1987.08.31 Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA

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1987.08.31 Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA

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Here's a show that's been on the list since before I started working on this stuff.
I've tried to figure this one out for a while now but it's proven a tough nut to crack.

I started looking into it again this weekend and I think I may be onto something.

First off I think this date comes from Dave Thompson's book The Saga of a Hypester.
On pages 103-104 he says Jane's opened for the Psychedelic Furs at this show.
That same month, August, Jane's Addiction made another of their periodic sorties into the world of Perry's British influences when they were invited to open for the Psychedelic Furs in Santa Barbara.
I have looked around for a Psychedelic Furs gig listing but come up with nothing that shows them in Santa Barbara in August of '87.

I did however find some evidence of them playing in Santa Barbara in 1986.

There's this link to the Santa Barbara Bowl which shows the Furs there in 1986.

http://www.sbbowl.org/performers.htm

Also I've previewed a few Los Angeles Times articles that support the Furs in 1986 vs 1987.
As soon as I can I'll get the complete articles and post them.

It seems to me as though this show found it's way to the list via Dave Thompson's book and that in this instance he may have only been half right.

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Re: 1987.08.31 Unknown Venue, Santa Barbara, CA

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Still don't have the venue, but just nailed this date down as 8/31/87

this show was briefly mentioned in his RS article (which I bet is where Thompson got it from):
http://janesaddiction.org/gallery/artic ... r-20-1987/

well, I did some googling, found shows around the Santa Barbara area, and then came across this tour shirt from 1987 that locks down the date at 8/31:
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http://janesaddiction.org/tour/show/jan ... 08-31/730/
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NICE WORK helicine! :applause:

I've looked for info on this show for years and only ever found what I posted above.
You nailing down the date should make nailing down the venue easier and I'll have a look and see what I can find.
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I've seen Janes Addiction twice, around 1988. Both times they were the opening band, in that L.A. we'll open for anyone kind of way. For Love and Rockets in Irvine, and Psychodelic Furs at the State Theater in Santa Barbara. Ferrell was all about jumping around the stage then, with wine bottle in hand, socks on c*cks a la RHCP minus the sock. If I knew I was witnessing greatness, I would've paid more attention.
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Finally got a venue for this one. Via the LA times 8/30/87
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via LA Times 8/23/87
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Awesome! Now see if you can figure this one out.

https://janesaddiction.org/tour/show/ja ... 9-17/1159/
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Re: 1987.08.31 Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA

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Found a ticket stub for this one. Still no mention of Jane’s. Can’t remember where I got this one?
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33 years ago today! :shock:
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