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Perry Farrell Planning Jane’s Addiction Musical

Perry Farrell
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Always looking for new and innovative ways to express himself and entertain people in the process, singer Perry Farrell has announced plans to mount a fully immersive musical theater experience which will involve his band Jane’s Addiction in some capacity. As per usual, Farrell is full of exciting ideas but short on details.

“My next project is that I’m working on a play, it’s a musical,” he tells Prefix magazine. “But it’s going to be immersive theater. It’s not going to be in a theater, I’m going to create an environment and the music will be within that environment, and Jane’s Addiction will be within that environment.”

Farrell sees the production as being in step with changes in the culture of live entertainment. ”I do notice that the way people go out these days and are entertained is changing, and what you have to do is be aware of it, and you have to give them a different environment. That’s what I’m doing. I’m working on, right now, a project where I’m going to create a brand new environment, but it’s not going to be a club, and it’s not going to be a festival.”

“Whatever is going to happen, the whole idea of music is going to transform,” he continues, laying out his prediction for the future. “There are going to be different environments for people to play music. Musicals! Musicals make more sense [than standard rock shows] because they’re telling stories and they have costumes and something to look at. But it’s going to turn into something else. It already is turning into something else. The agony and the frustration is that it’s not developed yet.”

Also on tap for Jane’s Addiction in 2013 is a follow-up to the band’s last album, ‘The Great Escape Artist.’ Farrell recently told Rolling Stone that he has more than 60 songs written for the disc, and that he plans to begin recording this month.

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