Porno For Pyros - January 15, 1997 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Date: January 15, 1997
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Recorded: N/A
Status: Unconfirmed / Canceled
Type: Concert
Lineup: N/A
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12/19/1996
Addicted To Noise
staff writer Gil Kaufmanreports:

Porno for Pyros are getting ready to hit the road again now that guitarist Peter DiStefano has completed chemotherapy treatment for a bout of cancer. According to the band's management, the group will re-group on January 15 for a show in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and work their way up the coast before heading West in March to make-up the dates they were forced to cancel when DiStefano learned he would need the treatment. (The band canceled eight North American dates and a planned South American swing while they waited for DiStefano to recover). Guest bassist Mike Watt, however, will not be making the trip so this means that Perry Farrell will be re-joined by his old Jane's Addiction running mate, Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, and Navarro bandmate Flea. For those of you keeping score, that means Porno's re-vamped touring line-up will comprise 3/4 of the Jane's brain trust.

A source at Porno's management said DiStefano is "really psyched" to get back on the road and resume touring. Navarro and Flea are currently in an L.A. studio with the Porno's working on a track called "Hard Charger" for the soundtrack to Private Parts , the Howard Stern movie. When asked if the addition of Navarro and Flea was permanent, given the persistent rumors of an impending Chili Peppers meltdown (which their label vehemently denies), a source said that "anything could happen, you just never know." However, the source qualified that by saying that it's also possible that Watt might be in the line-up when the band hits the road again, since everything, in typical Farrell fashion, "is pretty up in the air."