NEWS: Faith No More, Jane’s Addiciton, Meshuggah to play Australia’s Soundwave

Here’s the first round of bands announced for Australia’s Soundwave festival. Lots of great bands there but my personal highlights are Faith No More, Meshuggah, Trivium, and of course Jane’s Addiction. I’m especially happy about Jane’s, because this means I can remove them from my Enemies List, which they were placed on when they cancelled their recent Australian tour. The other good thing about them being booked for Soundwave is that it will hopefully force them to stay together until March.

Watch this space for information about sideshows. If there are any Faith No More sideshows you bet yer ass I’ll be there. I saw them at Melbourne’s Festival Hall in 1997 on the Album of the Year tour and I never thought I’d get to see them again.

Faith No More
Jane’s Addiction
My Chemical Romance
Taking Back Sunday
Sunny Day Real Estate
Eagles of death Metal
The Get Up Kids
Reel Big Fish
All Time Low
A Day To Remember
It Dies Today
Escape The Fate
Anti Flag,
A Wilhelm Scream
The Devil Wears Prada
Comeback Kid
The Almost
Dance Gavin Dance
Four Year Strong
You Me At Six
White Chapel
The Aquabats
Rolo Tomassi
RX Bandits
Maximum The Hormone
The Creepshow

February 20, Brisbane, RNA Showground
February 21, Sydney, Eastern Creek Raceway
February 26, Melbourne, Showgrounds
February 27, Adelaide, Bonython Park
March 1, Perth, Steel Blue Oval

More info at the Soundwave website.

NEWS: Jane’s Addiction cancel Australian tour

*(&$#*$#. Jane’s Addiction have cancelled their Australian tour, which was due to start on July 25, because drummer Stephen Perkins has something funky going on with his arm. No information yet on rescheduled dates or refunds but I’ll try to keep you posted.

According to Frantik Mag:

Jane’s Addiction have been forced to cancel their Australian tour after percussionist Stephen Perkins was admitted to the Infectious Disease Ward at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles for treatment of an infection in his elbow.

Perkins is expected to make a full recovery from the infection, but will be held at the hospital for a few days while anti-biotic treatment continues.

The infection was discovered after Perkins noticed severe swelling and pain building in his elbow.

And according to Dave Navarro on Twitter:

Time to address the rumors. Our Australia tour has been canceled. Stephen Perkins has injured his arm and is in the hospital being treated.

He is going to make a full recovery and we are planning on making the dates up as soon as possible. We are extremely sorry to our fans in OZ

We were looking forward to bringing the band to you and PROMISE to return a.s.a.p. Right now we are focused on supporting Stephen as TBC

he is mending…

More information to come but we wanted to let you guys know as soon as we could. Again we are very sorry for the delay…

But this is merely a delay, we WILL be back. I will see him later today and will share your well wishes…

I wish Perk a speedy recovery so Jane’s can get back here and rock, dammit.

NEWS: Jane’s Addiction Australian tour

Woohoo!!! The NIN/JA tour may not be coming here (boo!), but I can still catch the reunited original line-up of Jane’s Addiction at their own show here in Melbourne on July 30.

Here are the full tour dates:

July 25: Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay (QJump)

July 26: Brisbane (Ticketek)

July 27: Sydney (Ticketek)

July 29: Adelaide (Thebarton Theatre)

July 30: Melbourne (Ticketmaster)

August 1: Perth (SMH)