Faith No More Have Announced Their First European Live Shows In Five Years
While Faith No More fans have been speculating all week what the band are up to, following some cryptic online teasers, the San Francisco alt-metal legends have now announced their first European live performances in a whopping five years.
The band – Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals) – are set to cross the pond for several European festivals, with even more shows to be announced soon. So far, though, they’ve announced appearances at Sunstroke on June 13, Hellfest on June 20, and Tons Of Rock on June 26
“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,” the band say. Hell yeah.
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While Faith No More’s live return is, in itself, ridiculously exciting, it remains to be seen if they’ll be bringing new music with them.
This time last year, Roddy revealed he’d been recording fresh material with the other members, explaining: “I will periodically go to San Francisco and make music with those guys. What we do is a really special, unique thing that we kind of share – especially like me and Mike Bordin and Billy. We were super young – we were, like, 18, 19 years old and when we started making music, so we kind of get in the room and we have a language that speaks really loud and really clear, at least to the three of us. I mean, where it goes is questionable, but we have sort of a language that’s kind of undeniable, a really sort of family sense.
“I think we all acknowledge that it’s not something that any of us wanna turn our backs on, and it’s kind of fun to do,” he also said. “So in the hopes of pushing things forward and making new music, we continue to do that, to like get together and make new sounds and just have a dialogue about prospects and songs and where we go in the future.”
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Faith No More’s return now includes nine European dates – five of which are headline shows in the UK and Ireland.
According to the band’s Instagram, the exchange appears to be all in good humor.