Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra with Balkan Bump, Jerry’s Kosher Deli
PERRY FARRELL’S KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA TO DEBUT NEW MUSIC IN SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AT THE FILLMORE FOR THE INAUGURAL BILL GRAHAM FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Musical Super-Group to Headline Gala Celebrating Bill Graham Menorah Day in San Francisco – 12/2/18 at The Fillmore
Visionary artist and impresario Perry Farrell announced today the highly anticipated live performance of his new musical venture, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, set to headline The Fillmore in San Francisco on December 2, 2018.
Farrell has assembled a dream team of musicians and performers to deliver an immersive experience of sound and vision. Says Farrell, “Bill Graham set the highest bar for the art of public assemblage at The Fillmore, and we pay tribute to his legacy and to San Francisco by spreading the message of light and peace this holiday season.”
Farrell recently signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with BMG to release his upcoming new solo album Kind Heaven, a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination Kind Heaven set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year.
Slated for release in 2019, Kind Heaven marks the first solo album release from the former Jane’s Addiction and Porno For Pyros frontman since 2001.
Conceived by Farrell and produced by Tony Visconti, Kind Heaven features Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Mike Garson (David 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), and other notable star turns. Sonic highlights include orchestral scoring by Hollywood composer Harry Gregson-Williams, striking duets with Etty Farrell, and a first-of-its-kind sound mix by IMN Creative to create an all new music experience for fans.
A portion of the proceeds of The Festival of Lights will benefit the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation in support of the Bill Graham Menorah Project. Foundation Board member David Graham states, “Perry has the biggest dreams. And he realizes all of them. It’s an awesome gift . . . for all of us.”
The Festival of Lights will take place on Bill Graham Menorah Day following the annual lighting ceremony in Union Square. Also performing that evening is Balkan Bump, the newest project from trumpet player, producer and ethnomusicologist Will Magid, and Jerry’s Kosher Deli.
Show opener Jerry’s Kosher Deli is a jam band comprised of veteran San Francisco players Jordan Feinstein, Ben Bernstein, Byron Rynes, and Greg Anton. They are the house band for the Bill Graham Menorah Day celebration in Union Square, as well as other Grateful Yid events. Playing a mix of Garcia, Carlebach, Reggae and Traditional Jewish tunes, Jerry’s Kosher Deli is “Home of the Jamwich!”
About Perry Farrell:
After dissolving his post-punk band Psi Com in 1984, Farrell co-founded influential pioneers of the Los Angeles underground Jane’s Addiction, building a rabid fan base behind their legendary, high-energy shows. The band would go on to release the ground breaking Platinum-certified Nothing’s Shocking, 2x Platinum Ritual de lo Habitual, Gold compilation Kettle Whistle, and Gold-certified Strays, among their nine album releases. Farrell subsequently became frontman and co-founder of Porno for Pyros, whose eponymous debut album reached number three on the Billboard 200, yielding the Number One single ‘Pets’, and went on to be certified Gold with Good God’s Urge following three years later. As a solo artist, Farrell released the compilation rev in 1999, followed by his debut solo album Song Yet to Be Sung in 2001. Performing as Satellite Party, he released the album Ultra Payloaded in 2007. Farrell is the co-founder and organizer of Lollapalooza, the renowned global festival brand, as well as an environmentalist and human rights activist.
About the Bill Graham Menorah:
The Bill Graham Menorah Project maintains, erects and lights the Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square for Chanukah every year.
The first giant public menorah went up in San Francisco’s Union Square, in 1975. Erected with the support of the late rock promoter and Holocaust refugee, Bill Graham, it is known as the “mama” menorah because of the thousands of others it inspired globally. Though Bill Graham underwrote the entire project, he never looked for any accolades surrounding the Menorah. Since Bill’s death in 1991, Rabbi Yosef Langer, the Executive Director of The Bill Graham Menorah Project and Executive Director of Chabad SF, honors Bill’s memory by dedicating the Menorah to his name. In 1993, Mayor Frank Jordan declared that every year the first Sunday of Chanukah would forever be Bill Graham Menorah Day.
About the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation:
The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation, was formed in January of 2008 in memory of the legendary rock impresario, Bill Graham. The foundation is a public charity that is funded through individual and corporate contributions and grants.
The mission of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation is the administration of grants primarily in the areas of music, the arts and education while also supporting social work, environmental protection and spiritual and compassionate projects in the community. The Foundation also organizes and implements education and outreach programs, exhibitions and other events and projects in like areas which carry Bill Graham’s life story forward and keep his spirit of philanthropy alive.