Perry Farrell (left) and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, the headlining act at the 2021 MMWBQ in Camden, NJ, Sept. 25, 2021. (Photo by Ari Strauss)
I grew up in the 1980s in Reading, Pennsylvania and WMMR (93.3 FM), the iconic rock format radio station from nearby Philadelphia, was the radio station of my youth. So, when a last-minute opportunity to photograph the 15th Annual MMRBQ music festival at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, came my way, I jumped at the chance.
Perry Farrell (right) and Etty Lau Farrell, along with the Kind Heaven Orchestra, turned City Winery DC into a festival on June 19, 2019. (Photo by Chris Smyth)
If the term eccentricity could be personified, Perry Farrell just may be that person. He has managed to do everything in his own unique manner over a musical career that spans more than 30 years, including two major bands — Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros, a solo career, and the creation of the world famous concert festival, Lollapalooza.
Perry Farrell (Photo by MEENO)
On June 7, Perry Farrell released Kind Heaven, his third solo studio album, and also launched the Kind Heaven Orchestra World Tour. The highly anticipated tour arrives at City Winery DC on Wednesday, June 19. Very limited tickets remain for the show!