JANE’S ADDICTION will release “Ritual De Lo Habitual – Alive At Twenty-Five” on Blu-ray, DVD, CD and vinyl on August 4. It is presented by Rock Fuel Media in association with Sonic Films, Cleopatra Records and MVD Entertainment Group.
Captured live in stunning 4K resolution using twenty cameras, the set sees JANE’S ADDICTION — Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney — performing its multi-platinum alt-rock masterpiece album in its entirety, along with the bands biggest hits. The effort was filmed by director Mark Ritchie (Kanye West, Madonna) on September 23, 2016 at the now-demolished Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California, the birthplace of Lollapolooza twenty-five years ago, at the final show of the band’s “Silver Spoon Anniversary” tour celebrating groundbreaking LP that changed the rock music landscape forever. Included are classic songs “Stop!”, “No One’s Leaving”, “Been Caught Stealing”, “Classic Girl”, “Three Days” featuring FOO FIGHTERS‘ Taylor Hawkins, along with JANE’S hits “Ted, Just Admit It…” and “Jane Says”, performed before a packed house of 15,000 fans.
“Twenty-five years — what a beautiful milestone for both ‘Ritual De Lo Habitual’ and Lollapalooza,” says JANE’S ADDICTION vocalist Perry Farrell. “As both were great achievements in our lives that also helped change the course of music history, we really sought to come up with a special show for this tour so that the fans could celebrate it with us.”
JANE’S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro told Billboard: “In preparing for the tour, I had to re-learn quite a bit of the album. It was inspiring to undo some of the rules we have become used to in our later years and get back in touch with a more expansive and unorthodox approach. Staying in this mindset made for an extra special celebration tour and we were oddly able to become our own inspiration… The students teaching the masters.”
The songs on “Ritual De Lo Habitual” fully embrace JANE’S ADDICTION‘s psychedelic and progressive side. Tracks like “Three Days” and “Then She Did…” exceed the eight-minute mark, becoming elegant aural tapestries with mystique a la LED ZEPPELIN. The album reached 3x-platinum in the U.S. with two #1 singles, “Stop!” and “Been Caught Stealing”, the latter of which was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Rock Performance”.