Category Archives: tour 2008

NIN fans collaborate on massive free DVD/Blu-ray of “Lights In The Sky”

Our 2008 Lights In The Sky tour was an ambitious multimedia production on a scale well beyond anything we’d ever attempted before. Everyone involved was extremely proud of how it came together, and we were devastated when, for a variety of reasons, we were unable to capture it professionally for a theatrical or commercial release. As a “plan B” of sorts, early last year we released a massive 405gb free download of raw HD footage captured at three different shows during the tour. The idea was to get the footage out in the wild and see what our notoriously enterprising fans could do with it. There were no rules. No strings attached. This was a gift, and an experiment, and for the past year we’ve watched it come to life in more ways than we could have ever imagined.

Fans have edited thousands of videos from the footage, assembled their own DVDs and live albums, even held theatrical screenings of their creations. And now, the ambitious and well-organized group known as This One Is On Us have released their massive, highly-anticipated creation, Another Version of the Truth: The Gift.

For 12 months, a core team of dozens of fans and a network of thousands spanning the entire globe pooled their efforts to create this professional-quality 1080p 5.1 concert film, and have released it in every format from Blu-ray and DVD to iPod and YouTube. It combines footage from all three shows and includes DVD menus, bonus footage, a PDF booklet, and more. That something of this scale was produced entirely by fans, on their own time, purely for the sake of giving something back to the community, is absolutely unprecedented. You can read all about the project and find all the download links here, or watch it immediately on YouTube here. Theatrical screenings are already being organized, you can find more info about those here.

This is yet another example of a devoted fanbase and a policy of openness combining to fill in blanks left by old media barriers. The entire NIN camp is absolutely thrilled that treating our fans with respect and nurturing their creativity has led to such an overwhelming outpour of incredible content, and that we now have such a high quality souvenir from our most ambitious tour ever. Or, as Trent simply put it, “Nine Inch Nails fans kick ass.”

posted by rob at 10:17am

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New Lights In The Sky Live Photo Prints Available Now


Professional photo prints from the Fall leg of the Lights In The Sky: Over North America 2008 tour are now available from FRC Photos. Click here to browse part one of the photo collection, and here for part two. Prints from the Summer North American tour and the South American tour are also still available.

posted by nin pr at 9:13am

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your gift!

The internet is full of surprises these days.
I was contacted by a mysterious, shadowy group of subversives who SOMEHOW managed to film a substantial amount (over 400 GB!) of raw, unedited HD footage from three separate complete shows of our Lights in the Sky tour. Security must have been lacking at these shows because the quality of the footage is excellent.

If any of you could find a LINK to that footage I’ll bet some enterprising fans could assemble something pretty cool.

Oh yeah, you didn’t hear this from me.

Digg this!

posted by trent reznor at 12:56pm

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added by dori: watch fantastic footage from camera 1/portland, uploaded by Der Dantey on youtube. make sure you click on “watch in HD” to see the hi res version!

and if you want to avoid the drama at the forums, try ETS instead. you’ll get tons of great information about the videos, and more. just behave there and don’t flood the thread with chatter, they’ll stick white hot pitchforks in your butts.

NIN South America photos at


Live photos from Santiago, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina are now available as high quality prints from Front Row Center. Prints from the summer leg of Lights In The Sky: Over North America 2008 are still available, and new prints from the fall leg of the tour will be available soon.

posted by nin pr at 12:20pm

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2008: completed.


The LIGHTS IN THE SKY era has come to a close, and I’d like to once again thank you for your support. I am very proud of what we pulled off – it was an immense amount of work and worth it all.
I’d like to thank Josh and Alessandro for being an integral part of this for the last few years and I wish them all the best.

No rest for the wicked here, though. We start rehearsing the new band/format first thing next year and as I mentioned, we’ll be announcing some final waves of dates. North America, UK/Europe, Pacific Rim and elsewhere.

Oh yeah – we may have a small holiday gift for you soon. Check back.

posted by trent reznor at 11:51am

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added by dori: watch this interview where trent talks about his plans for next year. thanks to the other trent from pink is the new blog!