Frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass–will ring in 2012 with a special New Year’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 pioneers’ intimate Rocky Mountain spectacular will be shared with music fans via a live broadcast on Sirius XM’s Lithium Channel 34, starting tomorrow night (Saturday, December 31) at 11:15 pm MT sharp.
2011 was a milestone year for JANE’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 “classic Jane’s–all yowling vocals and sensual waves of music cascading and peaking (10/27/11),” 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 they performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Currently, the new “Underground” is buzzing in clubs and on radio with its video set to be made available in the coming weeks. The band debuted “Underground” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” this past fall.
Also in 2011, JANE’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 Center’s RockWalk by Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello who said:
“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. Inspiring, intelligent, furiously rocking and artistically deep as f**k.” Read the entire text of Morello’s induction speech here
In 2012, look for JANE’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.