Jane’s Addiction Play Surprise Cinco de Mayo Show In L.A.

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Jane’s Addiction surprised LA fans by announcing an intimate show two days beforehand at the club Bardot in Hollywood. Fans waited since 10am for a chance to get into the show, and the ones who made it were not disappointed. With new bassist, Velvet Revolver and ex-Guns and Roses’ Duff McKagan, the band ripped through an eight-song set list to the 150-member audience. The band launched into “Stop” after taking the stage, where a rapturous Perry Farrell exclaimed “Happy Cinco de Mayo!” After the song he told the crowd, “Ay yi yi yi! Dave Navarro told me that means ‘fuck yeah' in Spanish." The band called the show a fan appreciation event and used it as a chance to test out Duff as the new 1/4 of the band. It happened to be his wife, Susan Holmes’, birthday as well, and Farrell leas the crowd in the song “Happy Birthday” before wheeling out a huge cake. The band then finished their short set with several old hits and just one new song from their upcoming album called “Soulmate.” Farrell then noted, “There's nothing like going to see a live music event in L.A.,” before then pointing out notable members in the crowd, such as Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, and Fishbone keyboardist Chris Dowd. With just one track revealed from the upcoming album from the L.A. veterans, it’s hard to say what this record will sound like. However, the crowd that found itself so close to this manic band could have cared less, they were sharing a room about 20 times smaller than any venue the band has played in years.


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