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3004, 2009

Faith No More to play Roskilde

April 30th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Another day, another Faith No More date confirmation. The re-formed group will play the iconic Roskilde festival in Denmark on the weekend of 2-5 July. Confirmation came in a colourful post on the official festival website:  “Mike Patton and his esquires are back together again after 11 years, and they play one of their reunion concerts at Roskilde Festival. They have been one of our wettest dreams this entire festival season. Negotiations started in the autumn but the pieces have not fallen into place until now”

Faith No More last played Denmark at VEGA in Copenhagen in 1997. It is the band’s first July date confirmed so far.

2904, 2009

Faith No More to play Frankfurt indoor date

April 29th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

It looks like Faith No More are lining up a SIXTH German tour date on The Second Coming Tour 2009. The Twitter feed of the laut.de German music site reports that the reformed group will play in Frankfurt’s Jahrhunderthalle on Monday 22 June. The gig will be their fourth in four days and yet another German stop. Faith No More have already confirmed dates at the Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide in Berlin and the Hurricane and Southside Festivals in June and the Highfield and Area 4 festivals in August.

Update. This has now also been confirmed on the venue website. Tickets on sale shortly.

Note: All tour dates wil be updated on the right column later today.

2904, 2009

Faith No More confirmed for Sziget festival

April 29th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

We’ve heard the rumours before but now Hungarian music site Zene reports that in the next few days Faith No More will be confirmed as playing the legendary Sziget festival in Hungary. The festival takes place on Obudai Island in Budapest from 13-18 August. The report states that Faith No More will be added to the bill along with the Manic Street Preachers, Editors and Tricky in the next few days. Already confirmed for the festival are Bloc Party, The Prodigy, The Offspring and Placebo.

Update: This has now been confirmed on the Sziget site. No dates of an exact date yet but that could come from fnm.com or through Bill Gould later.

Faith No More previously played the festival in 1997. See below (virtually the whole performance is available as a playlist from LitanyCrash on YouTube albeit with slightly warped sound):

2804, 2009

Tour update

April 28th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Some bite-size tour updates.

  • Firstly, the Brixton Academy  on 10 June rumour has been firmed up according to our friends at Stubbadub.
  • Secondly, a US tour is looking less likely. (via Stubbadub). Sample quote: “When asked if there was any chance if the reunited Faith No More would do any shows in the US, he replied, “Very slim.” When asked why they were focusing on Europe, he replied “Because that’s where the offers have been coming from. That’s where the demand is.”
  • Thirdly, from Bill Gould’s latest Tweet, the tour will be called Faith No More: The Second Coming Tour 2009.
  • Finally, belated birthday wishes to Bill on his 46th birthday last Friday.
2404, 2009

Faith No More to play warm-up dates in London and Scotland?

April 24th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Rumours now abound that Faith No More will play “secret” warm-up gigs for their European festival tour in London’s Brixton Academy on 10 June and in Scotland on 11 June before their Download engagement on 12 June. A Bill Gould Tweet today alludes to being in Scotland on the latter date (“Anyone know a good restaurant to book a reservation, in Scotland, around June 11th, for around 6-12 people?”: although he does add that he’s only joking in his next Tweet) and leading British metal blog Thrash Hits has this to say: “Thrash Hits has heard from a reputable source that Faith No More are playing shows in both London and Scotland in the week prior to their headline slot at this year’s Download Festival.”

Faith No More memorably played Brixton in April 1990, released as the live video/DVD You Fat Bastards: Live at the Brixton Academy on 20 August 1990 (see video above). More news when we know more.

2204, 2009

Links for a day (Vol 8)

April 22nd, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments


After all the excitement of today’s series of gig announcements, time for a breather and our regular news collection.

