Now I'm Nothing, Lollapalooza Tour 1991

Nine Inch Nails Lineup
Trent Reznor: Vocals, guitar
Richard Patrick: Guitar, backing vocals
Jeff Ward: Drums
James Woolley: Keyboards, programming, backing vocals

Lollapalooza Warm Up                                                  

1991-07-03  Chicago, IL FAKE DATE                - this is a mislabel of 8/3/91 Chicago
1991-07-12  New Orleans, LA Tipitina's               - audio,
"Solid Gold Hell", "The Secret Unbroken Gig", "Slaves"
1991-07-13  Houston, TX Vatican
1991-07-1?  El Paso, TX Club 101

Lollapalooza 91

Nine Inch Nails played at 22 (of 26) shows of the inaugural Lollapalooza festival tour in 1991. 

Lineup: Jane's Addiction, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Living Colour, Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T & Body Count, Butthole Surfers, Rollins Band, Violent Femmes, Fishbone, Emergency Broadcast Network

1991-07-18  Phoenix, AZ  Compton Terrace                  - cut short, equipment melted, (interview in Closure DVD)
1991-07-20  San Diego, CA  Devore Stadium                - audio
1991-07-21  Laguna Hills, CA  Irvine Meadows             - partial audio
1991-07-23  Laguna Hills, CA  Irvine Meadows             - partial audio?, (bonus tracks from
"A Demon Possessed", consensus on db.etree, mislabeled as Oct 16, 1991)
1991-07-24  Laguna Hills, CA  Irvine Meadows
1991-07-26  Mountain View, CA  Shoreline Amphitheatre    - audio
1991-07-27  Mountain View, CA  Shoreline Amphitheatre,
1991-07-30  Bonner Springs, KS  Sandstone Amphitheatre
1991-08-01  St. Paul, MN  Harriet's Island                          - audio, 
"Show Up or Throw Up", master is available
1991-08-03  Chicago, IL  World Music Theatre                  - two audio sources, a second partial audio is mislabeled as7/3/91
1991-08-04  Detroit, MI  Pine Knob Amphitheater              -
audio?, mislabeled Chicago or vice versa
1991-08-05  Cuyahoga Falls, OH  Blossom Music Theater  - audio, two claims, 9inchgirl.tripod.com/bootlist.html , and www.csh.rit.edu/~jerry/old/nin_ri/cassette.html,
do not have
1991-08-07  Toronto, ON  CNE Grandstand                      - audio
1991-08-09  Mansfield, MA  Great Woods
1991-08-10  Mansfield, MA  Great Woods
1991-08-11  Stanhope, NJ  Waterloo Village                   - audio
1991-08-13  Saratoga, NY  Saratoga Performing Arts Center
1991-08-14  Stanhope, NJ  Waterloo Village
1991-08-16  Washington, DC  Lake Fairfax                     - audio
1991-08-17  Raleigh, NC  Walnut Creek Amphitheater
1991-08-18  Atlanta, GA  Lakewood Amphitheater         - audio
1991-08-20  Orlando, FL  Central Florida Fairgrounds    - audio source (1) and video source (2)  This is the only complete video of a Lollapalooza performance.
1991-??-??    various locations                                         - video footage from Closure DVD (halo twelve) and Lollapalooza Documentary footage                                          

Nine Inch Nails did not play the remaining four Lollapalooza shows.  Instead they went on their first overseas trip to Europe.
1991-08-22 Dallas, TX Starplex Amphitheater
1991-08-23 Dallas, TX Starplex Amphitheater
1991-08-25 Greenwood Village, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
1991-08-28 Enumclaw, WA King County Fairgrounds

European Mini-Tour 1991

Opened for Guns N' Roses and The Wonderstuff on a few dates.  I'll add that later.

