The Original Jane's Addiction Lineup to Tour with Love & Rockets

When Jane's Addiction's classic lineup reunited last week for the first time since 2010, it was the start of more good news for fans of the Los Angeles band.

Thanks to the return of guitarist Dave Navarro (who had been battling Long Covid), alongside singer Perry Farrell, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Eric Avery, Jane's was set to reveal even better news: they will go on tour alongside Love and Rockets, a group they opened up for in the 1980s.

This summer the bands will co-headline a two-month tour, beginning in Las Vegas and winding up in the midwest.

Long time fans might remember that Avery left the band in 2010 and has since toured with Garbage while recording with others.

In 2022, Avery came back into the loving arms of Jane's but Navarro was sidelined with the plague, until just recently.

On Thursday, May 23, at the tiny Bush Hall in London, the perfect pieces of Jane's Addiction, were finally back together. Expected to be the Led Zeppelin of the pre-grunge college alternative era, they instead showed how a band could turn two perfect albums into a career.

At Bush Hall, 66.6% of the setlist was comprised of songs that could be found on Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo habitual and it could have been more. There was no "Idiots Rule," no "Up the Beach," and no "Summertime Rolls," for example.

They were making room for two new songs, one that got it's live debut on that minuscule stage.

"Imminent Redemption," which couldn't be anyone else's baby other than Jane's Addiction, sounds straight out of 1989 and Navarro's guitar reminds you of hearing a long lost friend's voice on a telephone being held to your ear in the dark.

Another new was "True Love," a gentle tune Robert Smith might feel comfortable covering one day in a wind storm.

Both songs are short, sweet, and not trying too hard. Squeezing new music out of Jane's Addiction is not an easy task so if they give you a two-and-a-half minute rocker, you say thank you an stop being so greedy.

Not only should we be grateful Jane's is back, as a whole, like in olden times - but look and hear how healthy they sound. For all they've gone through they still look like the weirdly stylish and handsome rock stars that once used to roam the earth.

It's worth coming down the mountain to witness.

Navarro does not seem to have lost any muscle mass, his biceps are still pronounced, he still looks nimble, he's clearly put the 'vid behind him. Blessed, we all are. We live in a time with fewer and fewer guitar heroes and his sound remains so identifiable and clear especially on the solos we all now know by heart.

This will be a reunion of sorts for Love and Rockets with Jane's Addiction. In 1988 Jane's opened for Daniel Ash's and David J's Bauhaus + Tones on Tail spinoff.

Now that Tones on Tail had a successful reunion of their own earlier this month in Pasadena, it looks like it's time for Love and Rockets to spread the joy around a bit more like it did last summer for 18 dates.

A few days ago Jane's and Love And Rockets announced they would co-headline a 23-city tour that kicks off on August 9 at Las Vegas' newest luxury hotel on the Strip, The Fontainebleau.

The co-headlining fun will begin once Jane's has been on the road for a couple of months. Tickets available on their website.

Jane’s Addiction 2024 Tour

05-29 London, England - Roundhouse
05-31 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland Ballroom
06-02 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo Manchester
06-04 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
06-06 Hamburg, Germany - Große Freiheit 36
06-08 Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
06-10 Zurich, Switzerland - X-Tra
06-14 Camaiore, Italy - Lido di Camaiore
06-18 Madrid, Spain - Sala Riviera
06-23 Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop Festival
06-25 Cologne, Germany - Carlswerk Victoria
06-26 Paris, France - L’Olympia
06-28 Dublin, Ireland - Trinity College Dublin
07-01 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
07-03 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
07-04 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter 2024
08-09 Las Vegas, NV - Fontainebleau Las Vegas *
08-11 San Diego, CA - Gallagher Square at Petco Park *
08-13 Inglewood, CA - YouTube Theater *
08-15 Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Financial Theatre *
08-18 Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *
08-19 Houston, TX - 713 Music Hall *
08-21 Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP *
08-23 Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theater *
08-25 New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore New Orleans *
08-27 Jacksonville, FL - Daily’s Place *
08-29 Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre *
08-31 Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live *
09-03 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater *
09-05 Portsmouth, VA - Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion *
09-07 Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena *
09-10 New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17 *
09-13 Boston, MA - Leader Bank Pavilion *
09-15 Bridgeport, CT - Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater *
09-18 Toronto, Ontario - Budweiser Stage *
09-20 Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheater *
09-22 Milwaukee, WI - BMO Pavilion *
09-24 Chicago, IL - Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom *
09-26 Indianapolis, IN - Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park *
09-28 Huntsville, AL - South Star Music Festival
09-29 St. Louis, MO - Evolution Festival

* with Love and Rockets

Love and Rockets last summer in Los Angeles

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2024, 07:19 Etc/UTC