Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has released the following statement via Pitchfork, announcing the band's 2013 return to the stage after four years. And, the return to the stage does not merely entail a few-city routing, but summer shows, followed by a U.S. arena tour and international dates "through 2014." Read Reznor's full statement below.

"Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.

I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.

The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the U.S. this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.

Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.