Jane’s Addiction to play shocking show at Brooklyn Bowl

Jane’s Addiction to play shocking show at Brooklyn Bowl
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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.”

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