Fan-filmed video footage of JANE'S ADDICTION's August 21 performance at O2 Apollo in Manchester, England can be seen below.
JANE'S ADDICTION will be honored with the Elmer Valentine Award at this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF), set for Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 on the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. The Elmer Valentine Award celebrates the music and icons that have made an impact on the legacy of The Strip.
Since launching its career with its first live performance at The Roxy in 1985, JANE'S ADDICTION has continued to influence the sound and artistic spirit of rock and roll on the Sunset Strip and beyond. This year the group is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its groundbreaking album "Nothing's Shocking", and original members Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro and Stephen Perkins continue to pave the way for alternative rock bands worldwide.
This marks the seventh installment of the award ceremony, where Lou Adler, Mario Maglieri and Elmer Valentine, founders of cornerstone Sunset Strip venues Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy and Rainbow Bar & Grill were first honored in 2008. JANE'S ADDICTION joins a distinguished list of former honorees, including Ozzy Osbourne (2009) who received the first Elmer Valentine Award, which was thusly named after the passing of original honoree, Valentine. Slash (2010), MÖTLEY CRÜE (2011), THE DOORS (2012) and Joan Jett (2013). The invitation only honoree event will be hosted at the House of Blues Sunset Strip on Friday, September 19.
"It all started for me back when my big brother used to tell me about The Strip, and about the amazing scene where artists like Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison blew people's minds by pioneering a new sound and influencing culture in a more exciting way than ever before. Complete with massive crowds from all over the world streaming through the streets and flocking to The Strip just trying to be part of it all," said Perry Farrell, JANE'S ADDICTION frontman. "So when it came time for JANE'S to record our first album, we told Warner Brothers that before we could even release a studio record, we had to make a live record on The Strip, and we even recorded it at The Roxy, because we knew that it had to embody that inspiration that came from the heart of that scene. We are very proud to come from this heritage and are truly honored by the Valentine Award."
Following the Friday induction ceremony, JANE'S ADDICTION will headline the first day of SSMF on Saturday, September 20 and play "Nothing's Shocking" in its entirety.
The two-day street festival will include three outdoor stages, interactive experiences, food, beverage and much more, transforming The Sunset Strip into the ultimate concert destination. Sunset Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Sunday. Iconic venues lining The Strip including, Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy and Viper Room will host live performances for ticketed attendees throughout the day and into the night and after the street fest closes until 2:00 a.m. Entrance is first-come, first-served.