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Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell has signed a worldwide solo deal with BMG to release his first solo album in more than 18 years, Kind Heaven. The Lollapalooza co-founder will drop the album in 2019, in conjunction with his immersive $90 million entertainment destination King Heaven, which is slated to open at the LINQ Promenade next year.
Kind Heaven is the long-awaited follow-up to Farrell's Song Yet To Be Sung 2001 solo album, produced by the singer and legendary David Bowie collaborator producer Tony Visconti, with a long list of guest performers. Among the features on the album: Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mike Garson (Bowie), Matt Chamberlain (Soundgarden), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Peter Distefano (Porno For Pyros), Dhani Harrison, Elliot Easton (The Cars), Joachim Garraud (David Guetta), as well as other unnamed cameos. The album will also feature scoring from Harry Gregson-Willams (Shrek, The Martian) and duets with his wife, Etty Farrell.
“Every concept I’ve ever had began with music as its bedrock," said Farrell in a statement. "Jane's Addiction, Lollapalooza and now Kind Heaven. I am energized by my partnership with BMG and their commitment to my music, and to powering it with state of the art technology. Kind Heaven is mixed in Dolby Atmos, Binaurally, and, of course, in Stereo.”
Farrell will perform songs from the album with his new band at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on December 2, headlining The Festival of Lights benefit in support of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.
"Perry Farrell has been a ground-breaking force in rock culture for three decades," said Fred Casimir, BMG's EVP of Global Recordings. “With Lollapalooza he has been a pioneer in creating new music-based experiences. With Kind Heaven, Perry is now taking things on to another level and we are delighted to partner with him on this extraordinary album.”