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Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has told LocalBozo.com that the annual Lollapalooza festival, which takes place in Chicago this weekend (August 3rd through the 5th) for the eighth time, will be expanding again. After adding events in Chile in 2011 and Brazil this year, Farrell said that another new location is on the way, hinting, "We're just about to announce yet another location where we're going to be putting Lollapalooza up next year. So now we're going to be in four locations, and staying on top of the meetings and who's available and that's a bit of a challenge."
This weekend's lineup at Grant Park features headliners Black Sabbath, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Black Keys and Jack White, along with Florence And The Machine, Fun., The Shins, M83, Franz Ferdinand, Metric, The Temper Trap, At The Drive-In and many more.
Meanwhile, Farrell also said that fans of Jane's Addiction won't have to wait another eight years before hearing new music from the band. That was the length of the gap between 2003's Strays and 2011's The Great Escape Artist, but the singer said things will be different this time.
He explained, "We had broken up. That was part of the reason that we took so long, but these days, the best thing that an artist can do or a group can do is stay busy and stay on the trail. And that's what our plan is."
Although the group has split up and reunited several times during its 20-plus year career, guitarist Dave Navarro told us not long ago why he thinks Jane's has endured: "You know, one of the things that I attribute our ability to last as long as we have is the fact that we never fit into a genre, so some of the genres that have come and gone, no one could ever categorize us. Therefore we were never really a part of anything that was considered passe, you know, which is a testament to sticking to what you know, and not trying to fit into a box."
Jane's Addiction will hit the road in August for a month-long trek in the U.S., beginning on August 5th in Cleveland.