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COMING UP ROSES

Jane's Addiction is saying it with flowers. Giant ones. Also masks, parasols and other tropical touches.

It's the stage decoration at the downtown Grand Olympic Auditorium, a rehearsal stop on the re-formed band's first tour in six years.

Band member Perry Farrell says he wanted a festive look.

"I always start off thinking of a wedding," Farrell says. "When somebody gets married, what does it look like? 'Cause the union, the union is probably the most sacred day."

In this case, it's a reunion -- the temporary revival of the Los Angeles cult band that had far more influence than sales of its three albums would indicate. The 19-date U.S. tour begins Thursday in New York.

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