Thursday, May 24, 2012


A blurb taken from their website:

"JANE’S ADDICTION have been earning nothing short of stellar reviews and selling out shows on the first leg of their North American ‘Theatre of the Escapists’ tour. The set list features material from their acclaimed album THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST (Capitol Records) plus classic songs that have not been played in more than twenty years, such as “Classic Girl” and “I Would for You".

Ok, anyone who truly knows me knows I'm a huge, HUGE fan of Perry Farrell and the boys of Jane's Addiction.  Like the kind of fan who would be terrified to actually meet them in person for fear that I'd come off sounding like a dumb, stupid tool and/or just bursting into tears in front of them.  I have lost count of the number of times that I've seen him (with both Jane's and Porno for Pyros) in concert. 

I can tell you this, I bought my first car solely so I would have something to drive to Toronto so I could see Porno for Pyros as my parents wouldn't let me take their car to the big city since I was pretty newly licensed.  Yup after two days of owning my standard  transmission car I braved the streets of Toronto for Mr. Perry Farrell and I paid out the nose for a scalped ticket.  That night has left me with great memories I spent with them and Margaret. 

I saw them at their very first farewell tour at Lollapalooza number ONE!  I took my unborn baby to see them too.  Gage's first concert (inutero) was Jane's Addiction.  I've gone to see them at outdoor venues, small clubs, with people I love, with people I can't really stand now.  I've sang my heart out and got that overwhelming excitement in the pit of my stomach when the first word comes out of Perry's mouth.  The man has one of the best voices in the music industry as far as I'm concerned. 

So knowing that they are touring again in true Jane's fashion with an awe inspiring stage show and ensemble to back them even when they are just so truly amazing all on their own, say I'm quite happy to be going yet again is putting it mildly.  I'm also super stoked to be taking Eric along with me.  Jane's is one of the few bands that we actually both enjoy.  I'm also happy that his first experience with them will be with this theatrical production and not a stadium show.  He'll just love it even more.  Everyone should experience Jane's in this fashion.  And so all of this stuff that's making me giddy and then I find out they're playing a roster of their old tunes that they haven't played in twenty years like Classic Girl (my second ultimate fave from them) and I Would For You?  Well jeebus, August can't get here soon enough!!!!!! 

Two awesome concerts (Brand New and Jane's Addiction) in August this year!  Oh month of the Lion, I cannot wait for you to arrive.  Travel safe my friend, I've got some amazing and talented people to catch up with.

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