Hate 90 Tour   

Nine Inch Nails Lineup
Trent Reznor: Vocals, guitar
Richard Patrick: Guitar, backing vocals
Chris Vrenna: Drums
David Haymes: Keyboards, backing vocals

  

Concert Dates (35 shows, 1 cancellation, 10 confirmed recordings, including 3 video)                                             

1990-05-22  Palo Alto, CA The Edge                         - audio  (date not listed on ninhistorian)
1990-05-23  San Francisco, CA The I-Beam              - audio
1990-05-24  Laguna Beach, CA Club Postnuclear, Late Cancellation Trent's Voice
1990-05-25  Los Angeles, CA Helter Skelter             
1990-05-26  San Diego, CA Bacchanal
1990-05-29  Portland, OR Pine St. Theatre
1990-05-31  Seattle, WA The Oz

1990-06-26  Dallas, TX The Video Bar                       - video with soundboard audio, "Hammer Hard"
1990-06-28  Houston, TX Numbers
1990-07-01  Melbourne, FL Power Station                 - audio,
"Missletwister"
1990-07-02  Melbourne, FL The Asylum
1990-07-03  Miami, FL Club Nu
1990-07-04  Miami, FL Club Nu                                - video
1990-07-05  Ybor City (Tampa), FL The Masquerade
1990-07-06  Orlando, FL Visage 
1990-07-07  Atlanta, GA Masquerade
1990-07-09  Virginia Beach, VA The Peppermint Beach Club
1990-07-10  Baltimore, MD Grog & Tankard
1990-07-11  Washington, DC 9:30 Club                     
1990-07-12  Neptune, NJ Green Parrot
1990-07-13  Trenton, NJ City Gardens
1990-07-14  Philadelphia, PA Grand Hall                      - audio
1990-07-16  New York City, NY Rock Academy        - audio
1990-07-18  Newark, NJ The Pipeline                          - video
1990-07-19  Trenton, NJ?? City Gardens??
1990-07-19  Boston, MA Axis Club
1990-07-20  Montreal, Que Foufounnes
1990-07-23  Minneapolis, MN 1st Avenue
1990-07-24  Milwaukee, WI Bermudas
1990-07-25  St. Louis, MO 1227
1990-07-26  Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
1990-07-27  Chicago, IL Cabaret Metro                     - mislabeled recording I have is actually 1990-12-29 Chicago
1990-07-28  Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall                
  - common mislabel, recording is actually Dallas 6/26
1990-07-31  Toronto, ON RPM
1990-08-03  Pittsburgh, PA Metropol
1990-08-04  Cleveland, OH Empire Club                    - video

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Sin 91 Tour                   

 

Concert Dates (31 shows)  

1990-12-27  Pittsburgh, PA The Metropol
1990-12-28  Cleveland, OH Phantasy Theatre
1990-12-29  Chicago, IL Cabaret Metro                       - audio
(same recording as 1990-07-27 Chicago, Cabaret Metro show, which is correct???)
1990-12-31  Detroit, MI Latin Quarter
1991-01-02  St. Louis, MO 1227 Nightclub
1991-01-04  Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
1991-01-05  Salt Lake City, UT Fair Park Coliseum
1991-01-07  El Paso, TX Club 101
1991-01-08  Houston, TX Numbers
1991-01-09  Dallas, TX The Institute
1991-01-10  San Antonio, TX The Showcase
1991-01-12  Orlando, FL Visage
1991-01-13  Gainsville, FL University of Florida
1991-01-14  Tampa, FL The Ritz Theater 
1991-01-15  Miami Beach, FL Club Nu
1991-01-17  Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
1991-01-18  Norfolk, VA Boathouse
1991-01-19  Baltimore, MD Hammerjacks
1991-01-20  Trenton, NJ Citi Gardens
1991-01-22  Washington, DC 9:30 Club (2 Shows 10:00 and 1:00)
1991-01-24  New York City, NY The Academy              - video
1991-01-25  New York City, NY The Academy
1991-01-26  Boston, MA The Citi Club
1991-01-28  Columbus, OH The Newport
1991-01-29  Cleveland, OH Phantasy Theatre
1991-01-31  Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre     - video, audio
"Seething with Animosity"   OPENED FOR JANE'S ADDICTION 
1991-02-01  San Francisco, CA The Warfield                  - audio
1991-02-02  Tijuana, MX Iguanas Club                            - audio,
"Industrial Iguanas"  SAME AS 1990-12-29 Chicago
1991-02-04  Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheater    
OPENED FOR JANE'S ADDICTION
1991-02-05  Hollywood, CA Helter Skelter 
1991-02-06  Hollywood, CA Helter Skelter                     - video

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Hate 90 and Sin 91 Setlists

 

Setlists remained essentially unchanged throughout the tour.  Suck made it's live debut on May 22 in Palo Alto.  A shorter setlist was played when opening for Jane's Addiction.  This was the only tour to feature extensive use of samples from television and movies.  Visit this page to hear these samples and help me identify them. 