1991-08-24  Mannheim, Germany  Mäimarktgelände
1991-08-25  Munich, Germany  Theaterfabrik
1991-08-27  Frankfurt, Germany  Batschkapp
1991-08-29  Koln, Germany  Loxor
1991-08-31  London, England  Wembley Stadium
1991-09-01  Rotterdam, Holland  De Doelen                
- claims of this show are always the Radio Show
1991-09-01  Rotterdam, Holland  Holland
Radio Show  - soundboard audio, "Solid Gold Hell", "A Demon Possessed", "Lee Pull off Nails"    SUPER RARE VHS exists
1991-09-02  Brussels, Belgium  Beligne                         - audio
1991-09-03  Paris, France  Le Bataclan                         - audio
1991-09-07  Newcastle, England  Newcastle Riverside
1991-09-09  Manchester, England  The International I
1991-09-10  Birmingham, England  Goldwyn's Theatre     - audio
"Killer Instinct", "Time To Suck"
1991-09-11  Bristol, England  Bierkeller
1991-09-13  London, England  The Astoria                    - complete audio (1) and nearly complete video (2) ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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Now I'm Nothing Setlists

Now, I'm Nothing, Wish, and Physical debuted this tour on July 12 in New Orleans.   No samples were used at the beginning of Get Down Make Love or Suck.  Recordings from this tour have been almost nonexistent on torrent sites, hence most of mine being lossy mp3 conversions. 

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Now I'm Nothing Live Recordings

July 12, 1991 warm up show 
New Orleans, LA
Tipitina's

Now I'm Nothing  
(debut performance) (very beginning missed)
Terrible Lie
Sin
    TR: "Thank you."
Physical 
 (debut performance)
The Only Time
Suck
That's What I Get
Wish       
(debut performance, although this version differs from album version)
    TR: "We've been planning ? playing this fucking thing (?sing) for ? months now."
Get Down Make Love
    TR: "??? We haven't played in 6 like months and  luckily we picked the hottest fucking club in the entire fucking world.  We're all on fire and we have to stand still or we're going to fucking  pass out ."
Ringfinger
Down In It
    TR: "One more and then we can go home. Thanks for fucking ??? song ???"
Head Like a Hole

Duration: 54:41    decent audience recording 

There are three silver pressed bootlegs of this show.  "Solid Gold Hell" Cocomelos Records (CM012), Made in Italy 1993

"Solid Gold Hell"     "The Secret Unbroken Gig"         "Slaves"

                                     

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July 18, 1991
Phoenix, AZ 
Compton Terrace

The show had to be abandoned after the second song because of equipment failure.  The desert sun melted parts of the equipment inside the van during the day as Trent explains to an MTV reporter.  There is a Lollapalooza 91 Documentary YouTube Clip of NIN smashing their equipment from this show as well.

     Watch NIN break guitars.

James Wooley       Trent Reznor         Richard Patrick           Jeff Ward
  Keyboards              Vocals                     Guitar                     Drums

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July 20, 1991
San Diego, CA
Devore Stadium

Introduction of band
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
   TR: "This is something new…..??? turn the fucking monitor on."
Wish
Ringfinger
Technical problems, at 1:07 song stops and Trent mumbles something followed by 2 minutes of guitar noise
Down In It
Head Like a Hole

Duration: 40:32    mediocre audience recording, my 160 kbps mp3s are full of compression artifacts 

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July 21, 1991
Laguna Hills, CA
Irvine Meadows
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time

Duration: 18:10    poor recording with a lot of tape problems, incomplete.  Trent says nothing during the part recorded.  At 0:09 of track one, some guy says "Same thing dude."

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July 23, 1991
Laguna Hills, CA
Irvine Meadows
Terrible Lie
Sin

Partial audio?  Terrible Lie and Sin  from the silver pressed bootlegs "A Demon Possessed" and "Sa La Mour" claim to be Lollapalooza at Irvine Meadows on Oct 16, 1991.  Lollapalooza ended in August.  There is some sort of consensus on db.etree that July 23 is the correct date, although they played three shows there.

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July 26, 1991
Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
     TR: "Thanks everybody.  Here's a nice ? song about fucking animals in the ass."
Wish
Ringfinger
TR: "Well you've got me working so hard lately, please turn the fucking monitors on."
Down In It
Head Like a Hole 
TR: at 4:15 "come on ??? rock concert"

Duration: 44:26    mediocre audience recording, my 192 kbps mp3s are full of compression artifacts

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August 1, 1991
St. Paul, MN
Harriet's Island
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
    TR: "Let's go you motherfuckers."
Sin
    TR: "Here's a nice song about fucking."
Physical
The Only Time
    TR: "Thank you.  Every time we play here it's been one of the lamest fucking audiences of all time.  You guys are a pleasant surprise thank you.  This is something new.  This is a song about fucking."
Wish
    TR: "This is a song about fucking."
Get Down Make Love
    TR: "I guess I should say say something pertinent like some outdoor kind of thing like "Is everyone having fun?", that kind of shit.  We're new at this rock star shit.   So here's another song about fucking."
Down In It
    TR: "We got one more for you  from us, from the bowels of our souls.  Yes this is a song about fucking .  We got some special guests." [Ice-T, maybe Dave Navarro]
Head Like a Hole

