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.
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
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!
The following clip was posted at janesaddiction.com earlier today. The clip directed by Todd Newman, features live footage from the band’s recent trip to South America. In between the live footage are shots of the band working in the studio on the tentatively titled disc The Great Escape Artist. One thing that really caught my attention as I watched the clip was the history of the mixing desk the band appears to be using. I don’t want to give it away but you can watch the clip and see for yourself.
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.