Posted in music | pictures on July 28, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Janes Addiction

Jane's Addiction played their first concert in NYC in a really long time on Monday night (7/25). The reunited band did hit NJ and Long Island as part of their 2009 tour with Nine Inch Nails, but not NYC proper, not to mention not at a venue as small as Terminal 5 where this one took place.

Unlike in 2009 though, original bassist Eric Avery is not playing with them anymore. His return to form the complete original lineup was shortlived. Chris Chaney was back on bass for the show along with original members and reality TV stars Perry Farrelll & Dave Navarro and original drummer Stephen Perkins. TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek is playing bass on, and helping produce, a new album. I didn't notice him anywhere though, but maybe he was in the house.

The free show was the "world's first 3D user-generated concert event". The concert itself wasn't in 3-D, but it was being filmed (and streamed live on Youtube), and the footage is going to be turned into "one special 3D 60-minute documentary film which will be premiered on the LG Thrill 3D YouTube channel on August 4." Those in attendance at the show were able to get their free tickets from various sources including Brooklynvegan, from LG, and via an allotment the band gave out via Ticketmaster.

Jane's played a 12-song set (encore included) including classics and hits like "Ocean Size", "Three Days", "Been Caught Stealing", "Stop!", and crowd favorite "Mountain Song" which spawned the most moshing and ended with the loudest applause. They also played "Just Because," off their first reunion album, and new track "Irresistible Force," off the upcoming album The Great Escape Artist. When the band returned for an encore, they played the great "Jane Says" acoustic at the front of the stage, complete with bongos, though everyone's attention was mostly on the massive amounts of confetti, regular balloons, and balloon animals that were falling from the ceiling. Two scantily clad female dancers, on stage for parts of the show, added to the glam of it all. The show probably could have been a bit longer, but it was free (and they got their footage).

More pictures, videos, and the setlist from the show, with more dates, below...

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Jane's Addiction - Ocean Size

Jane's Addiction - Stop!

Setlist:
Whores
Ain't No Right
Just Because
Ted, Just Admit It...
Been Caught Stealing
Irresistible Force
Up the Beach
Ocean Size
Three Days
Mountain Song
Stop!
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Jane Says

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Jane's Addiction --- 2011 Tour Dates
7/29 Queensland, Australia Splendour In The Grass - Woodfordia
8/19 Kansas City, KS LIVESTRONG Park
8/20 Calgary, Canada Fort Calgary
8/27 Reading, United Kingdom Reading Festival
8/28 Leeds, United Kingdom Leeds Festival
8/30 London, United Kingdom KOKO
9/1 Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv Fairgrounds
9/4 Edmonton, Canada Sonic Boom Festival
9/23 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/14 Pensacola, FL DeLuna Fest

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Comments (73)

no then she did? criminal!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:10 AM

How was the pit?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:13 AM

Dear God, Dave Navarro. You have to be in your 40s now. Stop.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:40 AM

F**king ageist 1:40am

Posted by granpa | July 28, 2011 1:57 AM

"a venue as small as Terminal 5"

Hahaha

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 2:07 AM

Is Jane's Addiction hummus?

chickpeas > cocaine

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 2:17 AM

Corniest bullshit on the planet.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | July 28, 2011 3:01 AM

Looks like Perry spent more time drinking than singing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 3:25 AM

Lame.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 6:55 AM

Eric Avery!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 6:57 AM

Why must Perry Farrell included his wife in everything?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 7:07 AM

I miss Amy Whinehouse so much...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 7:25 AM

rock stars

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 7:29 AM

did Perry know his shirt was torn at the elbow? how embarrassing...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 8:06 AM

I had so much respect for Jane's when they went out in style on the first Lollapalooza tour.

This corporate-sponsored show is totally on par with the lameness of a Van Halen reunion show with a bald David Lee Roth.

The photos of Navarro are hilarious. Seriously?

