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Here we go (again): Jane's Addiction to play the Echoplex Monday


While Jane's Addiction had planned to play a last-minute secret show this past Monday, it appears the band has worked out the kinks and found the perfect-sized venue to once again tease fans this coming Monday. 

This time, however, more than 150 or so will be able to get in. The original lineup of the Los Angeles-bred foursome will play to the JA faithful who sign up at Jane's Addiction's recently re-launched website at the Echo Park club for just $10.  But, alas, there's a catch: They will only take the first 500 or so comers, so the window to get into the gig is basically today for those who sign up.

Eric Avery, the band's bassist, wrote on his blog Wednesday that the show is 18+, and that only the "first 500 folks" would be on some kind of guest list that will enable them to see the intimate gig.  Dave Navarro gave away tickets to the upcoming engagement on his radio show Wednesday evening on the "new" Indie 103.1.com.

Further, Jane's Addiction fan website xiola.org hints that the band, or at least certain members, might be in the studio with Trent Reznor working on new material. Pop & Hiss can't yet confirm this, but it's likely Jane's Addiction is working on writing at least a few new songs. The recent spate of shows in small venues goes beyond nostalgia, leading some to believe the band is perhaps working toward something bigger (a tour, at the very least?).

The band's manager, Peter Katsis, would only confirm today the band is "in the studio" and wouldn't comment on a tour or on the Reznor rumors.  He did confirm Monday's gig and that the forthcoming box set "Cabinet of Curiosities" is on track for a spring debut, although the release date has been pushed back once again, this time to April 28.

UPDATE 02/13: The confirmation email is going out to those who signed up to the website tonight, the band's management said late Friday afternoon. If you don't receive an email by Saturday, chances are you have not been selected as one of the chosen 500 or so to see the band Monday.

-- Charlie Amter

Photo by Kevin Casey / Los Angeles Times

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I waited for six hours to get into El Cid, only to be turned away when I finally made it to the front. I sure hope I can see this one. I know better than to get in line this time.

I hear you, Sean. Basically, if you haven't signed up at janesaddiction.com by now, I would advise not going to the Echoplex, as it will be a madhouse. Rumors have been floating around regarding this show for weeks and it's safe to assume the band's new website has well over 500 names by now. My guess is today they filled up the list for sure, if it wasn't filled up already. An email blast will likely go out to the lucky ones soon, otherwise, not a fun way to spend a Monday evening trying to get into a show like that. I think the band is trying to get a bit more organized this time and not provide false hope to those simply getting in line on a first come, first serve basis.

Hey Charlie

I met you at the last show. We were in line together I was the one wearing Silversun Pickups shirt and we talked about the pickups.

I signed up for the mailing list last Friday when Avery mentioned it. Hopefully I will see you there.

Hey Charlie. I signed up around 1 p.m. yesterday. Somehow I don't think I made it! You never know, though. If you hear that the email blast went out already, let us know! Thanks. Cheers.

Has the confirmation email gone out yet?

I wish this band would stop getting back together. 1990 was a long time ago, it's time to leave it behind.


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