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Eric Avery with Garbage @ Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Eric Avery

Eric Avery posted the following message today:

its with very mixed emotions i tell you all that im pulling out of NIN. i know. its been a tough call and i don't know if its the right one. but i really want to focus on my musical life here in la, on film work in particular. as the tour dates kept growing... i just got overwhelmed. i just got home from a year of heavy travel with garbage, the idea of leaving town for another year and a half, and with all the intensity that nails demands... fortunately my friend Trent understands all this and appreciated my pulling the plug now instead of deep into 2013 and 14. go get em gentlemen.
NIN announced their return earlier this year and have since announced spots at Lollapalooza, Made in America, Outside Lands and new fest Mountain Oasis.

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The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour is happening this summer with Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Middle Class Rut, and others. It hits the NYC-area on August 10 at Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT, August 17 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, and August 18 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Limp Wrist reunion show at Le Poisson Rouge are on sale now. Still no advance tickets for their Union Pool show.

Tickets to see The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters at a Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park go on AmEx and a BRIC presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Death From Above 1979 and Fucked Up play a Governors Ball afterparty at Irving Plaza go on LiveNation and Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM. (Music geeks password is "musicgeeks")

Rush Midnight and Rioux are playing Mercury Lounge on May 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction are set to ring in the new year at Atlantic City's House of Blues tonight, and to warm up for that they came to NYC on Saturday (12/29) for a show at Terminal 5. They played a bit off of their late-period/reunion albums, but most of the set was split pretty evenly between the classic early albums with songs like "Mountain Song, "Jane Says," "Been Caught Stealing," and many others. During the set, Perry Farrell also brought out firefighters who aided in Hurricane Sandy recovery that he knew from his high school in Queens, where he grew up, and he gave a speech about being proud of the way New Yorkers handled the hurricane.

A video of Perry giving that speech after playing "Ted, Just Admit It...," plus some other videos, the setlist, and more pictures from the show below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Janes Addiction at Williamsburg Park, 8/17/2012
Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction trotted out the classics from albums like Ritual De Lo Habitual and Nothing Shocking as part of their appearance at Williamsburg Park on August 17th. The band, supported by the uber-ridiculous Die Antwoord, headlined the space and dipped mostly into their pre-split material. Setlist is at the bottom of this post.

In related news, Perry Farrell is bringing Lollapalooza to Israel!

Just hours after Lollapalooza was forced to evacuate Grant Park from the storms that blew into the windy city, Perry Farrell, the founder of the three day music festival and the front man of Jane's Addiction announced that Lollapalooza was expanding in a very big way. Lollapalooza Israel, occurring in Tel Aviv, is set to take place next summer on August 20 through the 22nd. The announcement comes with not much surprise as Farrell has been expanding the festival over the last three years with Lollapalooza Brazil beginning two years ago and Lollapalooza Chile celebrating its first year this past spring. Lollapalooza Israel is the country's first major music festival. [XRT]
Lollapalooza Chicago took place earlier this month in Grant Park. Check out our pictures.

More pictures from the Jane's Addiction / Die Antwoord show at Williamsburg Park are below, along with Jane's setlist and a list of updated tour dates.

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Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Field Report

Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.

If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.

Continue reading "Williamsburg Park opens tonight (check out the full schedule) ++++ win tickets to see Field Report at Mercury Lounge"

We Are Augustines @ Hotel Vegan 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
We Are Augustines

A total of seven Williamsburg Park shows are on sale and that includes Jane's Addiction and Die Antwoord (which will take place on August 17).

It also includes "The Outlaw Roadshow Featuring Counting Crows with Special Guests" which takes place on July 17. Those special guests include We Are Augustines (ex-Pela) and Field Report (ex-bandmade of Justin Vernon), both of whom played Hotel Vegan at SXSW this year (Counting Crows also played SXSW this year). Kasey Anderson & the Honkies is one of the special guests too.

Now there are eight Williamsburg Park shows total announced, one of which is free, and one of which is part of the Northside Festival.

photos by Tim Griffin

Jane's Addicition @ Bass Concert Hall - 5/12/2012
Jane's Addicition @ Bass Concert Hall - 5/12/2012

Jane's Addiction just announced a third leg to their "Theatre of Escapists" tour that will bring the veteran alt-rockers to the new Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn with Die Antwoord opening. The full list of new states and cities (dates to be revealed later this week), including New Brunswick, NJ and CT, are listed, along with more pictures (and the setilst) from the band's Saturday night show at Austin's Bass Hall, below (and more pics at BV Austin)...

