Faith No More embark on their first full scale North American tour since 1997 when they play the first of 16 dates on the first leg of the their Sol Invictus tour.

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The band return to Vancouver and Canada for the first time since October ’97 for their tour opener at the PNE Forum.

Support is provided by Christeene – “a gender-blending, booty-pounding, perversion of punk fully equipped with an arsenal of ferocious music intertwined with raw moments of strained intimacy and fiery stank.”

Speaking of the tour, Bill Gould said: “Here we go. North American tour dates, some in cities we haven’t played in over 17 years. We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”

And about Vancouver, he told the Vancouver Sun: “When was the last time we were in Vancouver? 20 years? I mean, shit, I don’t even know what Vancouver looks like any more. I mean, it’s probably changed a lot.”

With the release of Sol Invictus, attention will be focused on how much new material the band will play on the tour. Fans have so far only heard singles Motherfucker and Superhero and Matador and Cone of Shame live. And Bill told the same paper that we may only hear a few more: “We’re definitely going to put in a strong handful of new material — minimum three to five songs. We want to keep the energy high too. People haven’t heard our songs in 20 years. We’d like to give some of that too.”

We’ll have updates throughout the tour and one round-up (video, setlists, reviews and social media) per show. But with the time difference to Europe, there may a few hours delay.

Here are the dates of the first leg of the Sol Invictus tour:

04/15 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
04/16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
04/17 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
04/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
04/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
04/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
05/07 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
05/08 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
05/09 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
05/11 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
05/13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory