Perry Farrell is running hot in the studio these days, prepping work for all three of his bands — Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros, and Kind Heaven Orchestra. Farrell confirmed that original Jane’s bassist Eric Avery is firmly back in the fold, telling NME, “Yes, and we recorded three songs with him. That Jane’s rhythm section is back. I feel like making music, and I don’t want to wait around for anyone to tell me that I’m worth it so I’m just going to put it together.”

Farrell spoke about the liberation his new Imprint Label has had on his creativity across his musical palatte: “I invited Eric to participate in songwriting, I went up to Johnny Depp’s place and laid down seven or eight songs. Some of them are Kind Heaven Orchestra, some of them are Porno’s, some of them are Jane’s Addiction. Everybody contributed. Now I have these songs, I hang on to them and to me they’re valuable. I don’t need anyone to tell me what they’re worth. I can put them out at a pace, and it could be six months or eight months or wait a year. If I want to, I can drop one next week, but I wouldn’t. You want to have a grand carriage for your songs. But, I don’t have 50 other things that I have to drop. I can really dress the window myself, because it’s my own store.”

Regarding Jane’s Addiction’s upcoming tour with Smashing Pumpkins, Farrell said, “We’re building a really well-produced show. A record is one thing but if you’re going to bother to appear then you’re performing, so the performance is going to be incredible. Wardrobe, video, dancers, it’s all going to be there.”

  • Smashing Pumpkins / Jane’s Addiction tour dates (subject to change):
    October 2 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
    October 3 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
    October 5 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
    October 7 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
    October 8 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Casino
    October 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
    October 11 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
    October 13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
    October 14 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
    October 16 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
    October 18 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
    October 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
    October 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
    October 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
    October 24 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
    October 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
    October 27 – Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
    October 29 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
    October 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
    November 1 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
    November 2 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
    November 4 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
    November 5 – Chicago, IL – United Center
    November 7 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
    November 9 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
    November 11 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
    November 12 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
    November 13 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
    November 15 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
    November 16 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
    November 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
    November 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl


  • Jane’s Addiction‘s last album was 2011’s The Great Escape Artist.
  • The album, which topped out at Number 12 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marked the band’s first studio set since 2003’s Strays.
  • Strays, which hit Number Four, was co-produced by Bob Ezrin, was the band’s first album to feature bassist Chris Chaney who replaced Eric Avery.

CHECK IT OUT: Jane’s Addiction on September 25th, 2021 performing “Just Because,” “Pigs In Zen,” and “Been Caught Stealing” live in Camden, New Jersey: