"Came Back Haunted," the first single off the CD, became available on iTunes Thursday.
The group will kick off its North American concert tour "Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013" Sept. 28 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., Columbia Records said.
"'Tension' picks up where 'Lights in the Sky' left off. This is the full-on NIN live experience realized as we never could before," the band's lead singer Trent Reznor said in a statement Thursday.
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