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Bumbershoot

The 2012 music lineup was announced today for Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, which is produced by non-profit arts organization One Reel and takes place over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at Seattle Center. The 42-year-old urban festival stands on top nationally in its variety as it showcases both familiar and up-and-coming regional and national talent in many musical genres, as well as in comedy, theater, literary and visual arts, dance, film and children's programming.

Bumbershoot's Mainstage in KeyArena will feature two multi-act performances each day. Artists scheduled to perform there include groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction, jazz legend Tony Bennett, electronic phenom Skrillex, a hip hop double bill with Mac Miller and Big Sean, M83, and AWOLNATION among others. Additional Mainstage acts will be announced in coming weeks.

Tickets are all-inclusive. All festival offerings, including Mainstage admission on a first-come, first-served basis (no separate pass required), and late-night electronic music curated by Decibel Festival for Bumbershoot After Dark, are included in the price of a single-day or 3-day ticket
The complete Bumbershoot 2012 lineup below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Janes Addiction

Back before the Black Keys played MSG, before SXSW, and before They Might Be Giants hit Terminal 5, Dana caught Jane's Addiction at the Wellmont Theater in NJ (which was right after Perry Farrell and crew played a show in Long Island). Here are some pictures from the 3/6 show. More of them below...

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photos by Greg Cristman

Jane's Addiction

The music was mondo intense --- almost more intense than its performers at first --- and proved why this band is one of the major progenitors of alternative rock, and still remains on top. Material from its most recent release, "Great Escape Artist," was dished out liberally among the hits. The band opened with the new track "Underground" before diving into "Mountain Song," which sent several in the audience into a panty-wetting frenzy. The stage set was a sexed-up Warhol carnival with live girls punctuated by cinematic ones.
-[Rochester City Newspaper]
Jane's Addiction headlined Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY on March 4th with Black Box Revelation, part of their Theatre of The Escapists Tour. The above review comes from their Rochester show which was a few days before Huntington which is pictured in this post.

The tour continues tonight at a sold-out Wellmont Theater and soldiers on through late May, thanks to a new leg of dates added recently. All tour dates, pictures from Long Island and the setlist too, below...

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Jane's Addiction at Irving Plaza in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Janes Addiction

Jane's Addiction resurfaced in 2011 with The Great Escape Artist, their first new album of original material since 2003's Strays. They followed the release of the album with a club tour that included two nights at Irving Plaza. In February and March, they'll head out on another tour, dubbed the "Theatre Of The Escapists" tour, where they plan to hit various theaters in North America with support from Black Box Revelation.

According to a statement from Perry Farrell:

We chose to play as many of the great theatres that we could find because we wanted to immerse the audience in a unique experience unlike any they have ever seen at a rock show. Expect an orgy of musical and visual delights. We like orgies, and hope you do too.
That tour hits the NYC-area twice: on March 4 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and on March 6 at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Tickets for the Long Island show go on venue presale Wednesday at 10am with general sale starting Saturday at the same time. Tickets for the NJ show go on sale Saturday at noon.

All dates are listed below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jane's Addiction

Exactly a month ago, not long after they played Deluna Fest in Florida, Jane's Addiction came back to NYC to play two shows at Irving Plaza with Dom (yes, Dom strangely opened both shows). Here are some pictures from one of them (though none of Dom). They continue below...

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photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

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Dana has been down south enjoying the Florida sun and beach this weekend at Deluna Festival. Her full set of shots are on the way, but here are some from Saturday night headliner Jane's Addiction who are now making their way up to NYC for sold out shows at the more intimate Irving Plaza on Monday and Tuesday. We've already given away a few pairs of tickets to the Tuesday show, and we still have a pair or two left if you enter now at the BrooklynVegan Facebook page.

More pictures from Florida below...

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Jane's Addiction @ T5 in July (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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Jane's Addiction played their 2nd of two shows at Chicago's Metro last night (9/25), and we can now semi-exclusively reveal that the promised NYC club shows happening on 10/17 & 10/18 will take place at Irving Plaza. Tickets will go on presale Tuesday (9/27) at 10am EST via CitiPrivatePass.com. Tickets go on general sale Saturday (10/1) via Ticketmaster. We also have a few pairs you can win to the show on 10/18 (the same day JA's new album The Great Escape Artist is released). Contest instructions, all dates and a video from Chicago, below.

