Jane's Addiction are in the middle of a three-city, six-show tour of small venues to promote the band's fourth studio album, 'The Great Escape Artist,' which drops Oct. 18 -- and frontman Perry Farrell promises the gigs will be appropriately intimate affairs. "This is gonna be like a low-down, dirty club show for people to see Jane’s Addiction up close," he says.

The trek already touched down in Chicago for two engagements at the Metro, and next up are a pair of hometown performances (Oct. 8-9) at Los Angeles' John Anson Ford Amphitheatre -- which Jane's Addiction haven't played since 1989. Not surprisingly, Farrell can't wait to hit the Ford Amphitheatre stage.

"I’m pretty psyched about it," Farrell tells Rolling Stone of the gigs at the 1,400-person capacity theatre. Following those shows will be Oct. 17 and 18 concerts at New York's Irving Plaza, the second falling on the day 'Escape' drops.

Next year, Jane's Addiction plan to mount a full-scale tour in support of 'The Great Escape Artist.' "I have the set already in my mind," Farrell says. "It's going to be different than what we’re doing now. And we’ll definitely be introducing songs."

Jane's Addiction considered opening the shows with a set of just new material or even by rocking 'The Great Escape Artist' in its entirety, but ultimately -- and wisely -- decided against it. Expect to catch both new tunes and classic Jane's material if you see them live. As Farrell says: "I want these young people to say, before I die, I saw them in concert."