Some things should just be left in the past. But I guess if there's enough money to cash in on, they all eventually come back for a victory lap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 8:22 AM

Confetti and balloons? Somethings not right here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 8:48 AM

This band is infected with more diseases than people you could fit into T5.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:09 AM

8:22 lives in a Utopian cloud where no one has to work, pink bunnies host free rock festivals and there is no money only candy

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:11 AM

Great photo overview of the concert. Although I don't find the balloons and confetti fitting.

Posted by Freddy | July 28, 2011 9:18 AM

You stupid young jaded f--ks!! Name one band that has popped up in the last few years that has put out better albums than Jane's S/T and Ritual!!

Making fun of Navarro?? Really??! Here's a guy who can shred and play guitar better than any d-bag hipster shit you listen to AND he's RIPPED...still! Yuck it up dipsh!t...you'll be 40, fat, irrelevant, wearing a hummus-stained beater, unsuccessfully trying to pick up chicks.

Go cry on mommy's shoulder, sissypants!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:37 AM

Does this remind anyone else of the whole Queensryche cabaret shebang? It does to me.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:43 AM

I really don't care how "talented" these guys are, they are just creepy...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:46 AM

wow , Something not right here

Posted by Free Classifieds | July 28, 2011 9:49 AM

9:37 forgot to take his meds.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:58 AM

Great pics

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:59 AM

Perry is aging quite well....BLAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAH

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:00 AM

9:37 is right, guys. rock n roll should be less about being sissypants and more about leather strapped broads swinging above bands as they play and animal balloons

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:01 AM

JA sucked then, and they're old and suck now
Oh, and they're irrelevant as well

DFA >>>> JA

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:14 AM

Hey Farrell, where did your top lip go? Lookin' methy, lookin' good.

Posted by George Soros | July 28, 2011 10:22 AM

They should have put the gag on Farrell instead of the stage ho(s).

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:31 AM

"10:14 JA sucked then, and they're old and suck now
Oh, and they're irrelevant as well"

This post should come with the sound of a toilet flushing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:32 AM

photographer needs to learn how to edit the photos down

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:33 AM

F YOU ALL!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:52 AM

Perry looks like an old lesbian.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:54 AM

Douche Addiction

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:57 AM

I was one of the BV contest winners, and the show was fun. JA obviously aren't in the same form they were in back in 1991 (esp Perry's voice), but hey, neither am I. Thanks for the tix, BV!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 10:57 AM

I miss Porno for Pyros...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:12 AM

and now dave is playing with an LV guitar strap? haha. i wonder what the original dave of jane's in the '80s would have thought of that. fucking ass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:18 AM

silliest bit of wankery I've seen in years. take that shit to las vegas.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:22 AM

"original dave"

yeah, he's a robot now

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:22 AM

And now .... here's Perry Como and Jane's Addiction at The Sands ....

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:23 AM

They should stop reuniting. JA needs to go away now...

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:25 AM

show was awesome! fuckin loved it
have always loved janes and if they are still around im gonna go see them
sure navaros got a douchey persona but who cares, he can play. and he was a good sport with perry ripping on him at the show, so hes ok in my book

the balloons were wierd but i would think it had something to do with the whole "3-d" aspect of the show ..

eat a dick haters!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:26 AM

11:12: Me too!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:33 AM

that bassist looks really out of place

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:40 AM

Holy Shit 9:37am. T5 was filled with these kind of D-Bags?? WOW

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:58 AM

Fuck, wish I was there, couldn't make it because I had my 70K a year job to go to :( Sick setlist. THREE DAYS!

Why's everyone hating on Jane's Addiction? They're pretty fun. Jaded New Yorkers I guess.

IIIII LOOOOOOVE THEM WHORES!!!

PS are the dancers wearing tefillin?

