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2008, 2014

Eight things we’ve learned from Soundwave announcement

August 20th, 2014|Faith No More, Tour dates|6 Comments

We’re going on Buzzfeed/Clickhole with this listicle inspired by Faith No More’s Soundwave announcement.

1 / Faith No More are back for good

More than the announcement, the follow-up tweet from the band seemed to confirm that Faith No More 3.o will be a more permanent proposition than the often ephemeral 2.0 tour-hiatus-tour 2.0 incarnation.  It was a point seized upon by Consequence of Sound though what might change in 2015 remains – as always with the band and their cryptic announcements – unclear…

2 / New record and live performance will go hand in hand

…Personally I was expecting a break from live shows from the band while they concentrated on recording, releasing and perhaps even promoting new music. It is now beyond the realms of speculation than the band are working on and will release new music. But the Soundwave announcement shows that the band will be back on the road too. Could Soundwave ’15 even be the start of the Faith No More 3.0 tour?

3 / No Faith No More sideshows

One of the traditions of the Soundwave festival is that headline bands play warm-up shows  – sideshows. In fact, these shows are put on by the festival organisers and usually announced when the festival itself sells out. Indeed, when Faith No More last played the festival in 2010 (then complete with a Perth show which is unfortunately not part of the schedule in 2015), they played sidehows in Sydney and Melbourne (two dates) while they also fitted in two warm-up shows in New Zealand. BUT it looks at this stage that there will be no side shows in 2015. Music Feeds reports: “Soundwave’s AJ Maddah has confirmed that newly-announced Soundwave 2015 headlining acts Faith No More and Slipknot will not be playing Soundwave sideshows when they hit the country for the festival in February 2015. When asked on Twitter, Maddah said both headliners Slipknot and Faith No More “and a few others” will be “exclusive to the festival” and will therefore not be announcing any extra sideshows.


4 / Faith No More are a big draw

Just before their break-up in 1997, Faith No More could be found still high enough on festival bills but under headliners such as Black Grape, The Charlatans, Jamiroquai, Foo Fighters or the Orbital. Now, even five years after their reunion and 18 years since their last album, they are one of the biggest draws around.

5 / FNM and Soundgarden cross paths again

After their reunion at Hyde Park in July where Soundgarden palyed Superunknown in full, the Seattle grungers and Faith No More will share the stage again for four dates at Soundwave. Something that Kim Thayil is looking forward to, according to Music Feeds: “It’s an alliance, the guitarist explains, that he forged “all the way back” in 1987. “We have quite a history with those guys and we look forward to certainly seeing them and to hanging with those guys,” he explains.

6 / Faith No More love Australia

Faith No More’s Soundwave shows will take them over half-a-century of concerts in Australia (51 not including any sideshows, according to Setlist.fm) In fact, Australia is the band’s fourth most popular choice for live shows after the US, UK and Germany.

7 / The Aussie media are excited

The lineup has garnered huge coverage in the Australian media with most articles leading with Faith No More and featuring pictures of the band. Leading Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald captured the mood with a piece from their music editor headlined “Soundwave 2015: Australia’s best-ever rock line-up?”.

8 / Anyone remember Chatroulette?

From Faith No More’s last Soundwave shows

2008, 2014

Faith No More at Soundwave ticket details

August 20th, 2014|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|0 Comments


Faith No More’s Soundwave shows in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are sure to sell out fast so make sure you get online for the presale on Friday 22 August.

Here are all the ticket details you need:

Soundwave members pre-sale begins 12pm local time Friday, 22 August
(sign up to the mailing list on the bottom of this page)

General public tickets on sale 9am Friday, 29 August

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Bonython Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 21st February & Sunday, 22nd February 2015
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Tickets: Soundwave

Saturday, 28th February & Sunday, 1st March 2015
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane, Queensland
Tickets: Soundwave

Lineup – Day One
Adelaide – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Melbourne – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Sydney – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Brisbane – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Faith No More
Soundgarden
Incubus
Lamb Of God
Ministry
Antemasque
Gerard Way
Mayhem
New Found Glory
Fear Factory
Hollywood Undead
Atreyu
The Aquabats
Area 7
Godflesh
Crown The Empire
The Interrupters
Icon For Hire
Emily’s Army
Patent Pending
Fireworks
The Bennies
The Color Morale
Monuments
Nothing More
Deathstars
Ne Obliviscaris
The Treatment

Lineup – Day Two
Melbourne – Saturday, 21st February, 2015
Adelaide – Sunday, 22nd February, 2015
Brisbane – Saturday, 28th February, 2015
Sydney – Sunday, 1st March, 2015

Slipknot
Slash
Marilyn Manson
Fall Out Boy
Judas Priest
Godsmack
All Time Low
Papa Roach
Of Mice & Men
Escape The Fate
Apocalyptica
Lagwagon
Tonight Alive
Crossfaith
Butcher Babies
Confession
The Swellers
Conditions
Coldrain
King 810
Dayshell
This Wild Life

2008, 2014

Faith No More to headline Australia’s Soundwave festival

August 20th, 2014|Faith No More|1 Comment

Faith No More will return to live action in February 2015 when they play the Soundwave festival.

The mega-event takes place in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with Soundgarden, Slipknot and Slash also on the bill.

More to follow

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1408, 2014

Bill Gould speaks to Classic Rock about new music

August 14th, 2014|Faith No More, News|23 Comments


Faith No More
bassist Bill Gould has broken the band’s media silence by speaking to Classic Rock magazine about the prospect of new music from the band. He told the September issue of the magazine: “We’re considering doing something new. We’re not going to go into a room and bang a bunch of songs just to put something out, it has to be right.”

We won’t include the whole piece for copyright reasons but he also stated in the Ultimate Autumn Preview section of the magazine: “I think we still have a lot of potential to do really good things, and I think our heads, musically speaking, are in a really good space.”

Classic Rock is on UK newsstands now and there is an also an iPad edition that scales well on iPhones. You can order a physical copy online from MyFavouriteMagazines and you can download the Classic Rock magazine app from iTunes.

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