Jane's Addiction third leg of North American “Theatre of the Escapists” tour dates (VIDEO)

Jane's Addiction announced the third leg of their North American “Theatre of the Escapists” tour. 

Joining them on their new summer dates--which go on sale this week—will be various support acts on select shows including Mutemath, Band of Skulls and Die Antword.

The immersive theatrical experience of the “Theatre of the Escapists” carnival--described by the Dallas Morning News as “a sanctuary for freaks and fetishes” (5/11/12)--is captured in this short film now posted at ArtistDirect. (http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/jane-s-addiction-debut-theatre-of-the-escapists-video-on-artisdirect-com/10071806), with stellar sets that highlight material from their acclaimed album The great Escape Artist (Capitol Records) plus classic songs that have not been played in more than twenty years, such as “Classic Girl” and “I Would for You.”

Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for these shows starting Wednesday, May 16 at 10 AM through 10 PM on Thursday, May 17 (or until the show sells out) through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details, visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com/.

The presale at http://www.janesaddiction.com/ will also occur on the same dates and purchasers will have the option of bundling their ticket with an unsigned special edition tour lithograph and a 20% discount at their online store (excluding media and bundles).

Regular on sales are set for Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19.

From the release:

Frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass, just embarked on the second leg of the tour last week in the Southwest and continue to garner critical acclaim.  "Once considered a high priest of rock decadence, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell may well be the best preserved of the post-punk, grunge and alternative rock survivors,” wrote Hector Saldańa, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS (5/7/12) of their show at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. 

“The wiry frame and wide-eyed, diabolical onstage persona propels this act as much as guitarist Dave Navarro’s high-on-the-neck dive bombs, Chris Chaney’s rattling bass or Stephen Perkins relentless onslaught on the drums. Farrell created bedlam with his dance moves and slinky, sexual presence on ‘Just Because’ and the classic ‘Been Caught Stealing.’”  See more critical soundbites below.

Catch the continued “Theatre of the Escapists” tour in these cities and venues this summer:

Cleveland, OH
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Syracuse, NY
Landmark Theatre  

Boston, MA
Bank of America Pavilion 
Band Of Skulls

New Brunswick, NJ
State Theatre 
Band Of Skulls

Philadelphia, PA
Mann Center for the Performing Arts 
Die Antwoord

Brooklyn, NY
Williamsburg Park     
Die Antwoord

Ledyard, CT
MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino - MGM Grand Theater
 opener TBA

Pittsburgh, PA
Stage AE
 opener TBA

Bosie, ID
Idaho Botanical Garden

Reno, NV
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

“Jane's Addiction and its melange of eclectic eye candy swept through Albany's sold-out Palace Theatre Friday night. With a pair of story-tall nude statues, non sequitur film clips and scantily clad sexpots swinging about, it made sense that the carnival-like spectacle was conceived by one of alternative music's most avant-garde acts.”
--Shannon Fromma,  ALBANY TIMES UNION, March 4, 2012

“The music was mondo intense …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.”
--Greg Cristman, BROOKLYNVEGAN.COM, March 7, 2012

“In a sold-out, Friday night concert at the Palace Theatre, Jane’s was an utter behemoth, coaxing  heavy, grooving stadium rock from the band’s four musical voices. Together they were epic and authoritative, 100 percent in control at all times…”
--Jeremy D. Goodwin, METROLAND (Albany, NY), March 8, 2012

“The ‘Theatre of the Escapists’ tour was less about Vegas-style, Cirque du Soleil showmanship and more about the freaks inside of us -- the fringe, the broken, the hopeful, the rebellious…. Frontman Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, bassist Chris Chaney and drummer Stephen Perkins recreated their tunes in the space they occupied Thursday night -- a whole, unique sound that reflected the in-the-moment energy of their fans… Jane's Addiction is as current today as it was as a breakout act nearly three decades ago. Within the power core of Farrell, Navarro and Perkins lies its secret to longevity.”
--Jennifer Chancellor, TULSA WORLD (OK), March 16, 2012

“The show was a reminder that many imitators have tried to mimic the distinctively sexual sound and energy of Jane’s Addiction, but few have been able to capture lightning in a bottle like this band did – and continues to do.”
--John Serba, GRAND RAPIDS PRESS, March 21, 2012

“Jane’s Addiction was awesome...The entire scene was deliriously entertaining.”
--Peter Black, TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANET, March 22, 2012

“Jane’s Addiction’s performance was nothing less than spectacular.”
--Nick Semrad, INSIDEMILWAUKEE.COM/IMPRESS.COM, March 26, 2012

“…an incredible show…”
--Lara Kinne, LOUISVILLE.COM, March 24, 2012

“Jane’s Addiction put on a show Friday at the Louisville Palace that left their fans buzzing and begging for more.”
--David A. Mann, NEWS AND TRIBUNE (Louisville, KY), March 26, 2012

“It was a night for the ages with a band for the ages and is destined for The Hall.”
--Ryan Swerdlin,  HONEST TUNE.COM (Atlanta, GA), March 24, 2012

“From what I saw and heard, Jane's seems to be hitting a whole new chapter, pushing the envelope, shaking things up, stretching the confines of their unique style with this new album.  They certainly proved  they continue to be a  force to be reckoned with, relevant and relatable in today's music scene. And as Jane's continues to break new ground stylistically as true artistic innovators, their fans couldn't be happier. The magic spell of Jane's Addiction continues. Play on. Play on.”
-- Linette Britt, EXAMINER.COM (Louisville, KY), March 27, 2012

Watch the video for “Underground”

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