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Jane's Addiction to Perform Debut Album During Las Vegas Residency

Image courtesy of Eliot Lee Hazel (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Eliot Lee Hazel (via ABC News Radio)

Jane's Addiction has scheduled a three-night residency at the new Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas this spring, and the band has something special planned for the concerts.  Rolling Stone reports that the guys will play their 1988 debut album, Nothing's Shocking, during the shows, which will take place May 8-10.

Frontman Perry Farrell says the idea to perform the album in its entirety was inspired by a private concert the band played during the recent International CES  trade show earlier this month in Sin City. "We had a blast performing at our event during the CES show this month," he tells the magazine.  "So we decided that Vegas would be a great spot for a final celebration of our 25th anniversary."

The announcement comes as a bit of a shock, since Farrell recently told Rolling Stone that Jane's Addiction would be going hiatus so the singer could work on his new musical theater project, Kind Heaven .  When reminded of his comments about the band being on hiatus, Farrell says the idea for the shows were just too good to turn down.  "Jane's is first and foremost always a great live experience," he declares.  "Just because we are on break doesn't mean we won't go play a great gig if one comes up."

Rolling Stone adds that the group is working on staging some other live shows sometime this year, although the residency at Brooklyn Bowl is the only confirmed performances where they'll play every track from Nothing's Shocking

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