returns to Los Angeles' John Anson Ford Amphitheatre for the first time
since 1989 on October 3rd and 4th - and Perry Farrell can't wait.
"I'm pretty psyched about it," Farrell tells Rolling Stone.
The two gigs at the 1400-person capacity theatre are part of a six-show
tour that already stopped at Chicago's Metro and wraps up at New York's
Irving Plaza October 17th and 18th, with stops in between at Florida's
DeLuna Fest and Atlantic City's House Of Blues.
Farrell promises the intimate shows will recall the late
Eighties/early Nineties days of "Juana's Addicion." "This is gonna be
like a low-down, dirty club show for people to see Jane's Addiction up
close," he says.
The October 18th Irving Plaza show coincides with the release of the group's highly anticipated new album, The Great Escape Artist.
The album will get the large-scale live production next year. "I have
the set already in my mind," he says. "It's going to be different than
what we're doing now. And we'll definitely be introducing songs."
During the making of The Great Escape Artist Farrell toyed
with the idea of doing the album live from start to finish or opening
the show with an abbreviated set of new songs. Ultimately, though, the
new material will co-exist in concert with the classic Jane's material
because Farrell knows that's what fans want: "I want these young people
to say, before I die, I saw them in concert."
Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel
- Perry Farrell