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- Posted on Sep 3rd 2009 10:00AM by Steve Baltin
For the final dates, he promised continued surprises and after NYC got the full 'Downward Spiral' and Bauhaus' Peter Murphy joining NIN for two shows, L.A. was looking forward to something special. Of course, Reznor didn't disappoint his adopted hometown. Near the end of the ferocious two-hour set, Gary Numan joined the band for two songs, including Numan's signature 1979 smash 'Cars.' Reznor introduced him with great fanfare and respect, saying, "This person had a pretty big influence on what we sound like as a band."
And the L.A. crowd appreciated Reznor's own fandom, greeting Numan with a big ovation, clapping and singing along to 'Cars.' It was part of a memorable opening farewell, one that Reznor trudging through sickness and being unable to hear anything he told the crowd halfway through, adding, "I feel like we're in AM radio."
Unfortunately for NIN fans, Reznor's illness has forced the band to cancel tonight's show at the Henry Fonda Theater. No details about reimbursement or a makeup show have been released yet and as of now, shows at the Wiltern and Echoplex on Saturday and Sunday are still on.