This past weekend, Faith No More blew up the metal internet by posting a cryptic tease (“psssst…”) to their social media accounts and then launching am equally cryptic countdown clock on their official site. Today, November 26th, the revered alternative-metal band, fronted by the one and only Mike Patton, revealed what all the hoopla is all about: The quintet will be regrouping next summer for a series of performances in Europe. FNM broke the news on their site, listing their 2020 appearances, which will be the band’s first since August 2016.
Faith No More 2020 live dates:
06/13 Punchestown, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/25 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
07/11 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival
“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 commented.
Some FNM fans will, no doubt, be disappointed, hoping that the tease signaled new music from the band. Last year, keyboardist Roddy Bottum noted that he’d been writing with his Faith No More’s bassist Billy Gould and drummer Mike Bordin. “I will periodically go to San Francisco and make music with those guys,” he told “The Ring, the Cage, and the Stage.” “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 — 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 in a really sort of family sense. And 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. So in the hopes of pushing things forward and making new music, we continue to do that, to 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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