In 1987 I discovered Jane’s Addiction’s first live album down at my local record store in Chester. I remember saving my money to get their “Nothing’s Shocking” album on the day it was released. Not long afterwards I caught two of their gigs on their first UK tour in 1988, one in Manchester, the second in Birmingham. A couple of years later Nine Inch Nails’ “Pretty Hate Machine” album changed my life. I saw them open for Guns n Roses at Wembley and then, a couple of months later, watched them destroy Goldwyns in Birmingham in front of around 400 people. I went home that night with Trent Reznor’s smashed up keyboard!
I’ve been a huge fans of both these bands ever since.
On Tuesday night I was back in Manchester to photograph both bands on the same bill at the MEN Arena. I knew it’s be a great gig but both bands exceeded my expectations and it’ll go down as one of my favourite ever concerts. Unfortunately I may never get to see either band again… We’ll see…
Here are a few images from the gig of the year…
The return of Eric Avery
Dave Navarro is in there somewhere 🙂
Nine Inch Nails