Faith No More and Mr. Bungle Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates Due to Mike Patton’s Mental Health

Earlier this year, it was announced that Faith No More’s upcoming stadium dates with System of a Down and Korn had been rescheduled. But now, the band has announced that Faith No More and Mr. Bungle will take a break from performing live due to Mike Patton’s mental health.

In a public statement, the other members of Faith No More wrote, “To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a 5 year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write.

Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us– hoping, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.

And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help. We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.

Thank you for continuing to believe in us.”

 

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As listed by the band, the following dates will be impacted:

September 16 Maryland Heights, MO Saint Louis Music Park
September 18 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
September 22 Newport, KY Ovation Pavilion
September 24  Kansas City, MO  Grinders
September 25 Indianola, IA Knotfest

October 10 Sacramento, CA  Aftershock Festival
October 15 Las Vegas, NV  T-Mobile Arena
October 16 Fresno, CA  Save Mart Center
October 18 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
October 22 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium
October 23 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium

Several members of the metal community have come out in support of Patton, including Mr. Bungle guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Dave Lombardo. The two thrash legends took to social media to pledge support to their brother in arms yesterday.

Hey Maestro, your health is all that matters,” wrote Ian. We’re here for you always my friend. Love ya more than the Crumbsuckers! Cheers, Scott”

 

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Lombardo wrote, “My dear friend and brother in music, you have my complete support to do whatever you need to do for your mental health and over all well-being. Love, respect & support always”

 

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Everyone at The Pit sends their support out to Mike in what we’re sure is a difficult time. We hope he takes the time to get the treatment he needs and find the peace her deserves.

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Words by Chris Krovatin