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Jane’s Addiction to play Bottle Rock festival in May

Jane’s will be playing at the Bottle Rock festival in May. The festival takes place May 9th – 12th in Napa Valley, CA. At this time it is unclear which date Jane’s will play. Pre sale tickets go on tomorrow February 3rd – 9th and the general ticket sales start February 10th.

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Jane’s Addiction Coming To Cleveland August 6th

According to the Q104 website Jane’s Addiction will be heading to Cleveland on August 6th for their first show here since the Gravity Games in 2003. The band will be playing at Jacobs Pavilion formerly known as Nautica Pavilion. Perry and Stephen played this venue back in 1993 as members of Porno For Pyros. Tickets go on sale via Live Nation on May 11th.

Jane’s Addiction Playing Musikfest

Jane’s Addiction have just been announced as one of the acts playing Musikfest. Jane’s will be playing on August 9th at the PNC Plaza in Bethlehem, PA. For details or to purchase tickets visit the Musikfest site.

Jane’s Addiction’s “Nothing’s Shocking” 24 Karat Gold CD Coming Soon

The following is taken directly from the Audio Fidelity website:

TRACKLIST:

Up The Beach
Ocean Size
Had A Dad
Ted, Just Admit It
Standing In The Shower… Thinking
Summertime Rolls
Mountain Song
Idiots Rule
Jane Says
Thank You Boys…
Pigs In Zen

Mastered by Kevin Gray

Coming Soon

(AFZ 137)

$24.99

“Nothing’s Shocking is a must-have for lovers of cutting-edge, influential, and timeless hard rock.”      AMG

A classic, seminal work and one of the most original and unique records of its era, Jane’s Addiction‘s, 1988 Nothing’s Shocking successfully combined the sounds of ’70s arena rock and straddled the line between punk and post-punk. Nothing’s Shocking can sometimes be very gentle and soothing, and then, just like that, it’s aggressive and even ferocious. Elements of jazz, new-age and funk are interspersed throughout. The sound of the album is spacey, yet full; it’s abstract, yet at the same time it’s an album to which many listeners can connect . Jane’s Addiction created music that was simultaneously forbidding and weighty, delicate and ethereal – the sound is contemplative and plaintive, the sensibility is hardheaded and realistic. This was alternative before it became mainstream.

Like most great bands, it was not a single member whose contribution was greater: Dave Navarro lights the album on fire with incredible guitar work, Eric A‘s sturdy bass lines sit in a pocket and truly drive the band, Stephen Perkins is one of rock’s greatest and most powerful drummers, and, of course – the charismatic Perry Farrell‘s manic howls and unique voice alone would qualify this album as one of the all-time greats as his voice whines, yells, and echoes
like no other and Farrell also provided some of the best lyrics that can be found in alternative rock.

The album packs a sonic wallop and the performances often create a sense that it could all fall apart at any second, creating a fantastic musical tension. Such tracks as “Up the Beach,” “Ocean Size,” and one of alt-rock’s greatest anthems, “Mountain Song” explodes with a force. Also, “Ted, Just Admit It…” and the haunting “Summertime Rolls” make great use of changing moods and dynamics. An incredibly consistent and challenging album, other highlights included the rockers “Had a Dad” and “Pigs in Zen,” the horn-driven “Idiots Rule,” the jazz instrumental “Thank You Boys,” and the up-tempo “Standing in the Shower…Thinking.”  “Jane Says,” the acid-etched portrait of a heroin addict and probably the most sympathetic rock song ever written reached #6 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. The album was ranked #309 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All-Time.” Nothing’s Shocking went Platinum in the U.S. is certified silver in the UK. In 2006, Q magazine placed the album at #32 in its list of “40 Best Albums of the ’80s”.

The album is produced by Dave Jerden and Perry Farrell

“…as much as any band in existence, Jane’s Addiction is the true heir to Led Zeppelin”      ROLLING STONE, October 1988

Jane’s Addiction – Twisted Tales – Official Lyric Video

Happy Birthday Eric Avery

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Eric Avery who turns 47 today.

Jane’s Addiction Headlining Live 105’s 2012 BFD

Jane’s Addiction are headlining the Live 105 BFD at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on June 2nd.  For the complete line-up and ticket info visit the Live 105 BDF site.  Garbage, the band Eric Avery is currently touring with, is also performing.

Jane’s Addiction Is Headlining X-Fest June 3rd

Jane’s will be one of the headliners at this year’s X-Fest in Chula Vista. The show takes place June 3rd at the Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre. Garbage is also on the festival bill. If you didn’t already know original Jane’s bassist Eric Avery is currently touring with them.

Jane’s Addiction To Headline SoundTown Music and Camping Festival

According to a StarTribune story Jane’s will be one of the headliners at this year’s SoundTown Music and Camping Festival in Somerset, Wisconsin. The festival will take place July 27th and 28th. No word on which date Jane’s will be playing at this time. For the complete line-up and ticket info visit the festival’s official site.

April 13th & 15th Shows In Mexico Canceled

The April 13th Monterrey, Mexico and April 15th Mexico City, Mexico shows have been canceled according to the band’s official site.

Due to logistical issues with the theatrical production for the Theatre of the Escapist Tour, Jane’s Addiction will regrettably have to cancel their trip to Mexico for their upcoming shows in Mexico City and Monterrey. JA would like to apologize to the fans for any inconvenience and promise to return to Mexico at a later date when they can bring the full production. Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.

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