Even though there has been a good chunk of time since he last performed live, Patton proved to be an incredible force during this recent live performance. Mike is one of the most captivating voices not just in metal and rock, but throughout all of music.
Between Patton’s incredible vocal work and the band’s stellar instrumental performance, this Mr. Bungle show made for an awesome experience. We are happy to see Mike back out on stage and enjoying himself; per past interviews, he has expressed some difficulties of his and that, for some time, he was not up to performing live.
Back in 2021, Mr. Bungle and Faith No More shows were canceled due to Patton citing mental health struggles. Per a past interview with Rolling Stone that took place earlier this year, Mike shared the following (regarding his struggles with Agoraphobia):
“It’s still going on — but it’s better. [Pauses]. It’s easy to blame it on the pandemic. But I’ll be honest, man: At the beginning of the pandemic, I was like, ‘This is fucking great. I can stay home and record.’ I’ve got a home studio. So I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s the big deal?’ And then something clicked, and I became completely isolated and almost antisocial [and] afraid of people.”
Below we have included a couple of videos for you to check out regarding this recent Mr. Bungle show. We hope you are feeling relatively better Mike, and we are so happy to see you perform again!
When it comes to other stories involving the Faith No More and Mr. Bungle singer… have you seen the footage pertaining to Mr. Bungle’s “The Night They Came Home” performance from 2020? It is fucking awesome! Also, did you know Patton once turned down a job to be the vocalist for Anthrax? Links to these respective stories can be found below.