NIN Fans Sneak Peek European Tour - 11/09/1999

(9/11/99, 5 p.m. ET) - One hundred lucky fans were invited to witness Nine Inch Nails's final rehearsal in London today, as the industrial-rock band prepares to embark on a series of dates in the U.K. and Europe in support of The Fragile, its first album in five years.

The fans earned it. They first heard of the event from the band' s official website (, which then pointed them to the London offices of the band' s record label. Then, having lined up outside the rehearsal space as early as 8 a.m. today, they weathered a serious rainstorm. But once inside, they viewed a full preview of the show, which begins in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 14.

Those unsuccessful in getting tickets will soon be able to view the event as well as future highlights of the tour via still and video images on the website. Meanwhile, another web-savvy fan will win a trip for two to see Trent Reznor and gang at their final U.K. show in London on Dec. 1.

Nine Inch Nails plans to tour stateside some time soon after the first of the year.

Here's NIN's European dates: 11/14 - Barcelona, Spain, Pabellon Valle Hebron; 11/17 - Milan, Italy, Alcatraz; 11/19 - Munich, Germany, Colosseum; 11/20 - Vienna, Austria, Libro Music Hall; 11/22 - Berlin, Columbia Halle; 11/23 - Copenhagen, Denmark, KB Halle; 11/25 - Paris, Zenith; 11/26 - Dusseldorf, Germany, Shahlwerk; 11/28 - Tilburg, Holland, 013; 11/29-12/1 - London, London Brixton Academy

-- Neal Weiss, Los Angeles