JANE'S ADDICTION Pulls Out Of WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival; PORNO FOR PYROS Steps In

May 18, 2022

JANE'S ADDICTION has pulled out of this coming weekend's Welcome To Rockville festival due to guitarist Dave Navarro's "long bout with COVID." Replacing them on the bill of the four-day event, which will take place May 19-22 in Daytona Beach, Florida, is PORNO FOR PYROS, the post-JANE'S ADDICTION band fronted by Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell.

Earlier today, Farrell issued the following statement via social media: "The gang and the government are no different. That makes me 1%. Rockville, although we are blue that JANE'S cannot be with you at this time due to Dave's long bout with COVID, I am still coming to Daytona, bringing to you for the first time in 26 years PORNO FOR PYROS Featuring myself, Perry Farrrell, Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefeno and Mike Watt. We'll play some JANE'S songs for you as well, but for now let's recall: My boat's capsized it's gonna sink to the bottom. I can see the lights on the shore…"

In 2020, PORNO FOR PYROS reunited for a performance as part of Lollapalooza's Lolla2020 livestream. Farrell, Perkins, DiStefano and Watt (who joined the band during recording of 1996's "Good God's Urge") were filmed outside performing acoustic backyard versions of the 1993 hit "Pets" as well as "Kimberly Austin", a track from PORNO FOR PYROS' second LP, the aforementioned "Good God's Urge".

Rumors of a PORNO FOR PYROS reunion had been brewing for years. It was previously planned for Farrell's Las Vegas show "Kind Heaven" in 2019 before being scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Formed in 1992, PORNO FOR PYROS released its first self-titled debut album in 1993, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. Original bassist Martyn LeNoble left the group in 1996, and Watt replaced him from 1996 through 1997. "Good God's Urge" followed in 1996 before PORNO FOR PYROS broke up in 1998.

Prior to the Lolla2020 livestream, PORNO FOR PYROS' last performance was at Farrell's 50th-birthday party in 2009.

Porno For Pyros at Welcome to Rockville

While we’re saddened that Jane’s Addiction can no longer join us, we are beyond excited to have Porno For Pyros perform live for the first time in 26 years ON OUR STAGE THIS WEEKEND. 🤯 🤘

“The gang and the government are no different. That makes me 1%. Rockville, although we are blue that Jane’s cannot be with you at this time due to Dave’s long bout with COVID, I am still coming to Daytona, bringing to you for the first time in 26 years Porno For Pyros Featuring myself, Perry Farrrell, Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefeno and Mike Watt. We’ll play some Jane’s songs for you as well, but for now let’s recall: My boat’s capsized it’s gonna sink to the bottom. I can see the lights on the shore…” – Perry Farrell

Sending healing vibes to you Dave Navarro 🖤

Posted by Welcome To Rockville on Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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