  • Our friends over at Stubbadub have scored a major exclusive with news from Bill Gould himself that an Australian tour looks 85% certain.
  • Fittingly given today’s festival frenzy, 22 April marks eleven years to the day since Faith No More officially announced their split.
  • Faith No More front man Mike Patton continues to earn stellar reviews for his Crank 2. High Voltage soundtrack even if the film itself has not been so well received. Entertainment site IGN is the latest to heap praise on the opus. Sample quote: “Patton’s work brilliantly captures the tension, energy and sense of humor of an over-the-top action flick. Sonic textures range from breakneck metal to pounding industrial to dark electronica, even as far as goofball space music. The sheer variety boggles the mind”.
  • Finally, news from the Cleveland Scene on Chuck Mosley’s solo record which will be released on 23 June.
2204, 2009

Confusion over Reading and Leeds dates

April 22nd, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

Faith No More may not be playing at the twin Reading and Leeds festivals on 28 and 30 August after all. As you can see from Bill Gould’s Tweet on the right: “Reading and Leeds: I’m getting conflicting info..at the moment agent will not confirm. Dates are off fnm.com site now.” We’ll try to keep you posted but make sure to check with fnm.com and Bill’s Twitter page for official information.

2204, 2009

Faith No More announce series of new August dates.

April 22nd, 2009|Tour dates|10 Comments

Faith No More have announced a series of new dates for August via fnm.com. Most surprising is a return to England for the twin Reading and Leeds festivals on 28 and 30 August respectively. They have also added two more dates for Germany (that makes five in total): Highfield Festival on 21 August and Area 4 festival on Saturday 23 August. Kicking off this series gigs is an appearance at the Pukkelpop festival on Thursday 20 August. Also in August is the already announced Rock en Seine on 29 August.

It is a shame that these dates have only now been announced as weekend and day tickets (for the days in question) for Reading and Leeds are sold out. Also, the Download date was promoted by the festival promoters as an exclusive UK date so FNM fans would not have picked up tickets for these festivals on the off-chance that Faith No More would be added to the already impressive bill.

However, there is some hope. The twin festivals have an official ticket resale site so check out Viagogo for what’s on offer there.

Update: Rocksound suggest Faith No More will headline the Radio One tent at both festivals.

There is better news for the other dates. For Pukkelpop, tickets are not yet available. For Highfield and Area 4, you can get weekend tickets only. Area 4 here. Highfield here. So while you can get tickets, if you want to see Faith No More on the Friday and the Sunday of the weekend 21-23 (the venues are around four hours apart) you will have to shell out for two weekend passes at around €200 in total. Like for Greenfield, Southside and Hurricane, you have to pay for the whole weekend to see Faith No More.

Better value is the Rock en Seine festival near Paris with tickets at just €45 for the Saturday featuring Faith No More and the Offspring.

2004, 2009

Links for a day (Vol 7)

April 20th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

Not much tour news filtering through over the past few days save for a few more Tweets from Roddy and Bill. (see column on right). Seems that the band are now working on a one hour, 45 minute set and around 30 songs.

  • Speaking of which, remember to submit your Fantasy setlists here.
  • Lots of news on Mike Patton’s Crank 2 score. Ain’t It Cool Scorekeeper have a video interview with the Faith No More front man about his film work.
  • Mike was also in action at the Coachella festival last Friday when he had the unenviable task of competing against headliner Paul McCartney. Read more from Buzz bands. (Short clip above is their cover of the McCartney/Stevie Wonder, er, classic Ebony and Ivory)
  • Finally, Faith No More’s Angel Dust has been selected as the most under-rated album of all time by the Modern Rock Living site.
1504, 2009

Faith No More to play non-festival Berlin date

April 15th, 2009|Tour dates|0 Comments

The Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide

The Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide

The Twitter feed of popular German festival site festivalguide.de is reporting that Faith No More will play in Berlin on Tuesday 16 June. The band are already down to play the German Southside and Hurricane festivals that weekend so this could be a one-off warm-up date of sorts. Indeed, the venue is a spectacular ampitheatre regarded by many as the best music venue in the country.

Radiohead played there last year and it has also previously hosted concerts by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Foo Fighters and The Cure. More information as we get it.

Update: Date now confirmed on venue website here. (Thanks Damo for the info). Get your tickets here.

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