Frontman Perry Farrell is very keen to bring the reformed rockers over to the UK for the August festivals...

PERRY FARRELL would like to bring a reformed JANE’S ADDICTION to this summer’s CARLING WEEKEND, NME.COM can reveal.

Speaking exclusively to NME.COM this afternoon, Farrell said he had not been formally approached but would be very keen.

“Would I be interested in playing Reading? Sure. The final week in August might just fit in [with the end of Jane’s Addiction tour in US],” he said. “I haven’t heard anything about it but who knows – this is how these things happen.”


Farrell also said that following the Jane’s Addiction‘s reunion show at last month’s Coachella Festival in California, he intended to embark on a full tour of the UK with the band.

“It was sensational. It was too short. I want to do more,” he said. “It came about as an invitation from the people who produce the Coachella festival to perform. We had a great time, we did it. It took us a month-and-a-half for the production. In a month-and-a-half you don’t want to end up playing for an hour-and-a-half because it’s not worth your time. So we put out a few feelers to see the temperature of the other promoters around the country and it seems now we have a summer tour, but in America only.”

Farrell added: “As far as coming to England and performing, I only know I will be coming. My plan is to tour for the next year, year and a half. I can’t say positively but I’d love it to be with Jane’s Addiction.”

The Lollapalooza organiser also insisted his postponed Jubilee concert in the Israeli desert would still go ahead.

He said: “We’re going to do it. What happened was bad timing, inviting people there [as the Isreal Palestine crisis was hotting up]. I’ve come to conclude – does trouble really dictate our lives or do we dictate and try and free it of trouble. So I want to go in there now.

“I’ve gone so far as to secure miles and miles of desert in the Judean Wilderness, about 15 miles from Masada, right over the mountain you are down by the Dead Sea.”


Farrell added that his wish-list for those taking part included Stevie Wonder, Barry White, The Rolling Stones U2, Thom Yorke, Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre .

He has not yet settled on a date.