Jane’s Addiction and
Organizers of the West Hollywood street fest are expected to make an official announcement on Monday that the pioneering alternative rock band will kick off the festival when it is honored with the annual Elmer Valentine Award on Sept. 19.
Jane's Addiction joins a list of recipients that include Joan Jett, Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, the Doors and original Sunset Strip venue owners Valentine, Lou Adler and Mario Maglieri (the powers behind iconic haunts Whisky A Go Go, the Roxy and Rainbow Bar & Grill) when they are feted with the award at the invitation-only event hosted at the House of Blues.
Following the induction ceremony, Jane's Addiction -- whose first live performance happened at the Roxy in 1985 -- will topline the first night's bill on Sept. 20.
Failure, Cold War Kids, Crosses,
Electronic act Empire of the Sun will close the festival on Sept. 21. The Australian synth-pop dance outfit tops a bill that includes Mayor Hawthorne,
Additional performers are expected to be announced for the festival that unfolds at the Sunset Strip's Whisky A Go Go, the Roxy and Viper Room, as well as multiple outdoor stages that block off a swath of Sunset Boulevard.