Navarro and longtime collaborator Billy Morrison will play both albums from start to finish at the second annual Above Ground benefit concert at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood on September 16. The pair plan to enlist the help of as-yet-unspecified guest musicians.
“Both of these iconic albums helped shape the sound of Jane’s Addiction and were instrumental in terms of influences,” says Navarro. “As a young man I had been drawn to theatrical performances, Kiss and Elton John among them.
“When I got to Ziggy, it was as if I had found the perfect blend of theater, story and depth with a musical originality. As for Iggy, let’s just say that our punk rock roots were firmly in place when this album came out, pushing the boundaries of aggression and art and poetry, something that I see in Perry Farrell as well. It’s no wonder Iggy is one of his all-time favourites as well.”
“The Iggy and Ziggy thing has always worked,” adds Morrison. “Even when they both did shows together back in the late 70’s/early 80s, the pairing of Iggy Pop and David Bowie worked. Bowie produced Iggy and they had this ongoing musical relationship that just seemed perfect and iconic to us.”
Navarro and Morrison say the gigs are “a celebration of the vinyl album as an art form”, as well as an opportunity to raise funds for the MusiCares mental health charity. The first Above Ground show took place in April 2018 and featured guest appearances from Corey Taylor, Courtney Love soul Macy Gray plus members of A Perfect Circle, The Cult, Eagles Of Death Metal and more.
“We all work in a business that gives us a platform,” says Morrison “And it’s our duty to utilise that platform for good whenever we can. So the music world has so much influence and real power that so many people don’t use – Dave and I are just trying to use whatever platform we have to help make a small change and I encourage everyone to do the same. Together we can make a difference.”
Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday, June 28 at 10am Pacific Time.
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DAVID BOWIE The World Of David Bowie (2019 UK limited edition 14-track LP issue of his classic 1970 compilation now pressed on 180gram Blue Vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day. With a tracklistinghand-picked by Bowie himself, this compilation is a classic review of his Deram years comprising material from his self-titled first album as well as previously unreleased songs, the first official release of Let Me Sleep Beside You, Karma Man and In The Heat Of The Morning. The vinyl is BRAND NEW housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap PA5890)
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DAVID BOWIE The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars (Mid 70s UK issue of the classic 1972 11-track LP, on the orange RCA label with 'Mainman/Chrysalis' credit, picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The picture sleeve is Excellent with some faint shelf wear & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with only minor play SF8287)
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DAVID BOWIE Welcome To The Blackout [Live London '78] (2018 UK limited edition 24-track triple LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl featuring a previously unreleased live recording of his performances at London's Earls Court during his ISOLAR IItour on the 30th June and 1st July 1978. All three discs are in BRAND NEW condition and housed in a newly designed tri-fold picture sleeve which has imagery by photographers Sukita and Chris Walter and remains sealed in its custom-stickered original shrinkwrap DBRSD7782)
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DAVID BOWIE Lodger (2018 UK limited edition digitally remastered issue of his 1979 10-track LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, including the singles Boys Keep Swinging, Yassassin and Look Back In Anger. The vinyl remains in BRANDNEW condition housed in the gatefold picture sleeve which retains its custom-stickered original shrinkwrap DB77826)