Tag: Dave Navarro
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.”
The cities for JANE’S ADDICTION‘s “Theatre of the Escapists” tour, with support act BLACK BOX REVELATION, are as follows:
Saint Louis, MO
Long Island, NY
Myrtle Beach, SC
Kansas City, MO
Grand Rapids, MI
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Navarro posted on his website the following open letter:
“OK, everybody, here is the deal.
“I cannot imagine what it’s like growing up in a closed-minded environment and being gay, bi or tans-gender. I don’t think any of us who aren’t can possibly imagine. The strength and character it must take to stay true to yourself in such an unforgiving microcosm are qualities that a major portion of the world lacks… Sad, but true. It’s just how it is at the moment. However, it’s that very strength and character that gives the world hope for a new way of thinking and acceptance in the future and when one of our children gives in and gives up, it is not only a tragedy but a victory for those who fear diversity.
“DO NOT LET THEM WIN!
“I know how overwhelming the feelings can get and how small the reality can feel, but the bottom line is that this is but a drop in the bucket in terms of the magnitude of life. You can get through this.
“High school is full of plenty of bullies and fear-based hate, as is the world.
“With any group of people comes a percentage of people who just don’t get it and probably will never get it. That’s OK. We all deal with this to an extent. The truth is that in high school, you are kind of stuck in the group you are a part of until graduation, but trust me… You can pick and choose who you associate with and there are plenty of like-minded people in the world that are understanding, accepting and loving. Sometimes we just have to stick it out to meet them.
“The hard cold reality is that once you have chosen suicide, that’s it. No going back. Sure, there is a public outcry and MAYBE the bullies feel remorse for a while, but it all dies down, life goes on, the bullies let the memory fade and get on with their lives. They learn to laugh, love, reach their goals and in many cases go on to have a full and productive life. Who loses? You do! Your family! Your friends! Other teens who need support in this area! Oh yeah… We all lose! Now the world has one less mind that is open and different and unique and sensitive. Instead, we inherit the bullies, the fear, the setback… Our world has one less soul to help it evolve with a new level of clarity.
“Personally, I have seen a lot of darkness and tragedy that has felt insurmountable. The murder of my mother, my battle with drug addiction, the loss of friends and family. Utter depression and despair. Of course the thought of suicide has crossed my mind a time or two.
“Let me share this. THANK GOD I never took that action. The friends I have made, the experiences I have had, the laughter I have shared would have all been missed. In hindsight, some of my darkest moments now seem so small and insignificant that I am amazed I gave them so much power at the time. I am even able to laugh about it now.
“When I think back to the times I have considered ending it all I end up saying to myself, ‘What was I thinking?’
“To those of you contemplating such a course, please do us a favor. Seek counseling first. Find a network of people who have gone through what you are going through. Help others in even more turmoil than you. I am certain that you can find peace.
“As you know, our society and political climate is SO divided right now. We need your voice. The world at large needs your sheer existence in order to come to terms with itself and where we are going as a planet and species.”
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Eagle Rock Entertainment has announced the simultaneous release on August 30 of the “Live Voodoo” DVD and Blu-ray from JANE’S ADDICTION. These are the first-ever JANE’S ADDICTION live visual releases and “Live Voodoo” includes classic tracks such as “Been Caught Stealing“, “Jane Says“, “Ocean Size“, “Stop!”, “Mountain Song”, “Three Days” and many more.
Filmed live on Halloween night 2009 at Voodoo Experience in New Orleans, “Live Voodoo” sees the reunion of the classic JANE’S ADDICTION lineup of Perry Farrell (vocals), Stephen Perkins (drums), Eric Avery (bass) and Dave Navarro (guitar). This spectacular show captures the band on top form, with Perry Farrell at his most mesmerizing and the rest of the band clearly enjoying the occasion.
The track listing is predominantly drawn from their first two albums, which both featured this line-up, and the band are joined on stage by twin girl dancers, whilst the show climaxes with a joyous all singing and dancing stage invasion.
01. Up The Beach
02. Mountain Song
03. Ain’t No Right
04. Three Days
06. Then She Did…
07. Been Caught Stealing
08. Ocean Size
09. Ted, Just Admit It
10. Summertime Rolls
12. Jane Says
13. Chip Away
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