Jane’s Addiction announce more shows. Dates TBA

According to several sites, new shows have been added for the third leg of ” Theatre of the Escapists Tour” with dates to follow.

Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion
New Brunswick, NJ – State Theatre
Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park
Ledyard, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino – MGM Grand Theater
Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Bosie, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino


Update from JanesAddiction.com:

Jane’s Addiction.com presales begin this Wednesday, May 16 for most dates. You will be able to bundle your JA ticket with a special presale-only signed 11×17 lithograph.  They go onsale Friday, May 18.

Jane’s Addiction to headline Bumbershot

According to the Seattle Times, Jane’s Addiction will be headlining the first night of the Bumbershot festival at Seattle Center on September 1, 2012.

Tony Bennett, Jane’s Addiction on tap for Bumbershoot
One Reel has announced the music headliners and much of the lineup for this year’s Bumbershoot festival. Headliners include Tony Bennett, Jane’s Addiction and Skrillex.

Seattle Times
By Paul de Barros
Seattle Times music critic

One Reel announced Tuesday the music headliners and much of the lineup for this year’s Bumbershoot festival. Headliners include crooner Tony Bennett, rock band Jane’s Addiction, electronic-dance music DJ Skrillex, rappers Mac Miller and Big Sean, atmospheric rockers M83 and electronic rockers AWOLNATION. More headliners will be announced later.

Bumbershoot takes place Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. Tickets are available now for $110 for all three days and $40 for a single, day-specific ticket. Prices will increase throughout the summer with a final day-of-show price of $135 for three days and $55 for a single day. “Any day” tickets — good for any of the three days — are also available now for $55. Platinum and gold passes, which include other extras, are also available. For details on those tickets and packages and to purchase tickets now, go to www.bumbershoot.org/tickets.

Here is the music lineup so far:

Sept. 1: Jane’s Addiction, AWOLNATION, M. Ward, The Jayhawks, The Helio Sequence, City and Colour, The Heavy, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, King Khan & The Shrines, Heartless Bastards. Oberhofer, TheeSatisfaction, Damien Jurado, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Sera Cahoone, The Soul Rebels, Don’t Talk to the Cops!, Skerik’s Bandalabra, Alela Diane, The Barr Brothers, TacocaT, Unnatural Helpers, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Polecat and Nude.

Sept. 2: Tony Bennett, Mac Miller, Big Sean, Keane, Blitzen Trapper, The Promise Ring, Yelawolf, Mudhoney, Wanda Jackson & The Dusty 45’s, The Greenhornes with Eric Burdon, Ian Hunter and the Rant Band, Civil Twilight, Fruit Bats, The Jezabels, Why?, Barcelona, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Harmonica House Party with Lee Oskar & Magic Dick, Katie Herzig, Niki and the Dove, AM & Shawn Lee, thenewno2, Gold Leaves, Karen Lovely, Deep Sea Diver, Theoretics, Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Ty Curtis Band, The Young Evils, Knowmads, Katie Kate and Eighteen Individual Eyes.

Sept. 3: Skrillex, M83, Passion Pit, Low, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Vaselines, Fujiya & Miyagi, Fishbone, Lights, Rebirth Brass Band, LP, Ty Segall, Hey Marseilles, The Wombats, Ana Tijoux, Foxy Shazam, Bombino, Omar Souleyman, Tyrone Wells and El Vez.

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

The following is taken directly from the Audio Fidelity website:


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)


“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