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Jane's Addiction Announces Small-Scale Launch Shows

September 6, 2011  |  3:08pm
Jane's Addiction Announces Small-Scale Launch Shows

Jane’s Addiction haven’t had an album since 2003’s Strays, but there has been no shortage of activity from the band or its members in the time since.

Frontman Perry Farrell and his wife had a band called Satellite Party, while guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins formed The Panic Channel, both of which dissolved when Jane’s Addiction reunited with original bassist Eric Avery for a tour in 2009.

Avery has once again left the fold, but that hasn’t stopped Jane’s Addiction from carrying on: Chris Chaney, their bassist during the Strays era, has rejoined the band, and fourth studio album The Great Escape Artist is set to drop Oct. 18—and to launch its release, the band has announced a handful of special shows in conjunction with Citi.

These shows are “special” by nature because they will take place at the Metro in Chicago—an anomaly for an act capable of filling arenas. Jane’s Addiction played the Metro as a band on the rise in November of 1988, and these shows will bring their rich history full circle.

The shows will occur Sept. 24 and 25. Presale tickets are on sale today if you’re a Citi card member—they’ll go on sale to the public Saturday. Citi cardholders also have access to other upcoming perks like exclusive merch and VIP bundles, the details of which can be found here.

More small venue-size shows are planned for New York and Los Angeles, but official dates have not yet been announced.

Watch the video for “Irresistible Force,” Jane’s Addiction’s new single off the forthcoming album, below:

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