Duration: 40:17   very good audience recording 

This show is on the silver pressed bootleg "Show Up or Throw Up" (Hurricane Records HURR010).  The recording of "Now I'm Nothing"  is widely distributed on P2P networks and various compilation silver pressed bootlegs such as "Ultra Rare Tracks" and "Seething With Animosity"  It was the only widely available complete recording of it until documentary footage of the tour surfaced, part of which is included on the Closure DVD, which features a live soundboard performance.  A master of this show surfaced on Dime in 2008.  It's of comparable quality and starts 5 second earlier than Show Up.   This recording of Physical was used in "A Mix Of All That Was" D2 09

"Show Up or Throw Up"

    
 

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August 3, 1991
Chicago, IL
World Music Theatre
Now I'm Nothing (recording is complete)
Terrible Lie
Sin
    TR: "Here's a nice song about fucking."
Physical
The Only Time
    TR: " Fuck yeah, thank you.  This is something new.  You're not in Europe you know."
Wish
Get Down, Make Love
Down In It
    TR: "We got one more song.  This song's about sucking dick.  We got some special fucking guests too." [Ice-T, maybe Dave Navarro]
Head Like a Hole

Duration: 44:33*   decent audience recording , bass distortion

I have tracked down two different copies of the same recording.  One of them is mislabeled as July, 3, 1991 which is likely the source of that concert date on NINHistorian.  The properly dated recording I have is in mp3 320 kbps.  *Head Like a Hole ends at 6:46 followed by the beginning of the Butthole Surfers song Colored FBI Guy, entire track is 11:35.  The misdated recording I have is in FLAC and ends after Get Down Make Love.  They are the same source.   Shows claiming to be Detroit 8/4/91 have turned out to be the same as this one.

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August 7, 1991
Toronto, ON
CNE Grandstand
Introduction of band
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
  begins abruptly, tape flip?
    TR: "This is something new.  It's about fucking animals."
Wish
Get Down Make Love
Down In It
Head Like a Hole 
cut at 4:21

Duration: 37:30  good audience recording, despite being at 128 kbps mp3.

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August 11, 1991
Stanhope, NJ
Waterloo Village
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
   TR: "This is something new."
Wish
Ringfinger
Get Down Make Love 
TR: lyric change "I suck you mind, you suck my dick"
Down In It
Head Like a Hole

Duration: 47:24  mediocre audience recording, a lot of crowd talking, 256 kbps mp3, recording seems slow

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August 16, 1991
Washington, DC
Lake Fairfax
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
   TR: "Thank you!  This is fucking weird out in the sunshine and shit.  This is something new."
Wish
Get Down Make Love
   TR: "Here's a song about getting analy raped by a security guard."
Down In It
Head Like a Hole

Mediocre recording.  Nonstop talking by people in crowd about stupid shit.  Duration 38:47

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August 18, 1991
Atlanta, GA
Lakewood Amphitheater
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
   TR: "Here's another song about sticking your finger up your butt"
Wish
Get Down Make Love
Down In It
    TR: "We got one more fuckheads."
Head Like a Hole
at 0:43 TR: "Nice try fuckheads, but not good enough."

Duration: 38:14  decent audience recording, 320 kbps mp3

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August 20, 1991
Orlando, FL
Central Florida Fairgrounds
Introduction of Band
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
   TR: "These fucking guys know what they're doing?  Thanks man.  This is something new...1,2,3,4! "
Wish
Get Down Make Love
    TR: ""You fuckers are pretty rowdy, that's cool."
Down In It
    TR: "This is our last show at Lollapalooza here, this fucking state, and that's it for us here for a long fucking time. This is the last fucking song. I'm not trying to say fuck a lot."
Head Like a Hole

There are two sources for this show.  A video source which has been converted to DVD and a separate audio source.  This is the only audience Lollapalooza footage known.  There are only close-ups during the first few moments.  For most of the show, all you see is the back of people's heads.  It suffers from several generations of degradation. 