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Hate 90 Live Recordings

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May 22, 1990
Palo Alto, CA
The Edge

Intro (Hate 90)  
[no samples]
Terrible Lie 

Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
The Only Time
Suck 
(DEBUT PERFORMANCE), Trent misses second verse [sample after Suck]
    TR: "Thank you...We have a new record coming out with a band called Pigface…???"
Get Down Make Love  
[no samples]
    TR: "It's nice to be able to headline for a change. We just got off an incredibly long tour opening for Peter fucking Murphy."
Ringfinger
Down In It
Head Like A Hole
 
This show is not listed on NIN Historian.  The taper claims this is genuine and Trent's comments back up him up.   This would then be the debut of Suck.

Duration: 58:15  good audience recording

VIDEO

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May 23, 1990
San Francisco, CA
The I-Beam

Intro (Hate 90)  
[no samples]
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
The Only Time
Suck  
[sample after suck]
Get Down, Make Love 
[no samples]
Ringfinger  
TR messes up first verse, starts over
Down In It
   TR "??? ,all right, this fucking thing works" 0:25
Head Like A Hole
(tape flip at 1:16)

Duration: 55:47  decent audience recording, unknown lineage

   

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May 24, 1990
Laguna Beach, CA
Club Postnuclear

Late Cancellation, Trent's Voice
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May 25, 1990
Los Angeles, CA
Helter Skelter

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May 26, 1990

San Diego, CA
Bacchanal

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May 29, 1990
Portland, OR
Pine St. Theatre

May 31, 1990
Seattle, WA
The Oz

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June 26, 1990
Dallas, TX
The Video Bar

Intro (Hate 90)
[samples used: "Kill or be killed.  Hang around I'll make a cocksucker out of you."]
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
    TR: "Thank you, this is a song we did with another band called Pigface, which you have not seen."
Suck  
[samples used]
The Only Time
    TR: Thanks for putting up with this unchristly fucking heat in here."
Get Down Make Love 
[beginning sample] [there are a series of sample played at the end of the song and afterwards, which is not done at any other show]
Down In It
Head Like A Hole
 
Soundboard audio with a slight hiss, duration 50:53

"Hammer Hard "
 

DVD screen shots

         
 

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June 28, 1990
Houston, TX
Numbers

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July 1, 1990
Melbourne, FL
Power Station

Intro (Hate 90) 
[samples used: "I told you to stay out of this." "Give me the gun." "Don't make me do this."] 
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get    
    TR: "This is a new song we did with Pigface"
Suck 
 [samples used]
The Only Time
Get Down, Make Love 
[sample used]
Ringfinger 
"Check!" [sample used]
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

Excellent audience recording, duration 60:57

This recording contains the entire show from start to finish.  The pre show music playing in the background at the club, which stops when NIN start,  begins again after the show ends at the exact spot it left off!  This show was on the silver pressed bootleg, "Missletwister" whatever that means. Sanctified is called "Justify"  That's What I Get, Part of Sin, and the intro sample to Get Down Make love were used in "A Mix of All That Was."  There are a few nice intimate moments during this show where Trent goes silent and allows the crowd to sing parts of songs (That's What I Get, The Only Time, and Down In It.)  This is my favorite recording from this tour. 

"Missletwister "
 

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July 2, 1990
Melbourne, FL
The Asylum

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July 3, 1990
Miami, FL
Club Nu

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July 4, 1990
Miami, FL
Club Nu

Intro (Hate 90)
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
    TR: "This is something new we did with a band Pigface"
Suck 
 [samples used]
The Only Time
Get Down Make Love 
[samples used]
Ringfinger  
[samples used]
 
TR: "fuck you........???"
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

Video of this show circulated along with video footage of 1989-12-09 Newark on the same VHS tape.  Shot from an elevated position at stage right, this footage is often out of focus or focused on the ceiling stage lights.   The are moments of clarity with some nice shots of the band.  Decent audio.

       

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July 5, 1990
Ybor City (Tampa), FL
The Masquerade

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July 6, 1990
Orlando, FL
Visage

   


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July 7, 1990
Atlanta, GA
Masquerade

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July 9, 1990
Virginia Beach, VA
The Peppermint Beach Club



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July 10, 1990
Baltimore, MD
Grog & Tankard

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July 11, 1990
Washington, DC
9:30 Club

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July 12, 1990
Neptune, NJ
Green Parrot

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July 13, 1990
Trenton, NJ
City Gardens

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July 14, 1990
Philadelphia, PA
Grand Hall- Creese Center Drexel Univ.

