Fragility Tour
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Fragility Tour
Tour by Nine Inch Nails
NIN 11-29-99 London Poster.jpg
A promotional poster for Nine Inch Nails' concert in London on November 29, 1999 as part of their Fragility v1.0 tour.
Associated albumThe Fragile
Start dateNovember 14, 1999
End dateJuly 9, 2000
No. of shows75
44 in North America
20 in Europe
6 in Oceania
5 in Asia
2 cancelled
Nine Inch Nails concert chronology

The Fragility Tour was a concert tour in support of industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile album, which took place in late 1999, running until mid-2000, and was broken into two major legs, Fragility v1.0 and Fragility v2.0 respectively. Destinations included Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and North America.[1]

The tour featured increasingly large production values, including a triptych video display created by contemporary video artist Bill Viola.[2] The images displayed on the triptych focused on storm and water imagery. "I don't want to do the standard 'rock band in a hockey arena' show", said Trent Reznor. "I want to up the par a little bit. I think our stage show has had a lot of thought put into it. It's not like a Korn or Rob Zombie show where they just go into the prop cupboard and pull out as much shit as they can. I hope, when people see our shows, they go, 'Fuck, that was smarter than that Korn tour I saw, but not in a pretentious way - it kicked ass.' On our previous tour the audience was our enemy but, this time around, we're best friends with the audience at the end of shows. Everyone's connected."[3]

Rolling Stone magazine named Fragility v2.0 the best tour of 2000.[4]

The Fragility v2.0 North American leg was filmed and recorded for the live album and double DVD tour documentary And All that Could Have Been, which was released in 2002.

On May 20, 2000, Nine Inch Nails performed their 500th gig (in count) at the Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta.[5]

Before several of the later performances, Recoil's 2000 album Liquid was played over the PA system.

On July 9, 2000, the rest of the tour was cancelled due to "band illness". The most notable "illness" was eight days earlier when the band went to London for a concert, and Reznor almost died from a heroin overdose, mistaking the heroin for cocaine, which he was addicted to at the time. He went into and completed rehab in 2001.

Band line-up

Tour legs

Europe ("Fragility v1.0")

Typical setlist

  1. "The New Flesh" / "Pinion"
  2. "Somewhat Damaged"
  3. "Terrible Lie"
  4. "Sin"
  5. "March of the Pigs"
  6. "Piggy"
  7. "The Frail"
  8. "The Wretched"
  9. "No, You Don't"
  10. "Gave Up"
  11. "La Mer"
  12. "The Great Below"
  13. "The Way Out Is Through"
  14. "Wish"
  15. "Into the Void"
  16. "Down in It" or "Get Down, Make Love"
  17. "Head Like a Hole"
  18. "The Day the World Went Away"
  19. "Starfuckers, Inc."
  20. "Closer"
  21. "Hurt"

"Something I Can Never Have" was played once in Europe. "Reptile", "Please" and/or "Even Deeper" were added at some shows.

Support act


Date City Country Venue
November 14, 1999 Barcelona Spain Pabellon de la Valle Hebron
November 17, 1999 Milan Italy Alcatraz
November 19, 1999 Munich Germany Colosseum
November 20, 1999 Vienna Austria Libro Music Hall
November 22, 1999 Berlin Germany Columbiahalle
November 23, 1999 Copenhagen Denmark KB-Hallen
November 25, 1999 Paris France Zénith de Paris
November 26, 1999 Düsseldorf Germany Stahlwerk
November 28, 1999 Tilburg Netherlands 013
November 29, 1999 London England Brixton Academy
December 1, 1999


Typical setlist

Same as above.

Support act

  • Skingame


Date City Country Venue
January 10, 2000 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Bay NK Hall
January 11, 2000
January 12, 2000
January 14, 2000 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama
January 15, 2000 Osaka Castle Hall

Oceania (Big Day Out 2000 festival dates)

Typical setlist

These shows featured shorter and more aggressive setlists.

