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Jane’s Addiction announces 2024 tour with Love and Rockets. Get tickets

Jane’s Addiction have officially toured together in North America.Thankfully, that all changes later this summer.Starting in August, lead singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Eric Avery aka classic Jane’s Addiction will hit the road for a nationwide 25-concert trek with special guest Love and Rockets.That includes gigs at Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday, Sept. 7 and New York’s The Rooftop at Pier 17 for the “Been Caught Stealin'” rockers on Tuesday, Sept.
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Perry Farrell’s Porno For Pyros reunite at Welcome To Rockville
Perry Farrell‘s Porno For Pyros reunited on stage at Welcome To Rockville festival last night (May 22) – see what went down at their first full show in 26 years below.The band, who have been periodically active since the 1990s, were filling in for Jane’s Addiction, who pulled out of their set at the last minute due to Dave Navarro’s ongoing battle with COVID, as Farrell explained in a statement.Discussing Navarro’s “long bout with COVID,” Farrell revealed that the Porno For Pyros line-up for their first full show in over 25 years – they reunited in 2020 for a Lollapalooza livestream – would feature himself, Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefeno and Mike Watt.“Rockville, although we are blue that Jane’s cannot be with you at this time due to Dave’s long bout with COVID, I am still coming to Daytona,” Farrell said in the statement.“We’ll play some Jane’s songs for you as well, but for now let’s recall: My boat’s capsized it’s gonna sink to the bottom. I can see the lights on the shore…”See footage from the set below.A post shared by Welcome To Rockville (@welcometorockville)A post shared by Michael (@mld812)A post shared by Redd (@best.thing.since.sliced.red)A large portion of Welcome To Rockville this weekend ended up being cancelled due to bad weather conditions, with sets from Guns N’ Roses, Korn and more unable to go ahead.“Tonight’s cancelation at Welcome To Rockville was a massive disappointment,” Slash tweeted.
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MC5 announce first album in over 50 years and US tour dates
MC5 have announced their first album in over 50 years and a series of US tour dates.The band took to Instagram earlier today (March 9) to post a video, which you can view below, featuring old footage of the punk veterans and a snippet of the album’s title track ‘Heavy Lifting’. The song also features Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello.MC5 have reformed with original member Wayne Kramer, Pollo Elastica’s Brad Brooks, Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Vicki Randle (Mavis Staples) and guitarist Stevie Salas.The new LP, which is due to drop later this year, will be the band’s first proper studio effort since 1971’s ‘High Time’ and sees Kramer collaborating with Morello, Kesha, Jill Sobule, Tim McIlrath, and Alejandro Escovedo.The band will also hit the road for a US tour in May, dates for which you can view below.A post shared by MC5 (@mc5alive)Tickets for the shows will go on sale this Friday (March 11) and further information is available via Kramer’s Facebook page here.Meanwhile, MC5 were recently nominated for this year’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame alongside Eminem, Kate Bush, Beck, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Rage Against The Machine, A Tribe Called Quest, Carly Simon, Judas Priest, Fela Kuti, New York Dolls, Dionne Warwick, DEVO and Pat Benatar.It is the Detroit rockers’ sixth nomination over the years ahead of the final shortlist in May.A body of more than 1,000 artists, industry members and historians will help decide which five acts out of the 17 will progress into the final round of induction consideration.
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