It’s been a long time coming but the iconic Faith No More have confirmed their latest reunion, announcing their first live shoes since 2016.
For over three years now, music-lovers have lamented the absence of the great Faith No More.
With its origins being traced back to 1979, it wasn’t until the addition of Mike Patton into the group back in 1988 that the band really took off. Releasing a run of classic albums throughout the late ’80s and ’90s, the band called it quits in 1998.
However, after reuniting in 2009, the group ended up recording Sol Invictus, which was released back in 2015. Chuck in a few Aussie tours during this time, and you’ve got one reunion fans thought would likely stick.
Despite this, the band’s last show to date took place in August of 2016, with fans seeing side projects take precedence soon after, including Mike Patton’s Dead Cross.
Over the weekend though, excitement levels began to rise, with Faith No More taking to social media to share a cryptic post hinting at a return.
Sharing an image image bearing their iconic logo with the phrase “psssst…”, the group also updated their Facebook cover photo with the same picture, indicating that something was happening behind the scenes.
Now, fans have received the news they’ve been hanging out for, with the group confirming their first live shows since 2016.
Check out Faith No More’s latest tour announcement:
Taking to social media again today, Faith No More revealed that they’ll be hitting the road in 2020 for a run of European festival dates. Kicking things off with Ireland’s Sunstroke Festival on June 13th, the group will then head over to France for Hellfest, before hitting up Norway for the Tons Of Rock 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 group explained in a statement.
At this stage, no further shows have been announced, though the group say they’ll be unveiling more European dates soon, which we only hope will turn into another Australian tour.
In related news, Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum explained last year that members of the band had been working on new music, though he couldn’t make any promises about what might eventuate.
“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,” Bottum explained. “And I think we all acknowledge that it’s not something that any of us want to 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.”