While Lollapalooza 2020 is cancelled this year, the organizers have created Lolla2020, a free 4-day streaming event on their YouTube channel, kicking off on Thursday, July 30 at 6pm ET / 5pm CT. It features past Lollapalooza sets and new performances from over 135 artists, including Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyros as well as Perry & Etty Farrell. Perry Farrell will also be one of the people contributing conversations between performances.
Perry Farrell will release a limited edition 9-vinyl box set titled Perry Farrell: The Glitz; The Glamour – a retrospective of his 35 year career. Via Rolling Stone:
Perry Farrell to Release 35-Year Retrospective Box Set
Box set and Blu-Ray will span of Farrell’s career, including early recording “Ho Ka Hey”
By Claire Shaffer
Perry Farrell — the frontman for Jane’s Addiction, Porno for Pyros and Satellite Party — has announced Perry Farrell: The Glitz; The Glamour, a nine-vinyl box set that will take a retrospective look at Farrell’s prolific 35-year-long career.
The box set’s 68 tracks cover rarities and early recordings of Farrell’s, including “Ho Ka Hey,” a song from his first band Psi Com that was originally released in 1985 as part of a five-track EP. Taking inspiration from Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees, Farrell recorded the post-punk tune just prior to the formation of Jane’s Addiction; it showcases Farrell’s early involvement in the alternative rock scene.
In addition to the vinyl recordings, the box set will include a Blu-ray featuring 12 uncompressed Dolby Atmos mixes from Kind Heaven and three brand-new previously unreleased Atmos mixes, a photographic memoirs hardcover book, a bandana and two exclusive Zoltar prints. The box set will also be available as a limited streamable download, with preorders beginning August 7th.
Other highlights include an unearthed recording of the Doors’ Jim Morrison, written and recorded with Starcrawler, and 11 commissioned remixes from and collaborations with Maceo Plex, Groove Armada, UNKLE, Solomun, Booka Shade, Richard Norris, Francois K and the Avalanches.
Rolling Stone has an article about Perry’s new EDM project. Of particular note for Jane’s Addiction fans is the final paragraph:
One aspect is clear, though: Thanks to Kind Heaven, no one should expect to hear from Jane’s Addiction for some time. “This is a pretty massive undertaking,” Farrell says, “so Jane’s Addiction is going to take a hiatus. It’ll be a couple of years before you see Jane’s again.”
Thanks go out to ‘bman’ in the forums for the heads on on this article.
The above photo of Perry Farrell is from Jane’s Addiction’s performance at Doheny Days in Dana Point, CA on September 8, 2012, courtesy of KenDrum Images!
Perry Farrell announced via twitter last night that the first dates for the long awaited Jane’s Addiction tour in support of The Great Escape Artist will be released on January 9th. According to Perry’s tweet there will be a ticket pre-sale on January 11th on the band’s official site janesaddiction.com and tickets for the general public will go on sale on the 14th.
We’ll release dates on the 9th. Presale 11th, on sale 14th. Sign up on Jane’s Addiction.com
Perry Farrell announced earlier today via twitter that Jane’s Addiction have been forced to cancel their Holiday Havoc Las Vegas show due to a family emergency.
So Sorry Las Vegas. Jane’s has cancelled 12/7 due to a family emergency.
Update (12/8): Word is that Steve Perkins’ father is battling cancer. From everyone at JanesAddiction.org, we wish Steve’s family our best. Your fans understand that family comes first.
After Jane’s Addiction was forced to cancel this past weekend’s performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals due to Perry Farrell losing his voice, tonight’s show in London was put into question. Well, Dave Navarro posted this to twitter minutes ago:
I know its a little late, but the show is on tonigt!
Due to swelling in Perry Farrell’s vocal chords, Jane’s Addiction were forced to cancel their performances at last night’s Reading Festival and tonight’s Leeds Festival. The band were scheduled to headline the NME / BBC Radio 1 stage. No decision has been made on Tuesday’s show at KOKO. Here is hoping for a speedy recovery for Perry.
The following was posted to Twitter this morning by Dave Navarro:
This morning in London his doctor determined that Perry Farrell’s vocal condition remains unchanged from last night. Again Jane’s Addiction wishes to convey their sincere apologies to the fans who had been looking forward to their scheduled performances at Reading and Leeds.
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:
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!