After a lengthy hiatus — during which frontman Trent Reznor spent time collaborating with David Fincher on film scores and working on projects like How to Destroy Angels — industrial group Nine Inch Nails returned with their generally well-received eighth studio album, "Hesitation Marks," in August last year. The band recently announced that it would be joining forces with fellow ’90s rockers Soundgarden to embark on a North American tour this summer. A stop in Austin has been scheduled at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Aug. 14, and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
More tickets set to go on sale Friday morning:
• Jack Ingram, Little Big Town (April 25, part of Mack, Jack & McConaughey benefit events)
• Howler at Holy Mountain (May 3)
• Floor at Red 7 (May 29)
• Playing for Change at the Belmont (June 22)
• Swans at the Mohawk (June 27)
• Jeremy Messersmith at Stubb’s (July 12)
• Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket at ACL Live (July 30)
• Ray LaMontagne at the Long Center (Aug. 1)
• Sarah McLachlan at ACL Live (Aug. 2)
On sale Saturday morning:
• KISS, Def Leppard at Austin360 Amphitheater (July 12)
Already on sale: Perfect P at Hotel Vegas (May 3), Tokyo Police Club at Emo’s (May 5), Eagulls at Red 7 (May 24), Parquet Courts at Red 7 (May 29), Eddie Izzard at the Long Center (June 27-28).
Food and Wine announces grand tasting exhibitors
The Grand Tasting is the centerpiece event for general ticket buyers at the Austin Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored by H-E-B, the Saturday and Sunday event takes place across 20,000 square feet at Butler Park, allowing attendees the chance to sample food and beverage from more than 100 exhibitors. The Grand Tasting is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27. (Savor badge holders get entry at 11 a.m.)
The following are vendors new to this year’s event that piqued my interest: American Lamb Board, Atalon Winery, Blackbird and Henry, Byron Wines, Campari, Dripping Springs Vodka, Duckhorn Vineyards, and Lick Honest Ice Creams. Among the returning names that grabbed my attention are the following: Château Ste. Michelle, Duchman Winery, Jasper’s, and Kerrygold.
Taste ($250) and Savor ($850) badges are on sale at AustinFoodAndWineFestival.com, where you also can read the full lineup. Taste pass holders can purchase individual tickets for Friday night’s Taste of Texas event and Saturday night’s Rock Your Taco event.
— Matthew Odam
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