FAITH NO MORE | 17.04.2010 | Coachella
Mike Patton | LA Weekly
"With Faith No More, even though we're a bunch of old men, what I remember about our best shows is some sort of confrontation with the audience. I didn't even have to think about it ... When we started doing these shows, that element about what I do when I perform came back. It's not planned, it's not thought out. I really even sometimes think to myself, 'Hey let's just play the show tonight, don't be an asshole, don't pick a fight, don't do this, don't do that...' and then things happen, you know?
Part of what Faith No More shows are is chaos and unpredictability. Just trying to keep that alive and survive at the same time. Let's just take Fantomas at Coachella [in 2005]. Really my issue was not to stir up any shit or even talk to the crowd or even acknowledge the crowd. I want to play the music as best as I can. I want to make it as perfect as I can. Really it's more like a classical music recital. It's a completely different approach and completely different results. With Faith No More I'm a little more free. To me it's more like rock and pop music so I've got a chance to 'entertain the crowd' or fuck with the crowd and I try and play that up."
Spin | 18.04.2010
A cover of Michael Jackson’s “Ben” found Patton out among the masses and, eventually, crowd-surfing his way back to the stage.
And during the slow-grooving closer “Just a Man,” actor Danny Devito ran across the stage with his shirt wide open and an even wider grin on his face.
Metal Injection | 19.04.2010
FAITH NO MORE's entire set was well thought out and perfectly executed, living up to the hype that has been surrounding them since their reunion rumors proved true. The performance itself, as well as the massive crowd that came to witness it, proved that FAITH NO MORE's second coming is definitely here.
OC Register | 17.04.2010
Dude, it was pretty awesome. Didn't think I'd ever say this ... but Faith No More is killing at Coachella.Set List
And oh whoooaaaaa ... NOW they do "Epic"! With all the passion of 1990 intact! I think I may have been really underestimating Mike Patton all this time. And I never thought I'd be so happy to miss a Hot Chip performance, especially out here.
Reunited (Peaches + Herb)
From Out of Nowhere
We Care a Lot
Last Cup of Sorrow
Ben (Michael Jackson)
Surprise! You're Dead!
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man