It took the venerable Austin City Limits to make it happen, but last week, Trent Reznor put his Nine Inch Nails on the boob tube for the first TV concert of their 25 year career. According to Reznor in an interview with ACL,

"I've shied away from really any television, live or otherwise, because I think a lot about the context in where you hear the performance and the experience that the audience goes through. And we spent a lot of time thinking about that before tour, how we're going to present it, and a lot of emphasis goes into production and the right setting. So you're coming into our place and we're framing the music in an experience that's special. It's an event, it's a thing."

For the show, the band played 19 tracks spanning their entire career - from 1989's "Pretty Hate Machine", to their latest effort, 2013's "Hesitation Marks". Nine songs were cut to to fit ACL's 60 minute time frame, with the following 11 songs making the cut for Saturday night's broadcast:

"All Time Low"
"Came Back Haunted"
"Copy of A"
"The Frail"/"The Wretched"
"The Big Come Down"
"In This Twilight"
"While I'm Still Here"

Check out an Austin City Limits interview with Reznor below, and see the full concert by clicking here.

See Nine Inch Nails with Soundgarden when they play the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on August 17th.