video credits: Joe Mercado
video credits: Joe Mercado
Get excited because Perry Farrell and the gang — Jane’s Addiciton — ARE BACK and playing an Official Aftershow on the Saturday night of Lollapalooza 2012 at the legendary Aragon Ballroom with special guests and Lolla 2012 performers Franz Ferdinand! But that’s not it — dubstep pioneers Skream and Benga will be on hand to close out the late night party.
Tickets for this special aftershow will be available here and go on-sale this Friday, July 13 at 10AM Central Time for the ridiculously low price of $15.
According to the following that was sent out via the official Lollapalooza email list, Underground will be the next single from the Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist:
Lolla Exclusive: Be The First To Download Jane’s Addiction’s New Single
Lollapalooza and Jane’s Addiction share intertwined legacies. With that in mind, Perry and the band have decided that it makes perfect sense that Lolla fans should get a special sneak-peek of the new album.
After eight years, Jane’s Addiction fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief: on Tuesday, October 18th the band’s long-awaited new release The Great Escape Artist is hitting the streets. It was well worth the wait.
Frontman Perry Farrel‘s forward-thinking musical ideas anchor the album while pushing the songs into daring new territory. His iconic vocals soar across the mix, perfectly counter-balanced by guitar god Dave Navarro‘s relentless, psychedelic shred. On drums, Stephen Perkins‘ propulsive tribal stomp is nothing less than hypnotic. Along with a talented creative team, including producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) and TV on the Radio’s multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek on bass, the new LP blazes brave, new trails for the alt-rock pioneers. Together, these massive talents have architected another timeless record by simply doing what they do best – being real.
The band wanted to treat the Lolla-Nation to a special sneak-peek of the new album, offering a free download of the groundbreaking opening track before it’s released tomorrow. So, without further ado, here’s Jane’s Addiction’s brand new single… Underground.
Perry Farrell’s nephew Jeremiah Alexis, aka The Urban Nomad, wrote an article for the LA Weekly that includes a behind the scenes video with Perry on the last day of Lollapalooza 2011. You can check it out at the following link:
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lollapalooza festival, kicking off today at Grant Park in Chicago, IL, festival organizers are set to announce that Lollapalooza is returning to South America in 2012. Lollapalooza will return to Chile for a two-day festival at Equestrian Club of Santiago on March 31 and April 1, 2012, and then head up to Brazil for the inaugural Lollapalooza Brasil festival the following week from April 7-8, 2012 at the Jockey Club in São Paolo. No lineups have been announced so far, but I would expect a blend of North and South American artists, similar to what was done with Lollapalooza Chile last year.
Update: The regular Lollapalooza festival will return to Grant Park in Chicago, IL from August 3-5, 2012.
Congratulations to Perry Farrell and everyone else who has labored over the years to make Lollapalooza one of the best festivals out there. All of us here at janesaddiction.org wish you the best as you open the doors today for the Twentieth Anniversary Lollapalooza Festival!
Perry was recently interviewed while in Texas for Edgefest 21. Among topics discussed was the upcoming release of The Great Escape Artist, the new track End To The Lies, Lollapalooza Chicago and Chile, and working with Dave Sitek.
We’ve added twelve galleries of exclusive pictures from this year’s Lollapalooza festival taken by our own Christy Borgman of L.A. Woman Photography. There are pictures of Perry Farrell’s press conference, two performances at the show, his after party performance, performances from Peter DiStefano, Soundgarden and much, much more. Check them out here.
The Lollapalooza 2010 schedule has been announced. Perry Farrell will be performing at “Perry’s” on August 7, and at Kidzapalooza on August 8. Peter DiStefano will also be performing the Kidzapalooza stage on August 8 with Tor.