Posted by Stephen Whitfield | July 28, 2011 12:13 PM

I made it to the door, but the bouncers were measuring sphincter holes and not letting anyone in who had not had enlarged sphincters from copious anal sex. I told them that I only do the stabing and only on the wimmenz, but they said rules is rules, straight down from Perry hisself. So, those pictures take on a whole new level when I look at them with this knowledge.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 12:26 PM

Doesn't sound as disasterous as when the big blackies were measuring the HIV content in semen from anal-culturing all the people trying to slobber in to the Arcade Fire/Wavves/GBV show. All the clean ones were sent back home to sober up with their mothers. Shame. Good news was that Pollard was tossing out free AZT packages in the crowd. :)

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 12:44 PM

gays have rights too, you hateful queen

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 12:55 PM

I do believe that anyone who met the sphincter requirements to get into the JA show would contract at least a half dozen exotic and deadly livestock-born and simian-born infectious diseases, just by being in the same room as Davie Navarro, Perro Sphincter and those two skanks doing the streamer dances

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 12:58 PM

I heard a good deal of the trendies at the AF/GBV/WVVVVV show didn't make it out of the venue. It appears drunkie ol'guyPollard was mistakenly handing out Flinstones vitamins. The hospices were filling up that night. :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:04 PM

Rumor has it, and I got it from a reliable source, that Perro Sphincter once - on a wicked heroin jag - ended up eating out a live man's anus, a dead man's anus, and the anus of a man that had been dead for 6 months, all in order to see if feces lost it's flavor at room temperature over an extended period. Immediately after that, he french kissed Davie Navarro, and the two of them laughed and laughed while they cooked up another spoon. True story.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:10 PM

i like fat chicks

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:25 PM

How does Pollard get lumped in with the alternative lifestyle freakazoids? Dude is a classic Drew Carey Show neighborhood bar drunk with an idiot savant's musical genius.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:38 PM

Hey wait a minute ... if Perro Sphincter engages in homoerotic activities that involve anuses, and he is an intravenous drug user, that puts him right in the meat of the AIDS bell curve ... wow, someone's sacred cow just got skewered

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:45 PM

Perry Farrell was a massive k-head back in the 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:45 PM

Dave MEHvaro looks like a drag queen.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:57 PM

So how's the hospice treatin' you kids? Hopefully with good care.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 2:16 PM

1:57: Carmen Electra preferes the drag queens. Just look at Dennis Rodman!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 2:20 PM

2:16, you're trying too hard. We all know that your always get it so hard from daddy, but you need to lighten up a bit. Trying too hard makes you sound kind of desperate, and we know that daddy keeps you pretty satisfied and honestly I don't know if your anus could hold up with any more punishment. So, easy does it, OK Kemosabe?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 2:38 PM

2:38: Trying too hard? LOL! Look at the posts above it! All that effort! Which is more impressive considering how weak their immune systems are. God be with you.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 2:56 PM

Dave Navarro should buy a condo in Williamsburg and go shirtless to as many shows as possible at Glasslands Gallery and Shea Stadium.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 7:02 PM

ya niggas dont get outa yo moms house much, eh?

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 8:01 PM

LOL @ Perry's S&M maracas. So sexy!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 8:25 PM

Dave Navarro would be right at home in Williamfucksberg

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 8:41 PM

^ Nah. Navarro does have tats and and super gay facial hair, but he also has biceps. He'd scare people in Billyberg.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:15 PM

Biceps? I'm fat and old, and I could tear him apart and not loose the ash off the end of the Newport hanging limply from my lips. But, you have a point in that it's all relative. Just because I cold tear Navarro limb from limb doesn't mean that he wouldn't scare the garden variety effeminate wussy Williamfucksberg poofy male jello fuck. I see your point. But, he's not that big, objectively.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 9:36 PM

i like fat chicks

Posted by dafar | July 29, 2011 8:32 AM

Navarro's mom was murdered when he was a kid, he can do whatever he wants.

Posted by Judge Judy | August 25, 2011 1:30 AM

When are foo fighters playing?

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 9:02 PM

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