Jane's Addiction - February 19, 1991 - Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, FL

Date: February 19, 1991
Location: Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Recorded: Audio
Video (audience)
Status: Confirmed
Type: Concert
Lineup: Perry Farrell
Dave Navarro
Stephen Perkins
Eric Avery
Artwork: Poster
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Set List:

Up The Beach
Whores
No One's Leaving
Ain't No Right
Three Days
Been Caught Stealing
Idiots Rule
Then She Did...
Mountain Song
Stop!
Ted, Just Admit It...
Ocean Size
Chip Away

Show Information:

Dinosaur Jr. were supposed to open, but were replaced by Suicidal Tendencies.

Thanks go out to Mike for venue and opener updates, the poster as well as the following article:

The Tampa Tribune
February 15, 1991
Edition: METROPOLITAN
Section: TAMPA BAY TIMES
Page: 20

Over the cutting edge
Author: Steven Perez

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Tuesday

Jane's Addiction with Suicidal Tendencies - By most accounts, Los Angeles' Jane's Addiction may be the definitive rock band of the moment - utterly charismatic, musically magnetic and, of course, very controversial.

The quartet's intense, voodoo mix of funk, metal and punk has a knack of drawing in newcomers like a black hole. Ruling it all is lead singer/spectacle Perry Farrell, the outspoken, nose-ringed overlord of obnoxious excess who makes no bones about his self-centered hedonism.

Paranoid types can forget rap and arena metal because Farrell's open endorsement of sex, drugs and black magic may be the most dangerous thing going. But for lovers of pure energy, Jane's Addiction represents a blazing source they know can't last forever.

Farrell, guitarist David Navarro, bassist Eric Avery, drummer Stephen Perkins are each musical experts, glowing like excited electrons in a neon flash. Now balking at interviews, the band is the subject of plenty of rumors. Farrell is sick of being a rocker and wants to be a film maker. The members rarely speak to each other. There are problems with substance abuse.

It all adds up to a rising tension like a bubble about to burst. Touring with their latest album "Ritual de lo Habitual," the 5-year-old band has created at least one riot with an overly short set. But the band has finally received air play on rock radio with "Been Caught Stealing." It raises questions of how long the delicate, art-aware minds of the group can last under the emasculating pressure of mainstream status.

But all may not be lost. MTV recently shared news of a possible multi-band summer tour including the Replacements, Fishbone, Siouxsie and the Banshees and headlined by Jane's Addiction, the youngest of the groups.

There are those still sulking about how anticipated opening act Dinosaur Jr. was replaced by Suicidal Tendencies. Although considered by some to be a first-rate hard core band turned second-rate metal act, Suicidal Tendencies is not without merit.

Singer Mike Muir long ago directed his revolving line-up away from the manic dark humor of early '80s U.S. punk classics like "Institutionalized." But the band's current penchant for chunkachunk speed metal retains much of Muir's thrashing spite. And hard core or not, new songs like "Disco's Out, Murder's In" can still start a slam dancing pit faster than you can say "Ow, that's my foot!"

Jane's Addiction with Suicidal Tendencies, Bayfront Center Arena, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg, 8 p.m.; $15 advance, $18 day of show.