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1997.01.15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (P4P)

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:01 am
by helicine
Found an old article in my archives:
Addicted To Noise
staff writer Gil Kaufmanreports:

Porno for Pyros are getting ready to hit the road again now that guitarist Peter DiStefano has completed chemotherapy treatment for a bout of cancer. According to the band's management, the group will re-group on January 15 for a show in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and work their way up the coast before heading West in March to make-up the dates they were forced to cancel when DiStefano learned he would need the treatment. (The band canceled eight North American dates and a planned South American swing while they waited for DiStefano to recover). Guest bassist Mike Watt, however, will not be making the trip so this means that Perry Farrell will be re-joined by his old Jane's Addiction running mate, Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro, and Navarro bandmate Flea. For those of you keeping score, that means Porno's re-vamped touring line-up will comprise 3/4 of the Jane's brain trust.

A source at Porno's management said DiStefano is "really psyched" to get back on the road and resume touring. Navarro and Flea are currently in an L.A. studio with the Porno's working on a track called "Hard Charger" for the soundtrack to Private Parts , the Howard Stern movie. When asked if the addition of Navarro and Flea was permanent, given the persistent rumors of an impending Chili Peppers meltdown (which their label vehemently denies), a source said that "anything could happen, you just never know." However, the source qualified that by saying that it's also possible that Watt might be in the line-up when the band hits the road again, since everything, in typical Farrell fashion, "is pretty up in the air."
added the mentioned show as an unconfirmed, canceled date ... 1-15/2348/

Re: 1997.01.15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (P4P)

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:27 am
by helicine
and here is a follow-up for that article:
Porno For Pyros Quietly Hit The Road
Changing their plans, as usual.
Addicted To Noise staff writer Gil Kaufman reports:

Now that the "Jane's Reunion" talk has died down a bit, Porno for Pyros are quietly sneaking back onto the road for a series of performances starting next Wednesday (February 26).

The band, who scuttled plans earlier this month for a series of shows with their pals in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, bassist Flea and ex-Jane's guitarist Dave Navarro (after the reunion talk was blown way out of proportion), will play the David Letterman show on Grammy night (Feb. 26), with the Chili Peppers duo in tow.

The next night (Feb. 27), the pair will also join them for a performance of "Hard Charger" outside Madison Square Garden before the premiere of the Howard Stern movie Private Parts . The other pre-movie performance will come from Stern himself, who will be joined by Rob Zombie on the song "The Great American Nightmare."

The Porno for Pyros song, which, if you haven't heard it yet, is very reminiscent of the classic Jane's Addiction sound and one of the coolest songs on the soundtrack, is the first single from the collection, which also features a surprisingly tight Ozzy Osbourne/Type O Negative cover of Status Quo's "Pictures of Matchstick Men," a great song from Flea, Dave Navarro and Chad Smith of the Peppers with LL Cool J called "I Make My Own Rules" and a cover of the Kinks' "Tired of Waiting for You" by Green Day.

The band, with Flea, but not Navarro, will then play a show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York on Friday (Feb. 28), and another on Saturday (March 1) at the Capitol Ballroom in Washington, D.C. A source at Porno's management told ATN that the band will do "sporadic touring" over the next few months, with "a week or two here and there," since they haven't yet started work on their next album.

Ironically, when Porno's dates were canceled in January (including a planned benefit to raise money for the college fund for the daughter of guitarist Peter DiStefano, who underwent chemotherapy treatment for cancer last fall) the official word was that it was to allow them to concentrate on recording a new album. As of yesterday, our management source said the band want to take some time off after these shows "to travel and wind down," and to allow leader Perry Farrell to work on Lollapalooza and his new on-line record label, Insect World.

There is also a possibility that a Porno's tune will show up on the soundtrack to the next Batman movie,whose title track is reportedly being penned by the Smashing Pumpkins.

Re: 1997.01.15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (P4P)

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:34 pm
by helicine
Porno For Pyros Tour Aborted
You won't have Perry to kick around.
Photo by Jay Blakesberg.
Addicted To Noise staff writer Gil Kaufman reports:

Porno For Pyros have canceled their upcoming world tour. On the eve of a planned benefit show to raise money for a trust fund for guitarist Peter DiStefano's daughter, which was to take place last night (Jan. 9) at L.A.'s Whiskey nightclub, the band's label, Warner Bros., told Addicted To Noise that both the benefit and the tour were canceled. In a statement faxed to us last night, Warner Bros. explained: "The band has recently begun working on new material for a forthcoming album, and has decided to forgo touring and concentrate on their new work."

The tour was first canceled last fall due to the cancer-related illness of DiStefano, who subsequently underwent successful chemo treatments. The re-scheduled tour was to begin Jan. 15 in Miami, Florida and run through Feb. 11. A source at the management company than handles Porno For Pyros told ATN that there were no plans to re-schedule the 18 dates at this point.

This has been a weird week for Porno's to say the least. The benefit concert was first called off when, contrary to the band's wishes, the original venue, the Roxy, "leaked" word of the secret show by running an ad in the LA Weekly , which also announced that Red Hot Chili Peppers Flea and Dave Navarro (once the guitarist for Jane's Addiction) would be performing. The show was then moved to the Whiskey, only to be canceled again Thurs. morning. "They weren't prepared to do the show, so they thought, 'Why do it if we're not ready?' " a source at Warner Bros. told Addicted To Noise.

As for the rumors this past December that Flea and Navarro would tour with the group, according to the record company there were discussions with the two musicians about joining Pornos when the group toured Japan and Australia "although nothing was ever confirmed." The two Chili Peppers did collaborate with Pornos on a new song, "Hard Charger," that will appear on the upcoming Howard Stern movie soundtrack for Private Parts .

The band will be filming a video for "Hard Charger" in Los Angeles this week, which will feature a cameo from Stern and the Chili Peppers duo. The song is scheduled to be the first single from the soundtrack album, which will be released on Feb. 25. A new Porno For Pyros albums is "expected before the end of the year," according to the statement.

Re: 1997.01.15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL (P4P)

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:37 pm
by helicine
that article seems to indicate there were more canceled dates than what we have in there right now