With summer being over, there is only one thing that comes to mind: We are getting closer to the release of Jane’s Addiction’s “The Great Escape Artist”. Frontman, Perry Farrell, guitarist, Dave Navarro and drummer, Stephen Perkins, will drop their fourth studio album on October 18th via Capitol. If you have been following our Jane’s Addiction posts, you might have realized the alternative rock founding fathers pushed their album’s street date back a few weeks from the album’s original release date of September 27th. We were quite upset at first, but after checking out the band’s latest video for the single, “Irresistible Force”, the trio was all forgiven.

The psychedelic video coincides with the raw energy that pours out of the tune. The black and white images intertwined with the illuminated and colored graphic takes the viewer on a journey, where getting lost in the song in almost a given. The track, along with the video, brings smiles to our faces that we can’t seem to wipe off. Jane’s Addiction, there is no other band like you guys and we couldn’t be happier that you are back.

We have some more exciting Jane’s Addiction news for you Shockya readers. On September 24th and 25th, the trio, along with bassist, Chris Chaney, will take stage at Chicago’s legendary venue, Metro. The rock pioneers have partnered up with Citi for the sure-to-be iconic performance. Citi cardmembers will have the opportunity to get exclusive VIP packages, custom launch show merchandise and unique chances to interact with the band. Click here for more information on these experiences.

These Chicago dates mark the start of a one-of-a-kind series of two-night stands that will take place in New York and Los Angeles. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets for the Chicago Metro shows beginning on Tuesday, September 6th at 10 AM central time through Citi’s Private Pass Program. Tickets go on sale for the Chicago Metro shows on Saturday, September 10th.

If you remember, Jane’s Addiction have graced this Metro stage before, back in 1988 to launch their seminal, ground-breaking album, “Nothing’s Shocking.” So, the upcoming September shows can be seen as performances that commemorate the band’s past, their current success and the array of musical possibilities in their future. To miss out on attending one of these concerts will be detrimental to your chances of being the #1 Jane’s Addiction fan.

by Lonnie Nemiroff

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