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

February 12, 2009 | 10:22 am


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