Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction, coming to Tempe this winter.EXPAND
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction, coming to Tempe this winter.
Melina Dellamarggio

Jane's Addiction Is Coming to Tempe

Jane’s Addiction will make a stop at the Marquee Theatre on Wednesday, December 27, as part of a recently announced tour.

Aside from some one-offs and a handful of anniversary shows in 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album Ritual de lo Habitual, this will be the band's first tour since 2012.

Tickets to the all-ages concert in Tempe are $83 to $115 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 3, through Lucky Man.

This time, there’s no anniversary to celebrate or a new release to promote; they’ll just be performing a variety of songs spanning the course of their career since 1985. The tour will feature three of the original four members: Perry Farrell (vocals), Dave Navarro (guitar), and Stephen Perkins (drums). Though original bassist Eric Avery has popped in and out of the band, he won’t be along for this ride. Chris Chaney is the band’s current bassist.

Jane’s Addiction started at the midpoint of the 1980s, playing a blend of metal, punk, and glam, and blew up in just a couple of years’ time. They released a self-titled album in 1987 that got them noticed by major labels, including Warner Bros., who got them under contract.

Their underground buzz was huge at that point, but when the record Nothing’s Shocking came out in 1988, that release generated a giant fan base. Jane's particular fusion of genres resonated with a variety of music fans, particularly as a crossover band for die-hard members of the punk and metal scenes. The ballad “Jane Says” was the huge hit from that record, going up to number six on Billboard’s U.S. chart.

In 1990, they released Ritual de lo Habitual, which had a couple of popular singles, “Been Caught Stealing” and “Stop!" The band split up in 1991 due to conflict between members, some of which had to do with substance abuse problems. But they came back together in 1997 and have been sporadically productive since.

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