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Jane’s Addiction Headed Back To Clubs For Album Release Shows

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Jane’s Addiction will return to the club environments that helped spawn their innovative and influential alternative rock for a series of intimate album release shows behind their upcoming album, ‘The Great Escape Artist.’

Longtime members Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar) and Stephen Perkins (drums) will be joined by bassist Chris Chaney as they return to Hollywood’s John Anson Ford Theater, the scene of a series of sold-out album release shows back in April, 1989, in support of the now legendary ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ album. The band’s return to the historic venue is set for a two-night stand Oct. 3 and 4.

“In ’89, we created a unique atmosphere at John Anson Ford,” Navarro explained in a statement. “Back then it became a community and a party. Stephen Perkins even played drums in the parking lot for everyone as they entered the venue. Now we are going back to play this special L.A. venue and intend on making these shows just as unique.”

More intimate album release shows will also take place: two at the Metro in Chicago on Sept. 24 and 25  and two more in New York on Oct. 17 and 18. The New York City venue has yet to be announced.

The band’s ‘Nothing’s Shocking’ debut album was followed two years later by ‘Ritual de lo Habitual,’ forming a pair of classic albums that influenced a generation of bands. Farrell conceived the Lollapolooza tour as something of a sendoff for the band, who has reunited sporadically ever since. They only new studio material to emerge in recent years has been ‘Strays,’ back in 2003.

‘The Great Escape’ has experienced a handful of delays, but is finally set to arrive in stores on Oct. 18. The band recently released a video for the disc’s first single, ‘Irresistible Force.’

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