Perry Farrell's big ideas for 'immersive entertainment'

Perry Farrell's big ideas for 'immersive entertainment'

This year in particular should be a time of reflection for Perry Farrell, and yet the lead singer of Jane's Addiction can only seem to think ahead.

In late August, “Nothing's Shocking” — the Los Angeles quartet’s first studio album that helped lead alternative rock, with singles like “Jane Says” and “Mountain Song,” to its fruitful ’90s — turned 25. Following a current touring trend, Jane’s Addiction performed the record in its entirety earlier this year in Las Vegas and England. The celebration will likely continue on Saturday, when the band includes “Shocking” songs in its headlining set at Pigtown's Shindig Music Festival.

But during a phone conversation from the road...