Jane’s Addiction push back The Great Escape Artist again, new US dates announced

On November 23 and 25, 1988, alternative rock pioneers Jane’s Addiction took to the stage of Chicago’s legendary Metro—the city’s destination for exciting new music–to launch their seminal, ground-breaking album Nothing’s Shocking. On September 24 and 25, 2011, frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass, will return to the venue partnering with Citi to launch their newest offering, The Great Escape Artist, now due out Tuesday, October 18 via Capitol after being pushed back to the fourth.

These Chicago dates mark the start of a one-of-a-kind series of two-night stands that will also take place in New York and Los Angeles. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for the Chicago Metro shows beginning Tuesday, September 6th at 10AM central time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Check back for ticket information on Los Angeles and New York. Tickets go on sale for the Chicago Metro shows on Saturday September 10.

The idea of big bands playing small rooms is always a special experience for the fans, but for Jane’s Addiction, this will also take them back to re-play some of their early classic shows in legendary clubs. Jane’s 1988 two night stand at the Cabaret Metro for Nothing’s Shocking are still considered by many Chicagoans as some of the greatest rock club shows of all time.

Jane’s Addiction will also team with Citi to offer Citi cardmembers exclusive VIP packages, custom launch show merchandise and unique opportunities to interact with the band. More information on these experiences can also be found at www.citiprivatepass.com. Jane’s Addiction was represented by entertainment marketing consultant Al Hassas and their manager Peter Katsis.

Meanwhile, Jane’s Addiction recently debuted their official brand new single “Irresistible Force,” which is now bulleted at #10 on the Alternative Radio Airplay Chart after only five weeks. The song–a swirling, moody and epic composition—is taken from the band’s much-anticipated new album The Great Escape Artist. The video is now available for viewing at: http://goo.gl/eBlHe.

The album also features “End To The Lies,” a pre-single teaser track which the band made available to their fans as a free download this past April. For their first new studio album by in eight years, Jane’s Addiction joined forces with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol), with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek on the creative team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Foals, is writing, programming, and playing bass on the album.

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Jane’s Addiction Citi dates are as follows:

Date City Venue
9/24 Chicago, IL Metro
9/25 Chicago, IL Metro
10/3 Los Angeles, CA TBA
10/4 Los Angeles, CA TBA
10/17 New York, NY TBA
10/18 New York, NY TBA


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