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Jane’s Addiction brings tour to Ovens in May

Jane’s Addiction announced the second leg of its Theatre of Escapists tour today, which includes a May 23 stop at Ovens Auditorium. Special guest the Duke Spirit opens the show. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster outlets, the Ovens Auditorium box office, and by calling 1-800-745-3000. Pre-sale tickets will be available at the band’s website,

Jane’s Addiction’s lineup currently consists of founders Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, and Stephen Perkins with Chris Chaney on bass. Original bassist Eric Avery played with the band when it opened for Nine Inch Nails on its last trip to Charlotte in summer 2009. The group has since released a new album, “The Great Escape Artist.”

The Los Angeles quartet emerged from the underground music and art scene during the mid `80s. Though it had been gathering critical acclaim with the now alt-rock classic “Nothing’s Shocking,” 1990′s “Ritual de lo Habitual” served as its mainstream breakthrough. However, the band broke up shortly after. A reunion tour was launched in 1997 and Farrell, Navarro, and Perkins have been on again/off again ever since.

Locally the UK’s Duke Spirit has opened for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Incubus, and Ted Leo & the Pharmacists. According to the blurb on Vimeo the track below, “Don’t Wait,” was actually written in a dressing room in Charlotte.


The Duke Spirit – Don’t Wait from The Duke Spirit on Vimeo.

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