January 7, 2013 9:50

Perry Farrell working on Jane's Addiction musical

Frontman plans to launch 'immersive theatre' show later in the year

Perry Farrell working on Jane's Addiction musical
Perry Farrell has revealed that he is working on a Jane's Addiction musical, stating that he thinks people are moving away from traditional gigs and festivals as the only way to hear bands performing live.

The frontman revealed his ambitious plan in an interview with Prefix, saying: "My next project is that I'm working on a play, it's a musical. But it's going to be immersive theatre. It's not going to be in a theatre, I'm going to create an environment and the music will be within that environment, and Jane's Addiction will be within that environment."

Discussing his theory about the future of live music, Farrell continued: "There are going to be different environments for people to play music. Musicals make more sense because they're telling stories and they have costumes and something to look at. But it's going to turn into something else. It already is turning into something else. The agony and the frustration is that it's not developed yet."

"I do notice that the way people go out these days and are entertained is changing, and what you have to do is be aware of it, and you have to give them a different environment. That's what I'm doing. I'm working on, right now, a project where I'm going to create a brand new environment, but it's not going to be a club, and it's not going to be a festival."

Meanwhile, Lollapalooza organiser Farrell revealed that Jane's Addiction will also write and record a new studio album in 2013.

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