Back in September, it was announced that Mike Patton would be postponing all upcoming shows in 2021 with alt-metal legends Faith No More and experimental thrash act Mr. Bungle due to issues with his mental health. Now, Faith No More has taken things one step further, canceling all of their planned 2022 dates.
To recap, Faith No More released a statement in September, saying, “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.
“And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help,” the band continued. “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.
Now, however, the band have released another statement, postponing all of next year’s dates in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and Europe.
“Unfortunately due to our current challenges, we aren’t going to be ready to perform for the upcoming Australian, New Zealand and UK/European tours,” say the band. “To play at anything less than 100 per cent after so long is not an option for us. We apologize to all of you ticket holders, and are forever grateful to our fans for your support and understanding.”
An update from our camp at FNM: pic.twitter.com/Ag7rWsB4d5
— Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) December 10, 2021
The following dates have been impacted:
2/15 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre
2/17 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
2/19 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
2/21 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
2/23 – RAC Arena, Perth
6/7 – Academy, Glasgow SCO
6/8 – Academy, Birmingham ENG
6/10 – Apollo, Manchester ENG
6/11 – Apollo, Manchester ENG
6/13 – Academy Brixton, London ENG
6/14 – Academy Brixton, London ENG
6/19 – AFAS Live, Amsterdam HOL
6/21 – Westfalenhalle, Dortmund GER
6/23 – Partille Arena, Gothenburg SWE
6/24 – Tons Of Rock, Oslo NOR
6/27 – In The Park, Helsinki FIN –
7/4 – Max Schmelig Halle, Berlin GER
7/5 – Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart GER
7/6 – Halle 622, Zurich SWI
Everyone at The Pit wishes Mike and everyone else in the band good luck. We’re rooting for you, dudes.
Words by Chris Krovatin