Jane’s Addiction has set an August 4 release date for Ritual de lo Habitual: Alive At 25, a concert film documenting last year’s tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group’s second studio album.
Directed by Mark Ritchie and featuring a guest appearance by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, the film captures the tour stop last September 23 at the Irvine Medows Amphitheatre in California — ironically the site of the first Lollapalooza festival show in 1991 where Jane’s was promoting the then-new Ritual.
In a statement announcing the release, frontman Perry Farrell says, “Twenty-five years — what a beautiful milestone for both ‘Ritual de lo Habitual’ and Lollapalooza. Both were great achievements in our lives that also helped change the course of music history. We really sought to come up with a special show for this tour so that the fans could celebrate with us.”
Guitarist Dave Navarro, meanwhile, tells us the Irvine date at the now closed and demolished venue was a highlight of the tour:
“That was pretty historic for us. That theater, y’know, we opened up for X playing there, and…for us to be able to come back and headline that for Lollapalooza and then again 25 years later, it’s pretty remarkable. It was a teary night for all of us.”
Ritual de lo Habitual: Alive At 25 is currently available for pre-orders.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.