Teasing a brand new announcement is like opening Pandora's box. When will local promoters learn that you don't mess with that fan base haha.
Let me guess the details: Brand New, midsize venue, with Robbers, SHONE, or KDev as support. Setlist will include mainly TDAG with a decent amount of daisy cuts along with Wish (treated as a new song by fans in attendance only to be identified as a NIN cover) a blanket statement will be made about the bands status and It will be news and people will bitch about "why is this news"
Your elaborate analogy was very necessary.
Btw, they fucking kill Wish.