Jane’s Addiction Shock and Rock at Free New York Show
Jane's Addiction were filmed in 3D for their special free concert at New York's Terminal 5 on Monday night (July 25), and frontman Perry Farrell showed off his three-dimensional personality at the intimate club gig.
In what amounted to be a relatively short set -- the show was free, after all -- Jane's delivered a powerful performance. The gig started out in provocative fashion with two scantily clad female dancers suspended by hooks attached to body piercings as Farrell and company kicked off the set with 'Whores.'
Farrell engaged in a good deal of banter with the audience throughout the night, sharing memories of his New York upbringing as Perry Bernstein and throwing in a humorous bit about him being a real NYC stud.
The musical highlights of the night came from the band's first studio album, 'Nothing's Shocking,' with tunes like 'Up the Beach,' 'Ocean Size' and 'Mountain Song' (see video below) generating the biggest reactions from the crowd.
'Ritual de lo Habitual' was also well represented, as 'Three Days' and 'Stop!' were big crowd pleasers. An extended version of 'Jane Says' closed out the night as balloons rained down from the ceiling.
Jane's played only one song off their upcoming album, 'The Great Escape Artist' -- the first official single, "Irresistible Force.' The tune combines quiet verses with an epic chorus. 'Irresistible Force' is set to impact radio next week, while 'The Great Escape Artist' hits stores Sept. 27.
Seeing Jane's Addiction live makes one marvel at the youthful energy of the 52-year-old Farrell, who pranced around the stage like a young man in his twenties. Guitarist Dave Navarro, as fit as ever, seemed a bit laid back at this gig, but drummer Stephen Perkins matched Farrell's energy beat for beat. They were joined by touring bassist Chris Chaney.
Farrell's wife Etty also made appearances on the stage throughout the evening with sultry choreographed moves alongside a look-a-like dancer.
The 12-song set may have left some fans wanting more, but it was a jam-packed 85-minute show musically and visually. Fans who missed the live YouTube broadcast of the show can catch a 60-minute 3D documentary version of the gig on Aug. 4.
Watch Jane's Addiction Perform 'Mountain Song' at NYC's Terminal 5