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JANE’S ADDICTION UNLEASH THE “THEATRE OF THE ESCAPISTS” TOUR ALTERNATIVE ROCK PIONEERS TO PERFORM “IMMERSIVE” SHOW IN CLASSIC THEATRES STARTING FEBRUARY 22

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2012 by Randy

From the beginning, JANE’S ADDICTION has thrown the most unique parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality with theatrical flair onstage.  2012 sees the band–who’ve always outrageously combined electricity, sex and danger–return in support of their acclaimed album THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records), which features the now-buzzing-at-radio track “Underground.” Starting February 22, this special run of North American shows—called “Theatre of the Escapists”–will bring the band to intimate venues, most of which are classic theatres. The alternative rock pioneers–frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass—are poised to deliver an immersive theatrical experience as only they can. Tickets go on sale January 14, with a pre-sale set for 10:00 EST this Wednesday, January 11. There will be a special package on JanesAddiction.com where fans can pair up their presale ticket with a high-quality lithograph. The lithograph will be signed by the band and sold only at the JanesAddiction.com presale.

“We chose to play as many of the great theatres that we could find because we wanted to immerse the audience in a unique experience unlike any they have ever seen at a rock show,” says FARRELL.   “Expect an orgy of musical and visual delights.  We like orgies, and hope you do too.”

2011 was a milestone year for JANE’S ADDICTION, marking the release of their first studio album in eight years, the Rich Costey-produced album, THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST. Spin, writing about one of the album’s tracks, noted that “frontman Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro both put in stunning performances…it sounds like a band re-vitalized” (August 3, 2011), while USA Today said the album finds “…core members Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins conjuring the feral drive and mystical haze of those early works with a fresh kick to the band’s electro-rock meld (10/17/11).”  The album features “Irresistible Force,” the transfixing Top Ten alternative rock hit that Rolling Stone called “an art metal freak show set on some distant planet” (August 3, 2011). Their new single, “Underground” is currently climbing the alternative and rock radio charts.  It features some of NAVARRO’s best guitar work, according to the Wall Street Journal, which took note of the way he ”excels with terse fills long before he solos at the song’s fade.”  The publication added: “As always, Stephen Perkins proves to be one of rock’s great drummers, and his interplay with Mr. Navarro, his high-school marching-band buddy, is one of the disc’s savory treats” (October 11, 2011).

Also in 2011, JANE’S ADDICTION headlined major events such as the Splendor in the Grass in Australia, the launch of Lollapalooza Chile, Gathering of the Vibes, and the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas.

In June, JANE’S were inducted into Guitar Center’s RockWalk by Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. Morello made it clear that the alt-rock pioneers led the way: ” Nirvana often gets credit for being the first ‘alternative’ band to break through, the band that changed music and led rock out of the hair metal wilderness of the ‘80’s. That’s just not true. It was Jane’s Addiction.”

In August, at Lollapalooza’s 20th Anniversary in Chicago, in front of 80,000 fans, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters recounted the first time he saw JANE’S ADDICTION in 1991 in Los Angeles:  “…that day me and Kurt went down and we sat at the audience and we thought: ‘Oh my god, music is f%%%kin changing.’ There’s 20,000 people here. To see bands that are actually f%%%kin cool. WTF. How did that happen! So I’d like to thank Perry for changing music–thank you Perry…Well this one goes out to you Perry, cause if it weren’t for you, I swear to god, we wouldn’t f%%%kin be here right now. And when I say: ‘We.’ I mean: ‘F%%%kin We.’ Am I right! Am I Right!”

Onstage, JANE’S ADDICTION hold nothing back. They “…reminded everyone there were rock gods to be prayed to, and then defied them with feverish grace,” noted Billboard (August 13, 2011—check date) of their NYC show at Terminal 5. Writing about their Los Angeles performance at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, ArtistDirect.com (October 5, 2011) said:  “Jane’s Addiction stood triumphant for the entire show. It was one of those magical gigs where every element simply worked. On stage, Jane’s Addiction display the kind of mystique that’s belonged to the likes of Led Zeppelin and few others. However, they’re one of a kind.”

