By Hayley St. John | Thursday, January 30, 2014
Well...It's so good that Perry Farrell decided to take some time off to refresh, and gather some thoughts, and maybe even persue new things while he takes a lengthy hiatus. Not exactly. They're back after two weeks.
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Jane's Addiction has broken up or gone hiatus before, sometimes for years, but the band's latest break has lasted all of two weeks. Despite frontman Perry Farrell recently saying that it would be "a couple of years before you see Jane’s again," the often turbulent group has booked a three-night stand in Las Vegas from May 8th through the 10th. According to Loudwire, the shows will feature the band playing their classic 1988 album Nothing's Shocking in its entirety. There's no word yet on whether these will be the only shows Jane's Addiction plays at this stage.
- Farrell told Rolling Stone two weeks ago that Jane's was going on a long hiatus while he worked on an electronic dance music stage musical called Kind Heaven.
- Even before this, however, Farrell hinted at deeper issues within the Jane's camp, writing in October 2013, "This final leg of the Jane’s tour . . . was very taxing -- both physically and mentally. Fights broke out in camp from every angle. There was a loss of band family members, betrayal of confidence, lacks of appreciation, and flat-out acts of stupidity that brought me back to grade school."
- Jane's Addiction, which has broken up and reunited several times since forming in 1985, released its fourth studio album, The Great Escape Artist, in 2011 and a concert album/DVD called Live In NYC last June.