Intro (Hate 90) 
[samples used: "I told you to stay out of this." "Give me the gun." "Don't make me do this."] 
Terrible Lie
Sin
    TR: "Thanks ?again."
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
    TR: "This is a new song we did with a band called Pigface."
Suck
 [samples used]
The Only Time  
3:55 [some chick sings the last chorus into the mic, badly]  TR: "Just like a fucking Queen concert."
    TR: "Speaking of Queen."
Get Down Make Love 
[incomplete sample used]
   
TR: "All you gotta do is ask."
Ringfinger
[samples used]
Down In It
   
TR: "Come on fuckers."
Head Like A Hole

Mediocre audience recording, probably suffers from generation loss, duration 55:33  The cassette I ripped is about 3 1/2 minutes shorter than the mp3 copy I have.  They begin in the same spot.

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July 16, 1990
Rock Academy (New Music Seminar)
New York, NY

Intro (Hate 90)
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
    TR: "This is song we did with Pigface....????"
Suck 
 [samples used]
The Only Time at 4:03, some girl gets the microphone and sings a few lines of the chorus!
    Venue announcer: "Listen, can we all just take a step back here for a second or we're going to wait, so please just take a step back, calm down and we'll continue, okay, thank you very much.  TR: "Behave yourself people......No talking either."
Get Down Make Love
   
TR: ?unintelligible?
Ringfinger  
[samples used]
    TR: "?? will ya?"
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

Decent audience recording, a lot of chatter, probably suffers from generation loss.  Most comments Trent makes are hard to make out.  The volume fluctuates for the first couple of songs.  Duration 56:23

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July 18, 1990
Newark, NJ
The Pipeline

Intro (Hate 90)
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
Suck
technical problems   TR: "Was anybody here part of the human pyramid in New York the other day? I'm just asking man, nothing against New Jersey. Give us a second man, everything's fucking up up here. Somebody just smashed a lot of shit onstage and now everything's fucked.........Sorry we're in kind of a shitty mood because everything's been fucked up today. Our bus driver just got mugged outside. It's been a pleasant welcome to New Jersey."
The Only Time  
 
Get Down Make Love
    TR: "Our equipment may be fucking up but we'll go that extra step, we'll roll around in mud, we'll touch our genitals onstage."
Ringfinger
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

NINhistorian calls this a "Surprise show".   At the beginning of the recording, an announcer says, "Sorry for the inconvenience. We love you. ?Calvin Klein? can't play tonight but Nine Inch Nails will knock your ass off." 

DVD screen caps

 

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July 19, 1990
Boston, MA
Axis Club

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July 20, 1990
Montreal, Que
Foufounnes

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July 23, 1990
Minneapolis, MN
1st Avenue (7th St. Entry)



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July 24, 1990
Milwaukee, WI
Bermudas

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July 25, 1990
St. Louis, MO
1227

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July 26, 1990
Cincinnati, OH
Bogarts

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1990-07-27
Chicago, IL
Cabaret Metro



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July 28, 1990
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall

A lot of people have this date listed on their trade list, but the recording is actually the silver pressed bootleg "Hammer Hard" from the Video Bar in Dallas June 29, 1990.  This picture even came in a torrent on Demonoid a few years ago with the same mislabeled recording!

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July 31, 1990
Toronto, ON
RPM

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August 3, 1990
Pittsburgh, PA
Metropol



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August 4, 1990
Cleveland, OH
Empire Club

Intro (Hate 90)
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
Suck
The Only Time
Ringfinger
Someone in crowd "Supernaut! Supernaut! Supernaut!"
TR: "We may not be able to play our instruments but we can break something."
Ringfinger
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

This entire show was shot from onstage by a roaming camera man.  You really feel like you're part of the band, even with severe generation loss!  DVD screen captures.

       

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Sin 91 Live Recordings

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December 29, 1990
Chicago, IL
Cabaret Metro

Intro (Hate 90)
[samples used: " I could fuck you up right in front of ???." repeated]
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get 
Instead of first chorus, TR: "Come on man take it easy will. ??? get your ass kicked" 1:10
Suck
   
TR: "Is it really necessary to beat the fuck out of somebody that’s near the stage?"
The Only Time  
2nd verse "watch out man watch out" 1:43
Get Down Make Love
TR: "Thanks for coming out to see us tonight.   Thanks to Die Warszau as well.  Thanks for standing out in the rain and cold."
Ringfinger
at 3:38 guitar problems
Down In It
Head Like A Hole  
polka is head after the show

This is the same recording as the 1990-07-27 Chicago, Cabaret Metro show.  Which is correct?   Trent thanks Die Warszau who opened on this date 1990-12-29.  On 1990-07-27, Meat Beat Manifesto opened.

