FAITH NO MORE first Tour Dates of 2020!!!
On Saturday November 23rd at approximately 8pm Roddy Bottum was the first to publish a cryptic image of a snowy mountain peek behind the Faith No More star emblem, accompanied with the comment 'Psst'. Shortly after this official Faith No More social media pages followed suit.
It wasn't long before FNM.com got it's first overhaul since 2009, simply displaying the same dramatic photo of the highest mountain in New Zealand with a ticking countdown of 60 hours, ominously leading to 11am PST / 7pm GMT on Tuesday November 26th.
The Internet of course went ape shit! Speculation began as fans and music press wildly guessed at what was to happen when the clock reached 0:00. A new single? A world tour? Another greatest hits compilation? A Christmas album? Maybe Mike Patton's ski trip diaries. These were all suggested in a incredible surge of nervous anticipation.
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 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).
13th June - Sunstroke Festival - Punchestown, Ireland
20th June - Hellfest - Clisson, France
26th June - Tons of Rock - Oslo, Norway
Press Photo | Jimmy Hubbard