Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro is set to sit out the band’s upcoming shows due to his ongoing battle with health issues owing to the pandemic. He will be replaced at the gigs by Josh Klinghoffer, a former member of Red Hot Chili Peppers who also records with Eddie Vedder and performs with Pearl Jam.
Recently, Jane’s Addiction members Perry Farrell (vocals),Eric Avery (bass) and Stephen Perkins (drums) released the following statement via social media:
“We’d like to address the questions surrounding Dave and the upcoming Jane’s shows.
“As a band we are in a great place, writing new music, and the bond is tighter than ever. We all hope Dave can be out playing with us; when he feels healthy and ready.
“For the near future, our brother Josh Klinghoffer will jump in for the upcoming shows on the West Coast, South America and some additional international shows to be announced soon.
“We want to thank you for being there with us over these thirty some odd odd years. You know, we’re going to keep throwing down for you.
Last week, Jane’s Addiction announced a series of West Coast dates leading up to the band’s participation in the Lollapalooza festivals in South America.
The Perry Farrell-fronted outfit, which completed a fall 2022 U.S. tour with Smashing Pumpkins, will play the following shows in March:
March 05 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Theater
March 07 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
March 09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium
March 11 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea Theatre at The Cosmopolitan
March 12 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
March 18 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina
March 19 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile
March 25 – São Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brazil