Great Escape Artist delayed until Oct 4th? (Update: Confirmed)

Blabbermouth.net is reporting that the forthcoming Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist has been delayed a week and is now due on October 4, 2011.  There has been no official word from the band confirming this.

Update: The 1-week delay is official.  JanesAddiction.com has been updated with the new released date.

‘Great Escape Artist’ due September 26

According to NME, Jane’s Addiction’s new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’ is set to be released on September 26.  Of course the article incorrectly names Chris Chaney as the band’s drummer.  Oops.  Here is the article:

Jane’s Addiction confirm release of new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’
July 12, 2011 13:35

LA veterans are channelling Muse and Radiohead on new collection

Jane’s Addiction have confirmed details of their new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’.

Due for release on September 26, the album is the follow-up to ‘Strays’, which was released in 2003, the last time the band reformed.

Alongside founders Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro, plus drummer Chris Chaney, the album features TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek – pictured – on bass.

Of the title, Farrell said: “I love being able to escape my past, even though my past was great. I just love the future even more,” adding of the album, “it’s a strange mixture of that post-punk goth darkness that Jane’s had, with what’s going on today with groups like Muse and Radiohead. As much as I want to appease fans and make old Jane’s fans love me, I just can’t help myself from moving forward.”

Meanwhile, the band have premiered the video for the first single ‘End To The Lies’, which was released as a free download earlier this year. It was directed by Alexander Bulkley of ShadowMachine, the studio behind the stop-motion animation comedy series Robot Chicken.

Navarro said of the video: “I’m really happy to work on this video for ‘End To The Lies’ with Alex. He clearly gets what Jane’s Addiction is about and the roots of where we came from.

“We came up in a very artistic community – this video encompasses that through merging LA streets and street artists with sexuality and the beauty of music. There is no better way to define what this band has always been about.”

Jane’s Addiction released End To The Lies video

Jane’s Addiction partnered with ArtistDirect.com to premiere their music video for End To The Lies. You can watch it here:

Jane’s Addiction Partner with ARTISTdirect.com to Premiere “End To The Lies” Music Video
Fri, 27 May 2011 11:12:16

Jane’s Addiction Partner with ARTISTdirect.com to Premiere “End To The Lies” Music Video – Jane’s Addiction premiere the music video for “End to the Lies” only on ARTISTdirect.com! Watch it now!

Jane’s Addiction entrance and engage with their brand new single, “End To The Lies”. The first taste of the band’s forthcoming, highly anticipated new album The Great Escape Artist, is one of the most delectable of Jane’s Addiction’s legendary career. Propelled by a bombastic groove from drummer Stephen Perkins, the song resounds with an arena-ready vibrancy. Dave Navarro’s fretwork is elegantly ethereal and primally powerful, while Perry Farrell’s voice reaches beyond Elysium on the hook. TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek adds a little sonic help too, blasting this off into the stratosphere.

This is timeless rock ‘n’ roll from one of the genre’s best!

Jane’s Addiction is now exclusively premiering the music video for this new classic on ARTISTdirect.com! Directed ShadowMachine Films [Robot Chicken], the video is psychedelic ride that must be experienced. Watch it right now only on ARTISTdirect.com!

About the video, Navarro comments, “I’m really happy to work on this video for “End To The Lies” with Alex. He clearly gets what Jane’s Addiction is about and the roots of where we came from. We came up in a very artistic community—this video encompasses that through merging LA streets and street artists with sexuality and the beauty of music. There is no better way to define what this band has always been about.”