Jane's Addiction - April 25, 1989 - John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Date: April 25, 1989
Location: John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded: Audio (audience)
Video (proshot)
Status: Confirmed
Type: Concert
Lineup: Perry Farrell
Dave Navarro
Stephen Perkins
Eric Avery
Artwork: Ticket 1
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L A Times Ad
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Backstage Pass
Crew Pass
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Tour Press Release

Set List:


Pigs In Zen
Standing In The Shower... Thinking
China Cat Sunflower (Grateful Dead)
San Francisco ("Iris")


Up The Beach
Idiots Rule
Ted, Just Admit It...
Thank You Boys
Standing In The Shower... Thinking
Pigs In Zen
Summertime Rolls
Ocean Size
Mountain Song
Trip Away
Jane Says

Show Information:

The 4th in a string of 7 shows at the John Anson Ford Theatre.

Celebrity Skin opened

Soundcheck is Eric, Dave, and Steve (no Perry/vocals). They mess around with a cover of the Grateful Dead's "China Cat Sunflower" and a jam of theirs called "San Francisco" that would later become the Deconstruction song "Iris". It is possible that this soundcheck is from a different show.

Recording Information:

Average quality audience recording. 70:11, including soundcheck. First few seconds of "Summertime" are cut from a tape flip.
There is also a short partial pro-shot video that includes about 50 seconds of the "Pigs" (soundcheck) and all of "Idiots Rule" from the show. (The "Pigs" soundcheck is not on the audio recording.)

Notable Moments:

(before "Idiots Rule")
"Hold it! Hold it! Hold it! Let me take my fucking jacket off. I thought it was gonna be cold tonight, I guess I was wrong. I hope I get to take all my fucking clothes off before the night is over. Man, I got a nice looking cock, you ought to see it sometime."

(at the start of "Thank You Boys")
"Do you still wanna fuck me?"

(after "Shower")
"That sucked. Don't fuckin' applaud."

(in "Pigs" breakdown)
"You don't know who the fuck I am. You, get the fuck outta here. He thinks I'm kidding. You see, people always wanna fuck with you, well half of them do, that's true. The other half don't wanna have anything to do with them and they're so bummed out that they go chasing after them. Like cowboys and indians, you know? Some of them little kids still want to play cowboy, nobody loves them. Me, I got plenty of people that love me. I don't give a fuck to bother anybody. Like people throwing shit at me, man. There's a fucking carnival outside if you wanna throw balls. I might look like a clown, but I fucked your sister and I'm smarter than you."

(in the beginning of "Summertime")
"The ancients partied, you should too. So that means all you record executives can take out your coke. And frown upon the children of the world. And I'll just wipe my nose. And get ready for this song."

(after "Trip Away")
"Aw, go back to school. Time for your homework. Get the fuck outta here. What more can I do? I give all a man can give. [Perry shouts mocking gibberish.] That's what you sound like. You know the words, sing it yourself. Anybody want a mic?"

Thanks go out to somediverswhistle for the recording info and notable moments, David Michael Brandt for the L.A. Times ads and the first ticket scan.   Thanks go out to Mara Schwartz Kuge for the ad listing the opening acts.

Daily News of Los Angeles (CA)
April 14, 1989
Author: Steve Appleford

These things go through stages, of course, but regardless of whether the current rock 'n' roll buzz is in the Athens, Ga., or Minneapolis music scenes, the attention always seems to eventually return to Los Angeles' erratic musical output. This is the same town that launched the huge and varied talents of the Doors and the Beach Boys, after all, not to mention talented, though less popularly recognized, outfits like X and the Blasters.

And the charged big-city environment of Hollywood and other communities has certainly helped provoke the musical edge that is inherent in bands like Jane's Addiction. On the group's big-label debut album, "Nothing's Shocking," singer Perry Farrel leads the quartet through a set of high-volume passion and anguish, as in songs like "Had a Dad." Evidently, the band's music has struck a specific chord with locals. Jane's Addiction appears Thursday through April 22, April 25-26 and April 28-29 at the John Anson Ford Theatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Hollywood.

The Bangles are a former local club band that has made the the leap to larger halls after a string of top-10 singles that started with "Manic Monday" and "Walk Like an Egyptian." First heckled as a Go-Go's copy, the all-female quartet has since proven to have a sound and style of its own. The Bangles perform songs from their new "Everything" album at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica.

Another tradition will be on hand for two shows tonight when the Original Dillards present their bluegrass sounds, along with Eric & Suzy Thompson's folk rhythms, at the Granada Hills Masonic Hall, 16535 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills.

Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen also perform folk sounds in a free show sponsored by the Caltech Folk Music Society at 8 p.m. Saturday at Caltech's Winnett Lounge on the Pasadena campus.

A rare local taste of gospel music is offered by the visiting Holman Concert Choir, singing the "30th Annual Concert of Negro Spirituals." Conducted by Wilbert Howard, the choir performs at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.

Since its beginnings, the Kronos Quartet has made a point of pushing the boundaries of what is expected from a string quartet, with a repertoire that stretches from the classics to the newer works of Frank Zappa and Jimi Hendrix. The quartet performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Wadsworth Theatre, Veterans Administration Grounds, Brentwood.

Daily News of Los Angeles (CA)
May 25, 1989
Author: FRED SHUSTER Daily News Staff Writer

Los Angeles County officials have revoked the operating permit of the John Anson Ford Theatre from its current lessees, allegedly because of alcohol sales violations.

"There was some talk about revoking the permit because of poor management of the theater," said Julio Guevara, Los Angeles County Department of Recreation and Parks regional operations manager. "The coup de grace was the operator violated his conditional-use permit with respect to serving alcohol (on weekdays)."

Troy Hassett, the theater's former lessee, refused to comment on the revocation, which takes effect June 1. The alcohol sales were said to have occurred during a recent series of concerts by Jane's Addiction, a local rock group.

Although there have been complaints from people living near the theater regarding noise and parking, those problems were not the major reasons for the revocation, Guevara said.

The revocation was decided at a meeting Tuesday with recreation and parks officials and representatives from county Supervisor Edmund Edelman's office. Edelman represents the 3rdDistrict, which includes the Ford Theatre.

Several concert promoters confirmed they had been told Tuesday the operating permit had been revoked and Hassett's offices at the theater would be vacated by next week.

Among the concerts originally scheduled for June at the open-air theater overlooking the Holly- wood Bowl were three nights of the Ramones, set for June 1-3. The Hollywood Hills Blues Festival, formerly sched- uled for June 10 and 11, has been canceled.

The Ramones dates have been rescheduled for June 2 at the Hollywood Palladium.