Porno For Pyros Play First Full Set Since 1998 at Welcome to Rockville

Group filled in for Jane’s Addiction, who canceled on short notice
Photo: Nathan Zucker

Porno For Pyros played their first full set since 1998 yesterday (May 22) at the Welcome to Rockville festival at Daytona Motor Speedway in Daytona, Florida. The group was a short-notice replacement for fellow Perry Farrell-led act Jane’s Addiction, who canceled due to what it said was guitarist Dave Navarro’s “long bout with COVID.”

Yesterday, Farrell was backed by Porno For Pyros guitarist Peter DiStefano as well as on-again/off-again bassist Mike Watt. Original drummer Stephen Perkins was announced last week as part of the lineup but did not perform due to a “bad infection,” according to Farrell. He was replaced by his drum tech Mike Gryciuk, while Farrell collaborator Nick Maybury also played guitar. Farrell’s wife Etty Lau and Joie Shettler provided backing vocals.

The group’s 13-song set was comprised of six songs from its self-titled 1993 debut, including the hit single “Pets,” and three from 1996’s Good God’s Urge. Four Jane’s Addiction songs were also performed: “1%,” “Ain’t No Right,” “Mountain Song” and “Stop.”

As previously reported, Jane’s Addiction will tour with Smashing Pumpkins this fall, beginning Oct. 2 in Dallas.

Porno for Pyros Welcome to Rockville Setlist:

“Porpoise Head”
“Sadness”
“Porno for Pyros”
“Meija”
“Cursed Female”
“Pets”
“Blood Rag”
“Ain’t No Right” (Jane’s Addiction cover)
“Good God’s Urge!”
“Tahitian Moon”
“1%” (Jane’s Addiction cover)
“Mountain Song” (Jane’s Addiction cover)
“Stop” (Jane’s Addiction cover)

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