Accompanying acts


Date City Country Venue
January 21, 2000 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
January 23, 2000 Gold Coast Australia Gold Coast Parklands
January 26, 2000 Sydney Sydney Showground
January 30, 2000 Melbourne Royal Melbourne Showgrounds
February 4, 2000 Adelaide Adelaide Showgrounds
February 6, 2000 Perth Bassendean Oval

North America ("Fragility v2.0")

Typical setlist

New York ticket
  1. "The New Flesh" / "Pinion"
  2. "Somewhat Damaged"
  3. "Terrible Lie"
  4. "Sin"
  5. "March of the Pigs"
  6. "Piggy"
  7. "The Frail"
  8. "The Wretched"
  9. "Gave Up"
  10. "La Mer"
  11. "The Great Below"
  12. "The Mark Has Been Made"
  13. "Wish"
  14. "Complication"
  15. "Suck"
  16. "Closer"
  17. "Head Like a Hole"
  18. "The Day the World Went Away"
  19. "Just Like You Imagined" or "Even Deeper"
  20. "Starfuckers, Inc."
  21. "Hurt"

"The Big Come Down", "Get Down, Make Love", "Reptile" and "The Fragile" made a number of occasional appearances.

Support act


Date City Country Venue
April 3, 2000 Los Angeles United States Grand Olympic Auditorium
April 12, 2000 Cleveland, Ohio CSU Convocation Center
April 14, 2000 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
April 15, 2000 Columbus, Ohio Schottenstein Center
April 17, 2000 Minneapolis Target Center
April 18, 2000 Milwaukee U.S. Cellular Arena
April 20, 2000 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
April 21, 2000 Chicago UIC Pavilion
April 22, 2000 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Expo Center
April 25, 2000 Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena
April 26, 2000 Chicago UIC Pavilion
April 28, 2000 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
April 29, 2000 Buffalo, New York United States HSBC Arena
April 30, 2000 Montreal Canada Molson Centre
May 2, 2000 Worcester, Massachusetts United States Centrum Centre
May 3, 2000 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
May 4, 2000 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
May 6, 2000 Philadelphia First Union Spectrum
May 7, 2000 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Star Lake Amphitheater
May 9, 2000 New York City Madison Square Garden
May 12, 2000 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 13, 2000 Raleigh, North Carolina Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek
May 14, 2000 Charlotte, North Carolina Blockbuster Pavilion
May 17, 2000 Miami Miami Arena
May 18, 2000 Lakeland, Florida Lakeland Center
May 20, 2000 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheater
May 22, 2000 Houston Compaq Center
May 23, 2000 Dallas Starplex Amphitheater
May 25, 2000 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
May 27, 2000 Maryland Heights, Missouri Riverport Amphitheater
May 28, 2000 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena
May 30, 2000 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium
June 2, 2000 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
June 3, 2000 San Diego Cox Arena
June 4, 2000 Phoenix, Arizona America West Arena
June 6, 2000 Anaheim, California Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
June 7, 2000 Daly City, California Cow Palace
June 9, 2000 George, Washington The Gorge Amphitheatre
June 10, 2000 Portland, Oregon Rose Garden Arena
June 12, 2000 Spokane, Washington Spokane Arena
June 13, 2000 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada General Motors Place
June 15, 2000 Wheatland, California United States Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
June 17, 2000 West Valley City, Utah E Center
June 18, 2000 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center

Europe (Festival dates)

Typical setlist

These shows featured shorter and more aggressive setlists.


Date City Country Venue
June 23, 2000 Somerset England Glastonbury Festival
June 24, 2000 Scheeßel Germany Hurricane Festival
June 25, 2000 Tuttlingen Southside Festival
June 29, 2000 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
June 30, 2000 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
July 4, 2000 Kristiansand Norway Quart Festival
July 7, 2000 Belfort France Eurockéennes
July 8, 2000 Wiesen Austria Forestglade Festival
July 9, 2000 Monza Italy Monza Rock Festival

Canceled dates

Date City Country Venue Note
May 10, 2000 Uniondale, New York United States Nassau Coliseum
July 1, 2000 London England London Arena Date canceled due to "band illness".


  1. ^ Elfman, Doug (2000-06-02). "Quite a Contrast" (fee required). Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Bill Viola - Video Artist". Gergiev Festival. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Kerrang!, 1 July 2000
  4. ^ Heinz, Ryan (2002-02-01). "NIN: It wasn't all it could have been". Western Courier. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Nine Inch Nails Tour Dates (see Fragility v2.0 section)

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