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NIN/Jane’s, Depeche Mode tap really good openers

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    As if you needed another reason to hit up two of the summer’s biggest tours, comes word that both NIN/JA, aka Nine Inch Nail & Jane’s Addiction co-headlining extravaganza, and Depeche Mode‘s upcoming North American endeavors will feature quite the opening acts.

    We already knew that NIN/JA’s recently announced two-month North American tour would be one for the ages – after all, the 24 stops will both celebrate the end of Trent Reznor and return of Perry Farrell. But it now appears the tour will be much more than a co-headlining affair; as Reznor recently revealed on the NIN’s website, he is aiming to add a few more act’s to the bill. The first such addition? Street Sweeper. If the name doesn’t ring the bell, surely its members do. Street Sweeper is in fact the name of the new funk meets rap meets metal project from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and The Coup’s Boots Riley. Sound interesting? You can get an early taste via a stream of a song entitled “Fight! Smash! Win!” on the band’s website.

    On the electro side of things, Depeche Mode will soon be launching its tour of the universe, one of which will take the electo legends virtually everywhere, including the U.S. where the group will join thpbj NIN/Janes, Depeche Mode tap really good openerse aforementioned Jane’s Addiction, Beastie Boys, and Kings of Leon as headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza. Well, it now turns out that you won’t have to head just to Grant Park to get a bit of cleverly crafted indie-approved pop before the mind-numbing sounds of Depeche take over; the English outfit will be joined by a trio of Swedes named Peter Bjorn and John on the U.S. portion of “Tour of the Universe 2009.” Of course, neither group has much in common, aside from the fact both will be touring in support of new albums – PB&J’s Living Things hits music shelves on March 30th, while Depeche Mode’s Sounds of the Universe is out a month later on April 21st – but hey, if it means both groups will be at Lolla, we’re game!

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    It might be a good idea to break open the piggy bank. It ain’t going to get much better than this.

    NIN/Jane’s Addiction 2009 Tour Dates:
    05/08 – W. Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre *
    05/09 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre *
    05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre *
    05/14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion *
    05/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion *
    05/16 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre *
    05/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl *
    05/20 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
    05/22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre *
    05/24 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
    05/26 – Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Ampitheathre *
    05/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theathre *
    05/29 – Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion (NIN Only)
    05/30 – Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center *
    05/31 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre *
    06/02 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater *
    06/03 – Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre *
    06/05 – Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center *
    06/06 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Park Center *
    06/07 – Wantaugh, NY @ Jones Beach Theater *
    06/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
    06/10 – Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilon *
    06/12 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre *
    06/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival (NIN Only)

    * = w/ Street Sweeper

    Depeche Mode 2009 Tour Dates
    05/10 – Ramat, Tel Aviv @ Gan Stadium
    05/12 – Athens, GR @ Terra Vibe Park
    05/14 – Istanbul, TR @ Santral Instanbul
    05/16 – Bucharest, RO @ Parc Izvor
    05/18 – Sofia, BG @ Tuborg Greenfest
    05/20 – Belgrade, RS @ Tuborg Greenfest
    05/21 – Zagred, HR Tuborg Greenfest
    05/23 – Warsaw, PL @ Gwardia Stadium
    05/25 – Riga, LV @ Skonto Stadium
    05/27 – Vinius, LT @ Zalgirio Stadinoas
    05/30 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
    05/31 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
    06/02 – Hamburg, DE @ HSH Nordbank Arena
    06/04 – Dusseldorf, DE @ LTU Arena
    06/05 – Dusseldorf, DE @ LTU Arena
    06/07 – Leipzig, DE @ Zentralstadion
    06/08 – Leipzig, DE @ Zentralstadion
    06/10 – Berlin, DE @ Olympiastadion
    06/12 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena
    06/13 – Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion
    06/16 – Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico
    06/18 – Milan, IT @ Stadio San Siro
    06/20 – Werchester, BE @ TW Classic Festival
    06/22 – Bratislava, SK @ Inter Stadium
    06/23 – Budapest, HU @ Puskas Ferenc Stadium
    06/25 – Prague, CZ @ Slavia Stadium
    06/27 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
    06/28 – Nancy, FR @ Zenith Amphitheatre
    06/30 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken Stadium
    07/02 – Bergen, NO @ Koengen
    07/03 – Arvika, SE @ Arvika Festival
    07/06 – Carcassonne, FR @ Esplanade Gambetta
    07/08 – Valladolid, ES @ Jose Zorilla Stadium
    07/09 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
    07/11 – Libson, PR @ Super Bock Super Rock Festival
    07/12 – Sevilla, ES @ Olimpic Stadium
    07/24 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
    07/25 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    07/28 – Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
    07/31 – Masnfield, MA @ Comcast Center ^
    08/01 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Event Center ^
    08/03 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden ^
    08/10 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena ^
    08/12 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre ^
    08/14 – Chula Vista, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre ^
    08/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^
    08/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl ^
    08/20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl ^
    08/22 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater ^
    08/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center ^
    08/25 – West Valley City, UT @ E Center ^
    08/27 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
    08/29 – Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center ^
    08/30 – The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ^
    09/01 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre ^
    09/04 – Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre ^
    09/05 – Sunrise, FL @ BankAtlantic Center ^

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    ^ = w/ Peter Bjorn & John

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