JANEâ€™S ADDICTION–frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass–will ring in 2012 with a special New Yearâ€™s Eve show at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado (their third annual New Year’s Eve show at this intimate venue). The alt-rock pioneersâ€™ intimate Rocky Mountain spectacular will be shared with music fans via a live broadcast on Sirius XMâ€™s Lithium Channel 34, starting tomorrow night (Saturday, December 31) at 11:15 pm MT sharp.
2011 was a milestone year for JANEâ€™S ADDICTION, marking the release of their first studio album in eight years, THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records). Rolling Stone described the Rich Costey-produced album as â€œclassic Jane’s–all yowling vocals and sensual waves of music cascading and peaking (10/27/11),â€ while USA Today said the album finds â€œâ€¦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).â€ The album features â€œIrresistible Force,â€ the transfixing Top Ten alternative rock hit they performed on â€œJimmy Kimmel Live.â€ Currently, the new â€œUndergroundâ€ is buzzing in clubs and on radio with its video set to be made available in the coming weeks. The band debuted â€œUndergroundâ€ on â€œThe Late Show with David Lettermanâ€ this past fall.
Also in 2011, JANEâ€™S ADDICTION headlined numerous major events such as the launch of Lollapalooza Chile, Gathering of the Vibes, the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas and the DeLuna Festival. In June, they were inducted into Guitar Centerâ€™s RockWalk by Rage Against The Machineâ€™s Tom Morello who said:
â€œNirvana often gets credit for being the first â€˜alternativeâ€™ band to break through, the band that changed music and led rock out of the hair metal wilderness of the â€˜80â€™s. Thatâ€™s just not true. It was Janeâ€™s Addiction. Inspiring, intelligent, furiously rocking and artistically deep as f**k.â€ Read the entire text of Morelloâ€™s induction speech here
In 2012, look for JANEâ€™S ADDICTION to take their musical celebration on a world tour including a headlining slot at the debut of Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paulo April 7-8. Additional dates to be announced.