Nine Inch Nails bassist Eric Avery has quit the newly reformed band. Avery was recruited by front man Trent Reznor for the band’s 2013-2014 world tour which kicks off this summer. Avery was announced as part of the live lineup in February.
Avery made the announcement Wednesday on his Facebook page.
It’s with very mixed emotions I tell you all that I’m pulling out of NIN. I know. It’s 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, [and] 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.
Avery is best known as an original member of Jane’s Addiction who left and then returned in 2008. He also toured with Garbage last year in support of their fifth album, “Not Your Kind Of People.”
Along with Reznor, Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin are members of NIN. No word on Avery’s replacement.