Jane’s Addiction at Trinity College Dublin: Stage times, set list, ticket information, weather and more

Everything you need to know about the band’s concert on Friday, June 28th, which is part of the Summer Series at Trinity College

Perry Farrell brings his Jane's Addiction to Dublin. Photograph: Scott Legato/Getty Images

US rock band Jane’s Addiction, consisting of vocalist Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Eric Avery, play the Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin this Friday, June 28th.

Formed in 1985, Jane’s Addiction’s first release was a self-titled live album in 1987, which was followed by two other albums, Nothing Shocking (1988) and Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990). Not long after, their initial farewell tour in 1991 launched the first Lollapalooza, which has since become a perennial alternative rock festival.

Since their early success, the band have reformed and broke up more than once: in 1997 with Flea taking over bass duties for Avery on a one-off tour; then in 2001 with Martyn LeNoble and later Chris Chaney on the bass. In 2003 the band released the hugely acclaimed Strays album, before dissolving again the following year. However, 2008 saw Jane’s Addiction reform once again for a world tour, and in 2011 they released their album The Great Escape Artist, with Chaney on bass again.

Jane’s Addiction have since continued to play shows and remain active, and if you are heading to see them in Trinity College, keep reading to find out everything you need to know.

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When do they play?

Jane’s Addiction play Trinity College’s Summer Series in Dublin on Friday, June 28th.

What time should I arrive?

Gates open at 7pm, with the show scheduled to start at 7.30pm.

Are there any tickets left?

At the time of writing there are still tickets available from Ticketmaster.ie.

Who is the support act?

Dublin four-piece WineMom have been announced a the support act.

How do I get there and home again?
Map showing venue for the 2024 Summer Series concerts at Trinity College Dublin
Map showing venue for the 2024 Summer Series concerts at Trinity College Dublin

Plan and book your return travel arrangements in advance, allowing for at least an extra two hours travel time to and from the venue. Attendees are encouraged to walk, cycle and use public transport to get to the concert. There will be one entry point at Lincoln Place Gate between Nassau Street and Westland Row, and there will be no entry to the site via the Front Square or Nassau St gates.

By car: There will be no parking facilities provided at the concert site, and since the concert is in Dublin city centre, you may be best off parking elsewhere in the city and using public transport the rest of the way.

By train: Get the Dart to the Pearse Street or Tara Street stations, as they will be running services to and from the concerts each day. If travelling from Connolly/Heuston stations, get the Luas red line to Abbey Street and the green line from there to Dawson Luas stop, or you can walk as it’s about 15 minutes on foot.

By Luas: Trinity College is well serviced by the Luas green line, just get off at Dawson Luas stop and follow the signs to the concert.

By bus: Since you will be heading to a central part of the city, there are many Dublin Buses you can get to bring you within walking distance of the concert site. Routes 11, 37, 38, 38A, 38D, 39, 39A and 70 will bring you to Nassau Street and routes 9, 13, 16, 27, 49, 54a, 56a, 65b, 69, 77a, 83, 122, 123, 150 and 151 will bring you to Dame Street.

There is no accessible parking available for Trinity College, but if you have a blue badge, you can find accessible on street parking here.

What will they play?

According to the band’s recent concert in Italy, here is a snippet of what fans can expect on Friday:

  • Kettle Whistle
  • Whores
  • Had a Dad
  • Ain’t No Right
  • Ted, Just Admit It...
  • Pigs in Zen
  • Summertime Rolls
  • Jane Says
  • Then She Did...
  • Ocean Size
  • Stop!
  • Three Days
  • Encore:
  • Mountain Song
  • Been Caught Stealing
  • Chip Away
What’s the story with security?

This is a strictly over-18s event – ID will be required and anyone under 18 will be refused entry without refund. Allow time for security checks on the way in, and remember Trinity College is a standing only site. Strict security checks will be in operation, and everyone will be subject to a search permissible under law.

Bags larger than A4 size will not be permitted and all bags may be searched; this can be time-consuming, so consider going bagless for easier entry. There will be no cloakroom or storage facilities. No umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks, drones, laser pens, aerosols, smoke and gas canisters, nitrous oxide and any associated equipment, flares, glasses, or cans, among other items, will be allowed into the event. There is no readmission to the concert, so once you leave there’s no getting back in.

Can I take photographs at the concert?

Yes, but only with a smartphone or small camera. Professional cameras with a detachable lens and any other recording equipment are banned.

What’s the weather forecast?

At the time of writing, Friday is expected to be dry but cloudy, with temperatures between 12-18 degrees, but keep an eye on the ever-changing Irish weather forecast and dress accordingly. Think wellies, boots or runners, layers, raincoats/ponchos and sun cream. But remember – no umbrellas.

Ellen O’Donoghue

Ellen O’Donoghue

Ellen O'Donoghue is an Irish Times journalist