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Deluna fest

Speaking of shows the Shins are playing...

"DeLuna Fest and Five Flags Tourism Group are excited to announce the performance schedule for this year's music festival taking place on the gorgeous sugar-white sands of Pensacola Beach, FL, on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. DeLuna Fest's five stages and waterfront hotels along Pensacola Beach will play host to over 80 bands..... Go to http://lineup.delunafest.com/schedule to see the full schedule for this year's outstanding line up for DeLuna Fest 2011 which includes Linkin Park on their only US Fall date, The Shins, Weezer, Cake, Jane's Addiction, Cut Copy, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Girl Talk, Wanda Jackson, Bettye LaVette, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many, many more.

Tickets are on sale now for only $189.95 for all three days, all stages and in/out privileges."
Don't hold Linkin Park against them. We know how hard it is for Florida festivals to sell tickets! Hotel options HERE.

Jane's Addiction @ Terminal 5 in July (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
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Jane's Addiction played a rare NYC show in July. It was free and sponsored by LG. Now thanks to another corporate sponsor, Citi, they're doing it again, though this time not free and more to promote their new album "The Great Escape Artist" (out 10/18 via Capitol).

Starting in Chicago, hitting LA and ending in NYC, Jane's will play "a one-of-a-kind series of two-night stands". The Chicago shows are already on presale via CitiPrivatePass.com. The Chicago shows are also the only venues announced so far. Stay tuned for more details, but all dates are listed, with the band's new video for new song "Irresistible Force", below...

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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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Janes Addiction

As previously mentioned, Jane's Addiction, the band (give or take a member) responsible for 1988's Nothing's Shocking and 1990's Ritual de lo Habitual, not to mention 1987's Jane's Addiction, are playing a free show at NYC's Terminal 5 on July 25th (7:30pm doors, 9:00pm show).

The show is free, but you need a ticket to get in. There were a bunch of Ticketmaster-based "presales" this morning, but they "sold out" quick. Around 1pm today Jane's posted this message to Facebook: "Terminal 5 tickets are officially gone! Sorry to those who couldn't get them, and to those that did, see you on the 25th."

Well, that's not completely true. We have a bunch to give away, and we're offering two ways for people to win a pair (if you are 21+, not our rules). You can email us an entry (instructions below), or enter via the BrooklynVegan Facebook (via a contest post which will be up soon - keep an eye out for it).

So why this concert? Well in the words of show sponsor LG:

The technological force of LG is uniting with YouTube, the largest video-sharing site on the web, to create a one-of-a-kind concert experience that will push senses into another dimension. On July 25, LG Mobile Phones and YouTube will give Jane's Addiction and tech fans the exclusive opportunity to watch and be a part of the World's First 3D User-Generated Concert event. Adding a whole new dimension to the concert experience, attendees will use LG Thrill 4G devices to shoot their own 3D video of what is sure to be an electrifying performance. The 3D creations will then be collected and combined by LG into one 60-minute documentary - culminating in what will soon be known as the World's First 3D User-Generated Concert. Consumers watch the concert live on YouTube (7/25) or at an AT&T store on the new LG Thrill 4G. Fans can tune back into the LG Thrill YouTube 3D channel on August 4th to view the premiere of the 3D documentary. Visit LGThrill4G.com for more information about the concert and the awe-inspiring glasses-free 3D LG Thrill 4G exclusively on AT&T.
So there you have it. Sounds pretty cool. Contest details below...

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We'll also be giving away a bunch of tickets for this show today on BrooklynVegan.com, but our post isn't ready yet and this Jane's Addiction promotion is going on now, so get your tickets via Ticketmaster if you can and stay tuned for more info and more chances to win coming later today. UPDATE: Here is our contest.