Also the same as Industrial Iguanas, February 2, 1991 Tijuana, Mexico.

"correct 12/29/90 version" duration 50:53  mp3 128 kbps, good audience recording, much clearer than the "incorrect version"
"incorrect 7/27/90 version"   cassette sourced FLAC, cut after Get Down Make Love, some generation loss

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January 24, 1991
New York City, NY
The Academy

Intro (Hate 90)
Terrible Lie
Sin
[near end of Sin, Trent climbs into the crowd and is helped up by 2 roadies.]
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
Suck
[samples used]
    TR "Don't you fuckers know how to clap?"
The Only Time
   
TR "That's better.  If  ??? security guy offends me keep, them fucking busy!"
Get Down Make Love  
[samples used]  [Someone throws a blow up doll on stage and Trent carries it around on stage.]
      TR "We got some special guests tonight on stage....???"
      Guest #1 "???? from Long Beach fuck ?????"
      Guest #2 "Yeah  ?????? beautiful"

Ringfinger 
TR, missing first verse, "I should be singing right now but I fucked around and forgot where I'm at and ??? .  See we're not really playing anything.  Everything's on tape.  So we're just gonna have to wait til we get to the chorus and we'll pretend we're playing so just ignore this part... ??? there's like a twelve minute ?? twelve inch necks..... I think this is the chorus right here."
Down In It 
Trent carries a stage light around on stage.
Head Like A Hole

Often obstructed view and often blurry, but some real nice close ups from time to time.   A lot of energy onstage.  Audio is good. 

There are 2 versions of this video recording. The first is the more common circulating DVD, which is incomplete at 35 minutes, missing the last 4 songs.
The second is this VHS tape and now DVD which is complete, except for the first 11 seconds. This version is a higher generation copy and has more artifacts like horizontal bars. However, the show gets interesting at the end as the stage gets crowded with guests. It's this last part of the footage that has been so rare.
This VHS tape came with the Dec 9, 1989 NJ Pipeline show which already has a better copy in circulation. I converted the VHS to DVD with a Sony VCR/DVD recorder.

     

        

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January 31, 1991
Los Angeles, CA
Universal Amphitheatre OPENED FOR JANE'S ADDICTION

Intro (alt terrible lie intro + hate 90 sample)
Terrible Lie
Sin
Sanctified
Suck
Get Down Make Love [sample used]
    
TR: "??? ??? thank you."
Ringfinger
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

The intro song played here is unique.  This show is also shorter than their normal set since they the opening band.

This show is on the bootleg, "Seething with Animosity" which also featured Now I'm Nothing from "Show Up or Throw Up"  and Trent Reznor singing Supernaut when he toured with The Revolting Cocks.
No image found. Was this actually a silver pressed bootleg?

A decent audience recording.  There are some chatterboxes nearby.   I only have a bad mp3 copy of this show.  Duration 43:58

Jane's Addiction recording exists.

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February 1, 1991
San Francisco, CA
The Warfield

Intro (Hate 90) 
[samples used: "I told you to stay out of this." "Give me the gun." "Don't make me do this."] 
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
Suck  
[samples used]
The Only Time
   
TR: "We played in LA yesterday. We opened for Jane's fucking addiction. ??? fucking pussies ??? Tape flip at 0:25
Get Down Make Love  
[samples used]
      mumbles, drops mic...."I got even with those fucks?"
Ringfinger
Down In It
   
TR "Thank you for ??? ??? ???"
Head Like A Hole

Good audience recording, some hiss and chatter, includes music playing at venue before and after show.  Duration 63:03

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February 2, 1991
Tijuana, Mexico
Iguanas Club

Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
Suck
The Only Time
Ringfinger

Incomplete recording which appears on the silver pressed bootleg "Industrial Iguanas."

"Industrial Iguanas"
   

Same recording as December 29, 1990  Chicago, IL  Cabaret Metro

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February 6, 1991
Los Angeles (Hollywood), CA
Helter Skelter

Intro (Hate 90) 
[samples used: "I told you to stay out of this." "Give me the gun." "Don't make me do this."] 
Terrible Lie
Sin
Something I Can Never Have
Sanctified
That's What I Get
Suck  
[samples used]
The Only Time
TR: " Hey this is our last fucking show,  fuck you.  7:10 
Get Down Make Love  
[samples used]
      TR: "What's happening to us?"
Ringfinger
   
 cut  TR "...500 times in the last year this is it man I promise.  Thanks for coming out.   LA is a fucking kick ass place.  So do me a favor and kick our asses during the next couple songs here."  3:11
Down In It
  recording cut a few seconds into song

Video of this show suffers from severe generation loss.  It's shot from the back of the venue with no closeups.