Watch Nine Inch Nails Cover Two David Bowie Songs at Tour Opener

Nine Inch Nails played their first live show in more than three years last night, kicking off a tour at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, N.C. The concert featured many of their classics, plus back-to-back performances of two David Bowie songs. A particularly close bond, both musical and personal, formed between the two singers. Reznor has even credited Bowie with encouraging him on a path to sobriety. “His music really helped me relate to myself and figure out who I was,” Reznor said to Rolling Stone, shortly after Bowie’s death in 2016. “He was a tremendous inspiration in terms of what was possible, what the role of an entertainer could be that there are no rules.” Nine Inch Nails are currently scheduled to perform a few more U.S. concerts before heading overseas in June for a run of shows in the U.K.