Friday night, Jane's Addiction took the stage of The Roxy to give the performance of a lifetime. In a familiar scenario from the band's heyday, diehard fans of the popular alt-rock group lined up outside the venue for hours hoping to get in to see them perform. Jane's Addiction was back on their old stomping ground to rock their hometown with the jams that put them on the map.
After a series of unusual opening acts, one being two women hooked from the ceiling of the venue dangled above the crowd and stage, it became clear that this was not going to be an average rock concert.
The warm homecoming was symbolic of the band's initial success, as their first album was recorded live from the very same stage at The Roxy in 1987. All original members were there except bass player Eric Avery who was replaced by Duff McKagan. Longtime fans were thrilled with the show as the band played classics like "Mountain Song" and "Stop".
After a ten song set, the band left the stage but was encouraged to do an encore where they played the acoustic "Jane Says" and "Chip Away," giving the crowd one final thrill of the unforgettable night.
[All photos by Timothy Norris for LA Weekly]