Eric Avery quits Nine Inch Nails
New bass player needed for Reading and Leeds Festivals.The musician, who is a founding member of Jane's Addiction, made his decision public via a post on his Facebook page:
It's with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I'm pulling out of NIN. I know. Its been a tough call and I don't know if it's the right one. But I really want to focus on my musical life here in LA, on film work in particular. As the tour dates kept growing... I just got overwhelmed. I just got home from a year of heavy travel with Garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that Nails demands... fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. Go get 'em gentlemen. NIN are set to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals this August, along with Lollapalooza in Chicago and Jay-Z's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia over the summer, with more tour dates to be announced in the near future.