Boston Calling Announces Nine Inch Nails As First Night's Headliner

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After the Foo Fighters canceled all their tour dates following the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins, Boston Calling announced on Wednesday that the rock band Nine Inch Nails will perform in their stead.

Officials said that Nine Inch Nails will take the stage for this year's festival on Friday, May 27.

The remaining days of Boston Calling will be headlined by the Strokes on Saturday, and Metallica on Sunday, alongside the lineup of over fifty performers playing throughout the festival. Officials said that 2022's lineup has the largest collection of regional talent to ever take the stage at Boston Calling, along with internationally recognized music stars.

Boston Calling shared that the following is their 2022 festival lineup, with performance times to be announced in due time:

Friday, May 27, 2022

  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Rüfüs Du Sol
  • HAIM
  • Avril Lavigne
  • Cheap Trick
  • Oliver Tree
  • The Struts
  • Paris Jackson
  • The Backseat Lovers
  • Grandson
  • Paris Texas
  • Mob Rich
  • Pom Pom Squad
  • Born Without Bones
  • Avenue
  • Miranda Rae
  • The Chelsea Curve

Saturday, May 28, 2022

  • The Strokes
  • Run The Jewels
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • Black Pumas
  • Orville Peck
  • KennyHoopla
  • Sudan Archives
  • Celisse
  • Hinds
  • Frances Forever
  • Charlotte Sands
  • Julie Rhodes
  • Van Buren Records
  • Ali McGuirk
  • Coral Moons
  • Dutch Tulips

Sunday, May 29, 2022

  • Metallica
  • Weezer
  • Glass Animals
  • Modest Mouse
  • Goose
  • Ripe
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Cults
  • Peach Tree Rascals
  • Horsegirl
  • Djo
  • Cam Meekins
  • Oompa
  • Cliff Notez
  • Crooked Coast
  • Aaron and the Lord
  • Paper Tigers

Boston Calling said that Tier 1 3-Day and Single Day General Admission tickets, VIP tickets, and Platinum tickets are now on sale at

Officials said that new this year for fans are 2-day GA tickets which are also available in 2-Packs. Also available are 2-packs of 3-Day GA tickets. Availability of tickets at Tier 1 pricing are limited and Tier 2 pricing will go into effect after Tier 1 tickets sell out, festival officials said.

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