The full set from Jane’s Addiction‘s special performance at last night’s Google I/O After Hours party has been made available online by YouTube; you can view the concert in HD here. The 42-minute set consisted of classic Jane’s tracks, as well as “End To The Lies” from the band’s forthcoming new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’, which is due out this August through Capitol Records.
For The Great Escape Artist, Jane’s Addiction is working with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol) and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. Sitek, who is best known for his production work on TV on the Radio and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is writing, programming, and playing bass on the album. When Jane’s Addiction hits the road this summer, they will have Chris Chaney handling bass duties.
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.
JANE’S ADDICTION have written the rule book for alternative music and culture through a combination of genre-defying classic songs and a cinematic live experience. Great bands break rules, but legends write their own.