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Theatre of the Escapists 2012 has begun!

Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM by User

Opening night of the Theatre of the Escapists Tour 2012 took place last night at the Pageant in St. Louis.  There were new songs, there were old favorites, and there was sex. Needeless to say, this was one amazing night!

 

"Propelling into "Underground," off of 2011's Great Escape Artist, Perry Farrell and company immediately took the reigns of the night with smiles, energy, and most of all enthusiasm. As the lights were drawn to the stage, one couldn't help but notice the elaborate set-up: A stuffed bear, trapeze artists, a giant mold of two nude pin-up girls center stage, video monitors, Black Swan-styled costumes and the longest white gown you'll ever see. As Farrell careened back and forth, he sang "I'll never give up the underground," tipping his hat to the days of counter-cultures passed. Where the current state of contemporary radio rock a.k.a. "alternative rock" is as stale as week-old bread, Jane's Addiction has retained and refined a vibrant, relevant image of the culture it fearlessly created. In the first show on the Great Escape Artist Tour, the boys in Jane's Addiction took the St. Louis crowd by storm." - RFT

 

Some reviews here:

River Front Times

St Louis Dispatch

Eleven Magazine

 

Set list:

"Underground"

"Mountain Song"

"Just Because"

"Been Caught Stealing"

"Ain’t No Right"

"Ted, Just Admit It…"

"Twisted Tales"

"Classic Girl"

"I Would For You"

"Jane Says"

"Irresistible Force"

"Three Days"

"Stop!"

Encore:

"Words Right Out of My Mouth"

 

Photo Credit - Kholood Eid
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