NIN Live: 2005

May 01, 2005, Indio, CA, Coachella Arts & Music Festival

Beside You In Time Intro
The Frail
The Wretched
You Know What You Are?
March of the Pigs
The Line Begins to Blur
With Teeth
Terrible Lie
The Big Come Down
Even Deeper
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole

Show Memorabilia

Coachella 2005 Poster 2000/05/09 Ticket

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD (CSB's + Sony PCM-M1)
Taper: Boldcaptain & Philip
Time: 77 minutes
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: The Big Come Down, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 407.7 MB
Added to Archive: June 25th, 2010
This is the first source from Boldcaptain and the crew from this set. It really is a fantastic recording, but as it states in the text file that the winds were blowing pretty hard from the mountains which made the sound travel weird. It creates some phasing in the recording. But it still is a great recording for one of the first big concerts since 2000 for NIN.

Source 2: Audio - AUD (DPA 4060 + Sony PCM-M1)
Taper: Boldcaptain
Time: 77 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Piggy, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 428.7 MB
Added to Archive: June 25th, 2010
This is one of the best recordings of the club tour. Boldcaptain does an amazing job capturing 04/05/06 Coachella festivals (I.E.- Kraftwerk 04) Very clear recording and just amazing.

Source 3: Audio - AUD (Schoeps CCM4s + Aerco + SBM-1 + Sony PCM-M1)
Taper: Anonymous
Time: 77 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Piggy, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 386.7 MB
Added to Archive: September 14th, 2014
Another fantastic recording done by anonymous. This recording was finally released in September 2014. Big thanks to BLG for digging out this DAT master from a friends house to give this recording a proper home here at the archive!

Source 4: Video - AUD (Unknown Canon and Panasonic MiniDV Camcorders)
Taper: JAM & Slickmode
Time: 77 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Stream Online: Watch on YouTube
Download the Full Show: .Zip File MP4 - 540p, 2.62 GB
Added to Archive: February 14th, 2021
This is some of the most sought after footage that many NIN traders know of. Slickmode and JAM's footage is two of three sources we know of from the Coachella Festival set. There have been snippets posted about 15 years ago of the footage and it looks incredible. Below you can read more about the tapes themselves but I'll go into the quality of them. Although the snippets they shared looked great and of filming the stage, that shortly went away. JAM's video filmed the stage from the beginning to about You Know What You Are? And then films the stage screens for the rest of the performance. Slickmode's footage is covered and just a black screen for more than half of the recording and is just the audio. That is probably why 12 years ago he only shared out the audio from his camera. This footage was riddled with digital scratches/dropouts on the audio and I needed some extra help from Frank on editing this one. He synced BoldCaptain's source 2 audio for this and merged the two videos together to make it a complete performance. I want to thank JAM for trusting me with his master tapes. It was a fun and challenging project and I am humbled at anyone who does video editing in this hobby of ours. Lots of variables that can go wrong and I think I have done the best job anyone could for this footage. You can read about the whole project in the text file.

Source 5: Audio - AUD (Sony ECM-939LT + Sony TCD-D100)
Taper: Keith M.
Time: 79 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: March of the Pigs, 2 minutes
Download the Full Show: .zip file FLAC, 465 MB
Added to Archive: December 25th, 2023
Thank you to JEMs for sending over a bunch of Keith M's recordings of Nine Inch Nails to upload to the archive. I know that many people consider Woodstock 1994 to be the most iconic Nine Inch Nails performance. But personally, I think this is NIN's best performance. It's their first 'big' show since 2000/Trent's sobriety. The energy is caught on these tapes and I think showed that NIN was back! The Coachella valley has a lot of wind going through them. Which is sometimes captured on these tapes. Keith's tape is riddled with some of it throughout. Also the levels fluctuate throughout the tape, which I have tried to normalize. A few screamers around the taper that clip as well. The left channel was higher than the right and I have fixed that on this tape with phase correction. Overall this is an average recording.