During concerts, a musician’s wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal to see Jane’s Addiction presented by Rock Radio The Edge 103 at Artpark. For $30, you get one ticket for reserved seating in rows DD–LL of second-tier left or second-tier right on Monday, August 20, at 8 p.m. (up to a $60.25 value, including all fees). Gates open at 7 p.m., and the theater opens at 7:30 p.m.
Even though Perry Farrell coined the phrase “Alternative Nation,” invented the Lollapalooza concert series, and played midwife to the genre of modern rock in the 1990s, his musical powers are even more attuned in 2012. Jane’s Addiction, composed of frontman Farrell, guitar wizard Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins, and Chris Chaney on bass, could be Florida retirees betting on games of shuffleboard and coasting on the success of seminal albums such as Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual De Lo Habitual. Instead, the band lets its freak flag fly with its latest album, The Great Escape Artist. Designed for an intimate theater presentation, the tour eschews the rituals of a rock concert to immerse audiences in an extrasensory experience at Artpark. As Perry stretches his elastic voice, Dave Navarro proves why he’s one of the most respected modern-rock guitarists and Stephen Perkins beats the drums like Muhammad Ali fluffing a pillow as the band tears through a slew of new tracks and old favorites such as “Jane Says,” “Mountain Song,” and “Been Caught Stealing.”