. Nine Inch Nails is a production-heavy band – amazing lights, lasers. They use a lot of production both in the audio performance and the visual performance.
“We’re more of a live rock act. If we were to play after them it would be a long wait while they struck all their gear and cleared the stage for us. It’s a lot easier to play before them.”
The two bands recently confirmed a series of North American shows together, beginning in Las Vegas on the 19th of July and culminating in Hollywood on the 25th of August.
Speaking to The Pulse Of Radio, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell confirmed that he expects the band to start work on a new album soon, too.
“We’re definitely going to start writing songs; we’ve all agreed on several occasions that we want to keep doing it,” he said.
“It goes from zero to 60 really fast. All of a sudden everyone will have two things – and that’s eight songs you have to work on. Already you’re well into making an album. That could happen tomorrow.”
Nine Inch Nails recently finished a series of live dates in the UK and are now playing further shows in Europe. You can read Skin Back Alley’s review of their 25th May show at the Manchester Phones4U Area here.