Ariel Pink @ Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Ariel Pink

today in NYC
* Dayna Kurtz @ Barbes
* Tony Malaby @ The Stone
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Rachelle Garniez @ Barbes
* Matthewdavid @ Cameo Gallery
* Stiff Little Fingers @ Europa
* Martin Sexton @ City Winery
* Bettye Lavette @ Cafe Carlyle
* The Radiators @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Variety Shac w/ Michael Showalter @ UCB
* Geoffrey Burleson with IMPETUS @ The Stone
* Lovers, Household, Skeleton Head @ Cake Shop
* Lie Still, Amputee, Artificial Brain @ Silent Barn
* Matt Bauer, The Loom, Melaena Cadiz @ Union Pool
* Electric Six, Township, Les Sans Culottes @ The Bell House
* She Wants Revenge, Nico Vega @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Powder Kegs, Team Genius, Mary Page @ Cameo Gallery
* Love Inks, Rewards, Slowdance, Celestial Shore @ Glasslands
* Daniel Knox, Lewis & Clarke, Judson Claiborne @ The Rock Shop
* George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ MetroTech Commons (noon-2pm)
* Fiasco, Balkans, Parquet Courts, Shingles, Moodrings @ Shea Stadium
* The Barracudas (redux), The Barreracudas, Baby Shakes @ Union Hall
* This Will Destroy You, Nighty Night, John LaMonica @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Silk Flowers, R. Stevie Moore @ Irving Plaza
* Liturgy, Sightings, Matteah Baim, SWATi, DJ Todd Pendu @ Knitting Factory
* Silverstar, The Stairwells, The Davenports, The Thousand Pities @ Bowery Electric
* Xray Eyeballs, Night Manager, Teen Witch, Sunny Ali & The Kid @ Death By Audio
* Country Mice, Delilah, Hey Battlefield, Ed Vallance, Show Is the Rainbow @ Pianos
* loadbang, Pygmy Jerboa + On Structure (performing Alvin Lucier's 'Queen of the South') @ Issue Project Room
* Either/Or (music by Robert Ashley, George Lewis, Steve Reich, Richard Carrick and Andrew Byrne) @ The Kitchen
* Pieta Brown, Craig Magnano, Zack Borer, Rumblefoot, Sasha Dobson, Jesse Ruben, Orly, Andrew Gregory, Gabrielle Aimee @ Rockwood Music Hall

Ariel Pink plays Irving Plaza tonight with R Stevie Moore, and then the Roots Picnic this weekend.

'This Week in Indie' coming soon.

The Strokes played "Gratisfaction" on Ellen yesterday. Check out the video below.

Jane's Addiction released a NSFW video for their new single "End to the Lies." Check it out below.

Toro y Moi, who was just announced on the Moogfest lineup, and the Afro-Punk fest lineup, and who has a Webster Hall show coming up, played an acoustic session for Rolling Stone. Check out a video of him performing the unreleased track, "Lately," below.

What else?

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Perry Farrell

JANE'S ADDICTION--singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, and drummer Stephen Perkins--and producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) recently added TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek to the creative team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Foals, will be writing and playing bass on the new album.

The band-who wrote the rule book for alternative music and culture through a combination of genre-defying classic songs and a cinematic live experience--is recording their fourth studio album in Los Angeles, tentatively scheduled for a summer of 2011 release on Capitol Records.
"Dave, Steve and I are fully immersed in the process of making modern music," says Perry Farrell. "It has been a great experience thus far, and the results have so much potential."

"This process has been both inspiring and incredibly freeing," says Dave Navarro. "The events over the last year have proven themselves to be a necessary part of the journey as they have led us to our current creative team and direction." [press release]

The above picture of Perry and Etty was taken to promote their new reality show "Married to Rock."

Mr. Brownstone @ the Bell House in 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Mr Brownstone

The wait is over. Drunken Guns n Roses tribute band Mr. Brownstone will return to the stage on Mischief Night, 2010. It's going down at Brooklyn Bowl and tickets are on sale. I may be unique in that I'm now feeling conflicted between this and Antony with an orchestra at Lincoln Center happening the same night.

The real Slash, who is back on the market, will take the NYC stage in less than a week. Tickets are still on sale (Joe Perry's kids' band 'TAB the Band' and Taddy Porter open the not-too-exciting show)

Duff McKagan meanwhile joined and un-joined Jane's Addiction.

Steven Adler wrote a book.

And Axl Rose refuses to give refunds to those that got the short show in Dublin.

Beast @ CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Beast

Lady Gaga was nominated five times. Considering her rocket to fame over the last year, many were expecting more for her. But at least the contests are going to be really interesting: Beyoncé, [Taylor] Swift and Lady Gaga are going head to head in three of the most important categories: album, record and song of the year. Will one of them sweep, or will the lady vote be split?

