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JANE’S ADDICTION Offer Free New Track “END TO THE LIES” Well Before the August Release Date

Jane's Addiction press shot - the great escape artist - Chapman Baehler

Jane's Addiction - "The Great Escape Artist" - photo by Chapman Baehler

Forming in 1985 in L.A., JANE’S ADDICTION as been firmly embedded in the collective pop culture consciousness for 25 years now. Perry Farrell stands out as one of music’s most forward-thinking and enigmatic frontmen. Dave Navarro remains a veritable guitar god. Drummer Stephen Perkins’ tribal stomp has also influenced a generation of percussionists. The hugely influential Los Angeles-based band has sold in excess of seven million records in the U.S. alone. When lead singer Perry Farrell created the traveling Lollapalooza festival, it galvanized the alternative rock movement and brought it to a whole new level.

The band is giving away a free download of the final mix of ”End To The Lies” exclusively at the Jane’s Addiction website. This is well in advance of the THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST release date this August on Capitol Records.

An early, unfinished version of “End To The Lies” leaked on March 30th, 2011 in Chile when Farrell made an appearance on the “La Ley D Rock” program on the Chilean radio station Radio Futuro, after which the song became an instant viral sensation. JANE’S ADDICTION were in Chile as one of the headliners of the inaugural Lollapalooza Chile, which took place last weekend (April 2-3) in Santiago’s O’Higgins Park. Here’s the story as it appeared in the New York Times.

For THE GREAT ESCAPE ARTIST, JANE’S ADDICTION are working with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol), with TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek on the team. Sitek, best known for his production work on TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Foals, is writing, programming, and playing bass on the album. The band, with Chris Cheney on bass, will be touring throughout 2011 (see preliminary dates below).

JANE’S ADDICTION tour dates:

04/08 México, DF – Foro Sol
04/30 Dallas, TX – Edgefest
05/01 Houston, TX – Buzzfest
05/06 Los Angeles, CA – Music Cares Benefit
07/23 Bridgeport, CT – Gathering of the Vibes Festival
08/27 Reading, United Kingdom – Reading
08/28 Leeds, United Kingdom – Leeds

 

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