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Nine Inch Nails cover David Bowie’s “I’m Afraid of Americans” at first concert of 2018: Setlist + Video

NIN also dust off The Downward Spiral's "I Do Not Want This", Gary Numan's "Metal", and the live debut of "God Breaks Down the Door"

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Nine Inch Nails, photo by Philip Cosores
Nine Inch Nails, photo by Philip Cosores

    Ahead of their “Cold and Black and Infinite” tour this fall, Nine Inch Nails are playing a smattering of headlining dates and festivals across the US and Europe this summer. The first of these shows took place in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

    The 19-song set kicked off with a cover of Gary Numan’s “Metal”, the band’s first such performance of the track in nine years. “I Do Not Want This”, from The Downward Spiral, also resurfaced on the band’s setlist for the first time in nearly a decade. Other notable performances included the live debut of “God Break Down the Door”, from NIN’s forthcoming album Bad Witch, along with David Bowie’s “I’m Afraid of Americans” (Trent Reznor contributed to Bowie’s original version in 1997).

    Watch fan-shot footage and check out the full setlist below.

    Setlist:
    Metal (Gary Numan cover) (first performance since 2009)
    Me, I’m Not
    The Beginning of the End
    Survivalism
    March of the Pigs
    The Lovers
    Find My Way
    Burn
    God Break Down the Door (live debut)
    Letting You
    Gave Up
    Even Deeper
    I Do Not Want This (first performance since 2009)
    I’m Afraid of Americans (David Bowie cover)
    Less Than
    Came Back Haunted
    Only
    Wish
    Head Like a Hole

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