One of the usual complaints about the Grammys is that it over-rewards older, established, familiar acts at the expense of newer, fresher ones. MGMT, the Brooklyn synth-rock duo, was nominated for best new artist, a big coup although not unexpected. But some of the shoulda-been names that have been circulated and Tweeted: Grizzly Bear, another acclaimed Brooklyn group; Regina Spektor, a young New York songwriter who started in the underground and has found some mainstream popularity; Diane Birch, a young soul-style singer, just the revivalist type the Grammys usually adore; and the Decemberists, an alt-folk-rock band from Portland, Ore., that released an ambitious concept album this year. [NY Times]

Neko Case, Imogen Heap, Phoenix, Silversun Pickups, David Byrne, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are some of the other familiar names in the list of Grammy nominees this year. As Ben Sisario in the NY Times alludes, the nominations are a complete joke and predictable... but fun to look at anyway. Nobody expects Animal Collective to get picked, despite their soon-to-be status of being one of the highly rated artists of the year (and decade maybe).

One surprise (for me anyway) came this year in the video category. Montreal's Beast were nominated for "Mr. Hurricane". That video with a list of some of the other nominees, below...

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"This is it... but I'm not gonna break down in tears just yet." -Trent Reznor on stage

NIN @ the Wiltern - Sep 10, 2009 (bloodandheadlines)
NIN

Last night (September 10th) was the rescheduled final stop on NIN's "last" ("Wave Goodbye") tour. The show was at the Wiltern in L.A. and ran over three hours and featured many of the same guests that appeared at the previous LA show which took place at Henry Fonda Theater in LA two night earlier. Nine Inch Nails played four LA shows total, two in Chicago, one in Toronto, and four in NYC. Peter Murphy was a special guest at the last two NYC shows at Terminal 5, and at the two in Chicago. Show openers changed along the way, and were either The Horrors, Mew or HEALTH.

Gary Numan (who played at all four LA shows), Mike Garson, Greg Puciato and Ben Weinman (of Dillinger Escape Plan), and NIN producer Atticus Ross all played with the band at The Wiltern. Eric Avery, who was there at the Henry Fonda, didn't return, but fellow Jane's Addiction (who co-headlined the first leg of the Say Goodbye tour with NIN) member Dave Navarro showed up to help perform three songs at the Wiltern. Speaking of porn stars (he seems like one anyway), Ron Jeremy didn't join the orgy on stage, but did take it in from the audience.

In one clip, posted below, Trent (again) explains that he and the band will still be making music, they're "just not going to tour as Nine Inch Nails" (he also said he wouldn't perform The Downward Spiral again).

The setlist, and a bunch of videos from the show, below...

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photos by Paul Birman

Janes Addiction

The [Sunday] headliners started about 15 minutes late due after previous acts Lou Reed and Band of Horses played long, but what Jane's lacked in minutes they made up for in style. Farrell, decked out in a sparkly gold topcoat with tails and matching pants, entered the stage pumping his fists in the air for "Up the Beach" while spotlights poured over the audience and a helicopter roared above. By the time he launched into "Mountain Song" the tempo was set -- heavy, lengthy crescendos, exploding climaxes and falls powered by Dave Navarro's guitar.

Farrell slinked, twisted and jumped throughout, adding in a few hip thrusts for good measure and edging most songs along with a small introduction. "One, two, three days...Have you been to bed yet?" led into "Three Days" -- which featured a pair of dancers in powdered wigs and corsets slinking around behind the band -- and "We swore off women to get in shape for this show. We swore off liquor. I hated that rule. And we swore off stealing" to kick off "Been Caught Stealing."

For "Ocean Size," three giant Chinese dragon-looking blue waves were pulled into the first three rows for Farrell to hop offstage and mock swim in. For "Ted, Just Admit It...," the dancers re-emerged in bondage gear, seated on a bench to resemble the band's iconic "Nothing's Shocking" album cover. "You know, I'm a married man, but if it wasn't for my commitment before God I would fuck everybody," Farrell said. Jane's then re-appeared for two encores, the first featuring "Summertime Rolls" and "Stop." For the second, Farrell brought out Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry to sit side-by-side with Navarro for "Jane Says." [Billboard]

That 2009 festival-closing Jane's set took place on August 9th which was a few days after Steven Tyler fell off a stage.

Lollapalooza Day One pics HERE, Day Two pics HERE, and more of Jane's Addiction below...

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