It’s been a few years since we’ve enjoyed what Faith No More brings to the live stage and one can only hope that this news alert will lead to some stateside gigs. Check it out down below and know that I will return at the close.
The Press Release:
Faith No More return to the road next Summer, announcing what will be the band’s first European performances in five years: Hellfest (June 20), Sunstroke (June 13) and Tons of Rock (June 26), with more European festival performances to be announced soon.
“Five years, four colonoscopies, two root canals and a handful of prostate exams tell us that it’s time to carpe diem our asses back to Europe asap,” said the band, collectively.
Faith No More last played in Europe in June of 2015, following the May 2015 release of Sol Invictus (Ipecac/Reclamation Recordings). The collection debuted atop the international sales charts: #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in both the U.S. and UK. Rolling Stone dubbed the 10-song album “triumphant, the New Yorker called it “a reminder of everything that made Faith No More great in the first place,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with Sol Invictus.”
Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). The San Francisco-born, platinum-selling band have released seven studio albums: We Care A Lot (1985), Introduce Yourself (1987), The Real Thing (1989), Angel Dust (1992), King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime (1995), Album of the Year (1997) and Sol Invictus (2015).
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: When I caught FNM back at Webster Hall in 2015, it took me back to when I first saw the band at L’Amour back in the days when “The Real Thing” was a brand-new album on the racks of your local record store. I had an amazing time at the show and documented it HERE for your perusal. Now Mike Patton and some of the other guys in the group will have a busy 2020 as not only will they be doing these festivals but they are beginning the year with a limited run of dates for Mr. Bungle. I am sure that you know about that news already but if you don’t just click HERE to see all of the announcements that I posted about it. Since I don’t get to all that many European Festivals, I will hope that some of our readers do and post footage when the time comes around. As I’ve noted up above, I hope this leads to a longer more comprehensive tour and that is all I have to say about the matter. Now its up to you and I wonder what you think. Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time.