Audio Source Duration: 38:26  mediocre audience recording, so much talking you feel like you know the people in the crowd by the end, 192 kbps mp3

Video Sample (Youtube)

video (DVD) screen captures 

    

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Unknown Lollapalooza Date, "Demos and Remixes"
Suck (soundboard)

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Unknown Lollapalooza Date, Lollapalooza Documentary and Closure DVD
Now I'm Nothing (soundboard)
Terrible Lie (soundboard)
Head Like a Hole (soundboard)

The Lollapalooza documentary circulated as an 14 min 29 sec MPEG file with a time signature.  It includes soundboard recordings of Now I'm Nothing - Terrible Lie, and Head Like a Hole set to a montage of footage from several shows on the tour.  The footage of Now I'm Nothing - Terrible Lie was included in the Closure DVD without the time signature.  Head Like a Hole was not included which is too bad because it features several special guests!

Closure DVD footage, Now I'm Nothing-Terrible Lie                                             James Wooley                                                                                                   

              Video (YouTube)

Lollapalooza Documentary, Head Like a Hole

            Trent Reznor                                    Richard Patrick                                                        Jeff Ward                             Ice-T

     

               Dave Navarro                                  Ahh, who is this?                    So many people on stage!

  

            VVideo (YouTube)

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September 1, 1991
Rotterdam, Holland
Radio Show
Sin
Get Down, Make Love
Down In It
Head Like a Hole

Duration: 16:51  soundboard studio recording

There are three silver pressed bootlegs and one vinyl bootleg with  this show.  These recordings were part of a radio show with an interview, which is not on the CD and is often in Dutch,   There exists a rare VHS of this show, but it is out of circulation.

"Solid Gold Hell"     "A Demon Possessed"     "Sa La Mour"        "Lee Pull off Nails"
 
                                      

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Brussels, Belgium
Beligne
September 2, 1991

Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
    TR "We're Nine Inch Nails by the way and  we will be done soon.  This is something new from us."
Wish
Get Down, Make Love
(cut, technical problems)
Down In It
Head Like a Hole
(abandoned after a few seconds)

Duration: 26:40  good audience recording
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September 3, 1991, opened for The Wonderstuff
Paris, France
Le Bataclan
Now I'm Nothing 
mic cuts out for a few lines
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
Wish
Down In It
 at 2:30 Trent says fuck a lot, TR: "I looked him right in the eye and said 'fuck you' fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you you too motherfuckers." 
    TR: "We just do this cause we won't get paid if we stop now but we don't give a fuck.  I just wanted you to know that.  We don't give a shit about you
.  We hate your fucking country.  You're real fucking assholes and we don't give a shit, fuck you.  If you're gonna throw shit as us ??"
Head Like a Hole
TR: "God money I’ll do anything for you. God money just tell me what you want me to. God money nail me up against the wall.
Good job fuckface. But you didn't quite make it to the stage did ya?  No you can’t take it No you can’t take it. That's a little better but still fucking wimpy fuckface.  I see" - cut at 1:06

http://ninfrance.free.fr/concertsfr/paris91/index.html

Duration: 30:44  good audience recording

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September 10, 1991
Birmingham, England
Goldwyn's Theatre
Now I'm Nothing
Terrible Lie
Sin 
cut from recording
Physical
    TR: "Suck me "
The Only Time
 at 1:25, TR: "I think the situations under control man, everybody's safe, don't worry man."
    TR: "This is a song we did with Pigface."
Suck
That's What I Get
Wish
Get Down Make Love 
cut after a few seconds

Duration: 30:23  very good audience recording, partial recording.

There are two silver pressed bootlegs of this show.

"Killer Instinct"     "Time to Suck"

        

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September 13, 1991
London, England
The Astoria
Now I'm Nothing 
Terrible Lie
Sin
Physical
The Only Time
Suck
That's What I Get
    TR: "This is brand new."
Wish
Get Down Make Love
Ringfinger
Down In It
Head Like A Hole

Duration: 57:44  very good audience recording, misses first verse of Now I'm Nothing
Lineage: audience analog cassette master (Sony TCS 430 with clip on mic)/WAV/FLAC

Video ends during Ringfinger, has bad audio, if often out of focus, but a lot of fun to watch.  There are people climbing onto and jumping off of the stage the whole show!