Nina Inch Nails dropped a cover of David Bowie's hit song "I'm Afraid of Americans" during their performance in the Sin City.
The band's performance took place during their first show in Las Vegas on June 13. The band's set at that time consisted of 19 different songs. Nine Inch Nails frontman, Trent Reznor, contributed to Bowie's 1997 classic "I'm Afraid of Americans." This could be the reason why the band decided to play the track during their performance.
Nine Inch Nails Las Vegas Performance
An over five-minute clip of Nine Inch Nails' performance was also uploaded on YouTube. It opens with Reznor holding his microphone and singing lines to Bowie's single. He has a somber look on his face during the first few lines of "I'm Afraid of Americans."
Few seconds into his performance, Reznor gives the track all he has got. He rocks out on stage and plays with the microphone. He also approached his fans and sand in front of them.
In related news, Nine Inch Nails also covered Gary Numan's song, "Metal," in Las Vegas this week. According to one publication, Wednesday's show was not the first time that Nine Inch Nails performed "Metal." However, it was the band's first in nine years.
Industrial Rock Band Performs New Song
The band also surprised their fans with a live debut of its new song "God Break Down the Door." The track will be part of Nine Inch Nails' EP Bad Witch. The compilation's release date will be on June 22, and it features the songs "Shit Mirror," "Ahead of Ourselves," "Play the Goddamned Part," "I'm Not From This World," and "Over and Out."
"God Break Down the Door" was released on May 17 ahead of the new album's official launch.
The other songs that Nine Inch Nails performed live in Las Vegas on Wednesday were "Me, I'm Not," "The Beginning of the End," "Survivalism," "March of the Pigs," "The Lovers," "Find My Way," "Letting You," "Gave Up," "Even Deeper," "I Don't Want This," "Less Than," "Came Back Haunted," "Only," "Wish," and "Head Like A Hole."
Nine Inch Nails Music Career
Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band founded in 1988 by Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1994, the band dropped The Downward Spiral and followed it up with the 1999 album The Fragile.
Nine Inch Nails has a record sales exceeding 20 million copies worldwide, with 10 million sales certified in the United States alone.