Jane’s Addiction to play shocking show at Brooklyn Bowl

Shirts optional: Perry Ferrell, left, and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, which will play Brooklyn Bowl on May 13.
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Grandfathers of weirdo alt-rock band Jane’s Addiction will play its seminal album “Nothing’s Shocking” in its entirety at Brooklyn Bowl on May 13.

The band, which melded heavy metal, punk, and new wave into a fresh sound, released the album in the summer of 1988 and with popular tracks including the junky tale “Jane Says,” “Ted, Just Admit It…,” and “Pigs in Zen,” it had a huge effect on the history of alt-rock and grunge, influencing the sounds of rock bands such as Seattle’s Nirvana and Soundgarden, as well as the English band Radiohead.

Jane’s Addiction is not the first world-famous band to play a stint at the Brooklyn Bowl. Arena-rock giants Guns ‘N’ Roses played a surprise show at the bowling alley in 2013 — but only one original member of the band, lead singer Axl Rose, was on hand. For Jane’s Addiction, three out of four of the members from the band’s heyday will be at the Bowl, including Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins, and Dave Navarro.

Tickets, which are $125 a piece, go on sale on Friday and will probably sell out before you can say “I’m done with Sergio.”

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Jamie from flatbush says:
Call me when they do Rituel de lo habitual. We oldsters can't be staying up late that often, even to get our nostalgia on.
April 23, 2015, 9:24 am
Elizabeth from Prospect Heights says:
$125? I don't think so. I'll just remember seeing them in Toronto back in 1990, where I had my first chocolate croissant that glorious weekend. Tix were $25, Canadian. I love Jane's Addiction, but really?
April 23, 2015, 12:14 pm

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