NIN Live: 2017

September 15, 2017 - Chicago, IL, Douglas Park, Riot Festival

Less Than
March of the Pigs
Something I Can Never Have
The Frail
The Wretched
Copy of A
Gave Up
I Can’t Give Everything Away (David Bowie Cover)
The Background World
The Great Destroyer
Burning Bright (Field On Fire)
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like a Hole
Somewhat Damaged
The Day The World Went Away

Show Memorabilia

I Can't Seem To Wake Up US Tour 2017 Poster 2017 Riot Lineup 2017 Riot Promo 2017 Riot Ticket

Known Recordings

Source 1: Audio - AUD (AT831s + SP-SPSB-11 + Sony PCM-M10)
Taper: Tapeworm48
Time: 91 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: Branches/Bones, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show:
.Zip File FLAC - 24 Bit, 946.4 MB
.Zip File FLAC - 16 Bit, 469 MB
Added to Archive: September 16th, 2017
My favorite recording of the sources of the Riot Fest set. Taped from the right stack, the audio that night in Chicago was unreal for this stage.

Source 2: Audio - AUD (Core Sound Stelthy Cards + Tascam DR-05)
Taper: SM Rollinger
Time: 91 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: The Great Destroyer, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show:
.Zip File FLAC - 24 Bit, 846.1 MB
.Zip File FLAC - 16 Bit, 387.8 MB
Added to Archive: October 31st, 2018
Taper's Notes: "Its Nine Inch Nails outside, what can I say? First performance of The Backround World. Decent sound, lots of talkers, and this was my first time recording outdoors. Riotfest was sick! It was awesome to see NIN, New Order, and Ministry play back to back to back, talk about a stacked line-up!"

Source 3: Audio - AUD (Schoeps CCM4s + Actives + Tinybox + Sony PCM-M10)
Taper: RyanJ
Time: 91 minutes
Rating: 5 out of 5
Hear a Sample: The Wretched, 2 Minutes
Download the Full Show:
.Zip File FLAC - 24 Bit, 993.8 MB
.Zip File FLAC - 16 Bit, 491.1 MB
Added to Archive: September 16th, 2017
What can I say? My first NIN show since 2014 and it was NASTY!!!!! Drove from Detroit for the show and back the same night. Got there early to hopefully see DFA but we got stuck in some traffic. Made it in during Ministry and got a spot dead center of the stage. Taped New Order from where I stood, that tape is mediocre at best. Obviously more interested in catching NIN’s set. They did not disappoint. The sound was absolutely fantastic at the stage and Branches/Bones is a HEAVY HITTING opener! This was the Panorama Fest set on steroids. The first few songs I was getting thrown around as it got pretty aggressive out there. But I got through it! During “March of the Pigs,” some guy grabbed my shoulder (right on one of the mics) and I flipped on him. Turned around and gave him a swift heart punch and yelled, “don’t fucking touch me!” Honestly have no idea how that didn’t show up on the tape. Probably due to these beast of Schoeps mics. Should point out, BIG THANKS TO JD for allowing me to borrow his rig for this run of shows (including my Depeche Mode trek). He allowed me to run the same rig for the NIN/Soundgarden 2014 shows I went to.

“I Can’t Give Everything” was a real emotional song. Actually teared up during it. Just really powerful. This was also the debut live performance of “The Background World” and it was AMAZING! By the end of these two songs, there are a few spots of wind noise, as it started to pick up. I heard “The Hand That Feeds” and there was still 30 minutes left. I thought we were getting close to the end. HLAH played, then the encore… It was like a minute long and Trent comes back on stage and says, “fuck it, we’re playing some more!” and goes into SOMEWHAT FUCKING DAMAGED!!!!!!!!!! My favorite song, I lost it, man… So damn good. That encore kicked so much ass. The show was so good. There are not many better feelings than a concert high. I get it every time I see NIN. I am hoping for a club show on Sunday or Monday!

It was really nice to finally meet the other NIN fan site creators from ninhotline, nintourhistory, and ninwiki! It’s been a long time coming and it was finally nice to meet them all in person and chat for a few seconds!

Listening back to the tape now, I am really happy with the results and stoked to get this kind of quality for the archive. Thanks to all who have helped gather sources and sent them my way. Hope there is more to come from Cali next month and the tour in 2018!