Jane’s Addiction’s legacy has fluctuated wildly over the past almost 30 years. In the beginning, the band was the freaky face of the Los Angeles Metal scene. But albums like Nothing’s Shocking and Ritual de lo habitual captured the music world’s imagination with a sound that was mysterious, often romantic and even more often bombastic. And, with a little help from his peers, singer Perry Farrell ushered in the age where the mainstream began to pay attention to the weird “Alternative” bands.
Farrell created the once-traveling Lollapalooza festival, which brought this “Alternative” music to millions of more people across the planet. Without Jane’s Addiction, we might all still be listening to White Lion and Glass Tiger. The band has had a variety of drummers throughout its lifespan, beginning with Eric Avery (who bowed out, again), and later including Flea and current touring bassist Duff McKagan (of Guns ’N Roses fame).
The band’s most recent albums have received mixed responses, but the group’s show along the riverfront at last summer’s Bunbury Music Festival showed that they still know how to have a freaky good time. The band returns to town Sunday at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati’s The Shoe.
7:30 p.m. $38. 1000 Broadway St., Downtown, horseshoecincinnati.com.
NOTE : This show has been rescheduled. From Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati: "Due to logistical issues beyond their control, Jane’s Addiction has rescheduled their Sunday, Aug. 25 performance at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati to Tuesday, Sept. 17. Jane’s apologizes for any inconvenience to the fans. Previously purchased tickets for the original show date will be honored at the venue on Sept. 17. Ticket holders who are unable to attend on the rescheduled date should contact Ticketmaster directly at 1-800-745-3000 for a refund. Tickets for the rescheduled Jane’s Addiction performance on Sept. 17 are available through www.Ticketmaster.com or at Ticketmaster outlets. All shows at The Shoe are rain or shine and all ages are welcome."