Jane’s Addiction, Empire Of The Sun Playing Sunset Strip Music Festival

Jane’s Addiction will continue celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nothing’s Shocking by performing the 1988 LP at the . In addition to headlining the first day of the event, the rock band will be honored with the “Elmer Valentine Award.” 

The seventh annual SSMF will once again take over the famed Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Calif., Sept. 20-21. The fun takes place on three outdoor stages, with Sunset Boulevard closed to traffic between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard from 2-11 p.m. Saturday and 2-10 p.m. Sunday. Venues on The Strip including Whiskey A Go-Go, The Roxy and Viper Room will also host performances for ticket attendees on a first-come, first serve basis.

In addition to Jane’s Addition, Saturday’s lineup features Failure, Cold War Kids, ††† (Crosses), Minus The Bear, Kaiser Chiefs, The Birds of Satan, Nightmare and The Cat, Beware of Darkness, and Say Say.

Empire Of The Sun tops Sunday’s roster, which also includes Mayer Hawthorne, Iration, Big Data, Tove Lo, Big Freedia, We Came as Romans, Nostalghia, and Fenech-Soler. More acts will be announced.

Perry Farrell & Co. will receive the Elmer Valentine Award during an invitation-only event at the House of Blues Sunset Strip Sept. 19. The award – which is named after the co-founder of the Whiskey A Go-Go, The Roxy Theatre and the Rainbow Bar & Grill – honors folks who have made an impact on the Strip’s legacy.

“It all started for me back when my big brother used to tell me about The Strip, and about the amazing scene where artists like Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison blew people’s minds by pioneering a new sound and influencing culture in a more exciting way than ever before. Complete with massive crowds from all over the world streaming through the streets and flocking to The Strip just trying to be part of it all,” said Farrell.

“So when it came time for Jane’s to record our first album we told Warner Brothers that before we could even release a studio record we had to make a live record on The Strip, and we even recorded it at The Roxy, because we knew that it had to embody that inspiration that came from the heart of that scene.  We are very proud to come from this heritage and are truly honored by the Valentine Award.”

Photo: Mike Danko for the 9:30 Club
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.

Tickets for the festival are available now. Single-day general admission tickets are $75 and two-day festival passes are priced at $125.

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