Above Ground photos courtesy of Christy Borgman

The amazing Christy Borgman has shared some photos she took at last week’s Above Ground benefit show.  A couple of the shots are below.  Check out the full gallery with all the pictures here.  You can also check out her other work at LAWomanPhotography.com

Jane’s Addiction to play Rhonda’s Kiss event on Dec. 8

Jane’s Addiction will perform at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA on December 8, as part of the annual Rhonda’s Kiss event.  The press release is as follows:

ICONIC ROCK BAND JANE’S ADDICTION TO PERFORM AT
RHONDA’S KISS LOS ANGELES BENEFIT CONCERT EVENT

PHILANTHROPIC CELEBRATION TO TAKE PLACE ON
FRIDAY, DEC. 8 AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

Tickets to attend available October 19: HERE
October 18, 2017 — Rhonda’s Kiss, an organization that helps
cancer patients in need, announced today that legendary rock band
Jane’s Addiction will perform at their annual concert event on
Friday, Dec. 8 at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Proceeds from the concert event will benefit the Cedars-Sinai Samuel
Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and further the mission of
Rhonda’s Kiss, supporting programs to assist cancer patients in
need, and helping those who receive a cancer diagnosis make ends meet
during treatment. Rhonda’s Kiss is a 501 (c) (3). To date, the
charity has donated nearly $1 million to hospitals to support cancer
programs and patients.

“At Cedars-Sinai, it is our mission to treat the cancer patient as a
whole, rather than just the disease,” said Amin Mirhadi, MD,
radiation oncologist at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive
Cancer Institute. “We are proud to collaborate with the Rhonda’s
Kiss foundation to help us achieve that.”

“Raising money for cancer is a reminder that every day, people are
struggling with the disease and need the support to maintain their
dignity and fight,” said Kyle Stefanski, CEO of Rhonda’s Kiss.
“We are blessed to have strong support from artists such as Jane’s
Addiction, the public, and hospitals like Cedars-Sinai to be able to
help more and more people fight this terrible disease.”

Great bands break rules, but legends write their own. JANE’S ADDICTION
has actually written the rule book for alternative music and culture
through a combination of genre-defying classic songs and a cinematic
live experience. In 1988, Jane’s Addiction would officially arrive as
a pop culture force with their first proper studio album, Nothing’s
Shocking. Perry Farrell stands out as one of music’s most
forward-thinking and enigmatic frontmen, and his vocals soar with
vibrancy, vulnerability and vitality. Guitar god Dave Navarro conjures
simultaneously psychedelic and epic riffs. Stephen Perkins’ tribal
stomp remains hypnotic and transfixing. The band created a sound that
the world had never heard before. It was as riff heavy as it was
sensitive. Farrell lyrically chronicled the stranger side of L.A.
life, telling personal tales that’d stick with fans just as much as
Navarro’s licks did.

In 1991, for the Jane’s Addiction “farewell” tour, Farrell concocted
Lollapalooza. Jane’s Addiction went on hiatus, but they never truly
went away. The world needed Jane’s Addiction in 2003 just as much as
it did in 1985, and the band released “Strays,” their first new
album in 13 years. The first single “Just Because” was their biggest
single to date landing at #1. Jane’s Addiction was once again
everywhere with “Superhero” becoming the opening theme song for HBO’s
hit show “Entourage” at the same time. The band headlined the
re-tooled Lollapalooza festival that summer. 2016 saw the band tour
their “Ritual De Lo Habitual” album in its entirety for the 25th
anniversary of its release in addition to a special vinyl box set and
live recording at Irvine Meadows in California.

In 2014, Rhonda Stefanski was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic
cancer. While she lost her battle, one of the greatest gifts she left
was to create Rhonda’s Kiss, an event to raise money to help those
in the inner city who receive a cancer diagnosis, but may be unable to
make ends meet for treatment and support.

Through the Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles event and with proceeds
benefitting Cedars-Sinai, Rhonda’s Kiss events provide financial
support to decrease late-stage cancer diagnosis in urban communities,
and primarily for patients in financial need, by using a three-pronged
approach: outreach (education, awareness and screening), navigation
(medical and home) and patient services (treatment and financial
assistance, and emotional support).

Funds are distributed by local hospitals in areas where money is
raised. For more information or to donate directly, contact:
www.rhondaskiss.org.

General admission tickets will be available on October 19 here:
https://rhondaskiss.org/site/events/

Sterling Spoon Anniversary Tour

Jane’s Addiction will embark on the Sterling Spoon Anniversary tour for the month of July, celebrating the 25th anniversaries of Ritual de lo Habitual and the original Lollapalooza tour.  Jane’s will cap off their July tour at the 2016 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.  The dates are as follows:

07/15/2016 – Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
07/16/2016 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
07/19/2016 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/20/2016 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
07/22/2016 – Sterling Heights, MI – Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
07/23/2016 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica