State Theatre and AEG Live present
Theatre of Escapists Tour
Opening Act: Band of Skulls
Sunday, August 12, 2012, 8:30pm; $69.50, $59.50, $49.50
Ticket Office: 732-246-SHOW (7469)
New Brunswick, NJ—State Theatre and AEG Live present Jane’s Addiction – Theatre of Escapists Touron Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 8:30pm. The set list features material from their acclaimed album The Great Escape Artistplus classic songs that have not been played in more than 20 years. Opening for Jane’s Addiction will be Band of Skulls.Tickets range from $49.50-69.50.
The alternative rock pioneers—frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, and drummer Stephen Perkins, along with Chris Chaney on bass—are poised to deliver an immersive theatrical experience as only they can. “We chose to play as many of the great theatres that we could find because we wanted to immerse the audience in a unique experience unlike any they have ever seen at a rock show,” says Farrell. The immersive theatrical experience of the “Theatre of the Escapists” carnival—described by the Dallas Morning News as “a sanctuary for freaks and fetishes”—is captured in a short film now posted at ArtistDirect.com with stellar sets that highlight material from their acclaimed album The Great Escape Artist (Capitol Records) plus classic songs that have not been played in more than 20 years.
The current tour continues to garner critical acclaim. “Once considered a high priest of rock decadence, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell may well be the best preserved of the post-punk, grunge and alternative rock survivors,” wrote Hector Saldaña, San Antonio Express-News of their show at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in Texas. “The wiry frame and wide-eyed, diabolical onstage persona propels this act as much as guitarist Dave Navarro’s high-on-the-neck dive bombs, Chris Chaney’s rattling bass or Stephen Perkins relentless onslaught on the drums.’”
Jane’s Addiction is known as a pioneer in the music industry for their revolutionary fusion of both alternative and rock music in the mid 1980s, making them the first alternative rock band. Their ground breaking musical style served as an inspiration to an entire generation of notable bands including Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, and Smashing Pumpkins. They have sold over seven million records in the U.S. alone and have garnered multiple Grammy® nominations. The bands impressive career includes hits “Just Because,” “Jane Says,” “Been Caught Stealing,” “Stop!,” and “Mountain Song.” They are also credited for their role in popularizing the modern American festival culture by launching and headlining Lollapalooza.
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State Theatre and AEG Live present
Sun, August 12 at 8:30pm
$69.50, $59.50, $49.50
15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ticket Office – 732-246-SHOW (7469)
Online – www.StateTheatreNJ.org
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