The cities for JANE’S ADDICTION’s “Theatre of the Escapiststour, with support act Black Box Revelation (www.blackboxrevelation.com), are as follows:

 

Saint Louis, MO
Detroit, MI
Columbus, OH
Toronto, ON
Rochester, NY
Albany, NY
Portland, ME
Long Island, NY
Wellmont, NJ
Waterbury, CT
Richmond, VA
Myrtle Beach, SC
Atlanta, GA
Tulsa, OK
Kansas City, MO
Minneapolis, MN
Grand Rapids, MI
Milwaukee, WI

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Foo Fighters, Bjork and Arctic Monkeys To Headline Lollapalooza Chile Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys and Jane’s Addiction To Headline Lollapalooza Brazil

Posted in News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2011 by Randy

Born 20 years ago out of punk rock will and unbridled passion, Lollapalooza—founded by Perry Farrell, festival visionary and lead singer of Jane’s Addiction–has rocked through the parks, amphitheaters and fairgrounds of North America before becoming an acclaimed destination festival in Chicago every summer, leaving countless memorable musical moments in its wake. Next year, the festival will once again touch down in South America with the second edition of Lollapalooza Chile in O’Higgins Park in Santiago, March 31 – April 1, 2012, and will venture across the continent for the first-ever Lollapalooza Brazil at the Jockey Club in São Paulo, April 7-8, 2012.

In a feat of cultural exchange last April, Lollapalooza Chile captured the eyes, ears and imagination of South America. In 2012 the continent will experience a double dose of this Lollapalooza magic when the festival makes back-to-back weekend stops in Chile and Brazil. The two festivals will share some–but not all acts–on their bills. Lollapalooza Chile and Lollapalooza Brazil will both welcome the Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, MGMT, TV On The Radio, Bassnectar, Band of Horses, Thievery Corporation, Peaches, Cage the Elephant, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Friendly Fires, Foster the People and Tinie Tempah.

Fresh from triumphing over the elements with this year’s Lollapalooza U.S. headline set of a lifetime, Foo Fighters are sure to turn equally dynamic main stage closing sets  in both Brazil and Chile– performances that will mark the Foos’ first trip ever in Chile as well as their first Brazilian appearance in over a decade. 

Festivalgoers in Chile will experience rare treats with Bjork and Avicii, as well as an eclectic collection of bands including progressive rockers Los Jaivas, the socially conscious Juana Fe, punk rock giant BBS Paranoicos, and the Chilean revelation of rockorgánico, Camila Moreno.

Lollapalooza Brazil will host the triumphant return of Jane’s Addiction and a special blend of iconic indie rockers from every region of the country, including Plebe Rude from Brasília, Wander Wildner from Porto Alegre and Cascadura from Salvador.  “The people of Sao Paulo have been very active–twittering me whom they want to see in the 2012 Lolla lineup,” states Farrell.  “Judging by all the requests, they are going to erupt. We really delivered for them. Now, I want them to show me how you party in Brasil!”

Both of these two-day music extravaganzas will take place in a gorgeous urban setting, with multiple music stages, an electronic tent, amazing local fare, and a Kidzapalooza area for the little rockers.

Lollapalooza Chile will return to O’Higgins Park in Santiago on March 31 – April 1, 2012. Discounted two-day passes are on-sale now, while supplies last. After that, tickets will be available at the regular price at www.lollapaloozacl.com

For more information about Lollapalooza Chile:

Web: lollapaloozacl.com

Twitter: twitter.com/lollapaloozacl
Facebook: facebook.com/lollapaloozachile
YouTube: youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaCL

Lollapalooza Brazil will take place at São Paulo’s Jockey Club, April 7-8, 2012. Two-day Pre-Sale passes will be available on November 22 at 0h01 am for current e-list subscribers only. Tickets on-sale to the general public on November, 28 at www.lollapaloozabr.com

For more information about Lollapalooza Brazil:

Web: lollapaloozabr.com

Twitter: twitter.com/lollapaloozabr

Facebook: facebook.com/LollapaloozaBR
YouTube: youtube.com/user/LollapaloozaBR

SEE THE FULL LINEUP FOR CHILE HERE:

FOO FIGHTERS SYSTEMA SOLAR
BJORK ELECTRODOMESTICOS
ARCTIC MONKEYS JUANA FE
MGMT CAMILA MORENO
TV ON THE RADIO PEDRO PIEDRA
THIEVERY CORPORATION BBS PARANOICOS
BAND OF HORSES GUSH
CAGE THE ELEPHANT 31 MINUTOS
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS JIMINELSON
LOS JAIVAS ADANOWSKY
ILLYA KURYAKI & THE VALDERRAMAS ALEX ANWANDTER
ABOVE & BEYOND DION
SKRILLEX SOUL & SENSES
CALVIN HARRIS FERNANDO MILAGROS
FOSTER THE PEOPLE LOS ROCKERS
FRIENDLY FIRES SILVESTRE
BASSNECTAR YAEL MEYER
PEACHES PULENTA
PRETTY LIGHTS LA MALA SENDA
GOGOL BORDELLO MAWASHI
PERRYETTY VS. CHRIS COX MC BILLETA
CROSSES WE ARE THE GRAND
TINIE TEMPAH FOLLAKZOID
THE CRYSTAL METHOD ADRIANIGUAL
GENTLEMAN EL SUEÑO DE LA CASA PROPIA
MORODO MAZAPAN
RITMO MACHINE NEWEN AFROBEAT
SURTEK COLLECTIVE ANITCHIE
GUSTAVO CORDERA MOSQUITAS MUERTAS
HOPPO!  

SEE THE FULL LINEUP FOR BRAZIL HERE:

FOO FIGHTERS PERRYETTY VS. CHRIS COX
ARCTIC MONKEYS TINIE TEMPAH
JANE’S ADDICTION PEACHES
MGMT PLEBE RUDE
TV ON THE RADIO WANDER WILDNER
THIEVERY CORPORATION MARCELO NOVA
SKRILLEX RHYTHM MONKS
CALVIN HARRIS CASCADURA
FOSTER THE PEOPLE PAVILHÃO 9
BAND OF HORSES TIPO UÍSQUE
CAGE THE ELEPHANT SUVACA
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS VEIGA & SALAZAR
O RAPPA BALLS
BASSNECTAR BLUBELL
FRIENDLY FIRES VELHAS VIRGENS
PRETTY LIGHTS GARAGE FUZZ
GOGOL BORDELLO MARCIO TECHJUN
THE CRYSTAL METHOD DANIEL BRANDÃO
   
  MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Lollapalooza Lollapalooza was born two decades ago when Perry Farrell, lead singer of fabled alternative rockers Jane’s Addiction, started planning a farewell tour for the group. His idea morphed into a larger-than-life musical roadshow that would bring music, culture and community to fans across North America, before finding a permanent home in Chicago’s historic Grant Park in 2005.

 

Lollapalooza was reborn as a summer destination festival, delivering an ever-more diverse array of 130+ artists from all genres on eight states. Widely considered one of the premier festivals in the world, Lollapalooza continues to thrive in the Windy City getting bigger and better with every year. This year’s gathering was headlined by Eminem, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, MUSE, My Morning Jacket, DeadMau5, Cold War Kids, and A Perfect Circle.

Perry Farrell is one of the most influential and original musical figures in recent history. Dubbed as the “Godfather of Alternative Rock,” Farrell fronts Jane’s Addiction which formed in 1985. Creating a new genre and musical movement, Farrell and Jane’s Addiction changed the music scene and paved the way for bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and STP.  In 1993, Perry created Porno for Pyros, a daring evolution to his diversity and growth.  As well as being a groundbreaking musician, he is the creator and founder of Lollapalooza. Launched in 1991, SPIN magazine listed Lollapalooza as the #1 tour that changed the world. Known for its musical diversity, Lollapalooza was instrumental in exposing alternative music formats to the masses and establishing a sense of commonality across a fragmented demographic.  The first of its kind, Lollapalooza quickly established itself as a lifestyle festival, pushing the envelope and exposing concert goers to a subculture of ‘alternative’ living and art, and provided a platform for numerous environmental and human-rights causes as well. As a constant creative force, Farrell continues to push his own artistic horizon as a music producer, electronic music performer and visual artist, as well as a rock icon.  In November 2011, he was honored at the annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards with the “Apple Award.”  Perry is the first-ever recipient of this award, which commemorates the 20th anniversary of legendary promoter Bill Graham’s death. Perry received this honor because Billboard recognized that Perry has always given fans special experiences, as Graham did before him (the “Apple Award” is so named because Bill Graham gave out apples to fans leaving Fillmore West shows).

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