Jane’s Addiction Will Perform On Letterman Tonight (Updated)

Jane’s Addiction will be performing tonight on the Late Show With David Letterman. No word on what song they’ll be playing but you can be sure it’ll be something from the new album The Great Escape Artist. Check you local listings for air time in your area.

Update: They will be performing their new single Underground

Underground to be the next Jane’s Addiction single from TGEA

According to the following that was sent out via the official Lollapalooza email list, Underground will be the next single from the Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist:

Lolla Exclusive: Be The First To Download Jane’s Addiction’s New Single

Lollapalooza and Jane’s Addiction share intertwined legacies. With that in mind, Perry and the band have decided that it makes perfect sense that Lolla fans should get a special sneak-peek of the new album.

After eight years, Jane’s Addiction fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief: on Tuesday, October 18th the band’s long-awaited new release The Great Escape Artist is hitting the streets. It was well worth the wait.

Frontman Perry Farrel‘s forward-thinking musical ideas anchor the album while pushing the songs into daring new territory. His iconic vocals soar across the mix, perfectly counter-balanced by guitar god Dave Navarro‘s relentless, psychedelic shred. On drums, Stephen Perkins‘ propulsive tribal stomp is nothing less than hypnotic. Along with a talented creative team, including producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) and TV on the Radio’s multi-instrumentalist Dave Sitek on bass, the new LP blazes brave, new trails for the alt-rock pioneers. Together, these massive talents have architected another timeless record by simply doing what they do best – being real.

The band wanted to treat the Lolla-Nation to a special sneak-peek of the new album, offering a free download of the groundbreaking opening track before it’s released tomorrow. So, without further ado, here’s Jane’s Addiction’s brand new single… Underground.

Stream The Great Escape Artist Now!

Jane’s Addiction have put up their entire album, The Great Escape Artist, on iTunes to stream for free! The album comes out next week and is available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and elsewhere.

You can check out the free iTunes stream of The Great Escape Artist here:

Jane’s Addiction featured in this month’s Music Connection

Jane’s Addiction is featured in this month’s issue of Music Connection.  The band discusses a number of things surrounding the development of their forthcoming album, The Great Escape Artist, including getting back together with Eric Avery, Trent Reznor and Duff McKagan’s brief stint in the band.  It’s an interesting read.  You can check out the entire issue online for free at MusicConection.com.

Jane’s Addiction at the John Anson Ford Theatre in October

The following was just sent out through the official Jane’s Addiction mailing list:

OCTOBER 3 and 4

Back in April of 1989 Jane’s Addiction played a series of legendary shows at Los Angeles’ historic John Anson Ford Theatre. Now on October 3 and 4, 2011, front man Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass, will return to this historic venue teaming up with Citi to play their ground-breaking classics and launch their long awaited new album, THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST, due out Tuesday, October 18 on Capitol Records.

Presale: Citi Cardholders can get their tickets beginning on Tuesday, Sept 20 @ 10am pacific at www.citiprivatepass.com

Onsale: Saturday, Sept 24 @ ticketmaster.com

Jane’s Addiction To Return To Intimate Club Shows; Delay Album

The following was sent out by Jane’s Addiction’s official fan mailing list.  Note the Great Escape Artist is now due out on October 18:


On November 23 and 25, 1988, alternative rock pioneers JANE’S ADDICTION took to the stage of Chicago’s legendary Metro—the city’s destination for exciting new music–to launch their seminal, ground-breaking album Nothing’s Shocking.  On September 24 and 25, 2011, frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass, will return to the venue partnering with Citi to launch their newest offering, THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST, now due out Tuesday, October 18 via Capitol.

These Chicago dates mark the start of a one-of-a-kind series of two-night stands that will also take place in New York and Los Angeles. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for the Chicago Metro shows beginning Tuesday, September 6th at 10AM central time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details including exclusive VIP packages, custom launch show merchandise and unique opportunities to interact with the band visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Tickets go on sale for the Chicago Metro shows on Saturday September 10. Keep checking www.citiprivatepass.com, www.JanesAddiction.com and www.facebook.com/JanesAddiction for ticket information on Los Angeles and New York.

The idea of big bands playing small rooms is always a special experience for the fans, but for JANE’S ADDICTION, this will also take them back to re-play some of their early classic shows in legendary clubs. JANE’S 1988 two night stand at the Cabaret Metro for Nothing’s Shocking are still considered by many Chicagoans as some of the greatest rock club shows of all time.

The JANE’S ADDICTION Small Club Room Dates Are:
9/24         Chicago, IL                                Metro
9/25         Chicago, IL                                Metro
10/3         Los Angeles, CA                       TBA
10/4         Los Angeles, CA                       TBA
10/17       New York, NY                            TBA
10/18       New York, NY                            TBA

Great Escape Artist delayed until Oct 4th? (Update: Confirmed)

Blabbermouth.net is reporting that the forthcoming Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist has been delayed a week and is now due on October 4, 2011.  There has been no official word from the band confirming this.

Update: The 1-week delay is official.  JanesAddiction.com has been updated with the new released date.