On Tuesday, San Francisco alt-metal favorites Faith No More announced that they will return to the road next summer for their first run of European performances in five years. The scheduled dates include stops at Hellfest (June 20th), Sunstroke (June 13th), and Tons of Rock (June 26th). Additional European festival performances will be announced soon.
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As the band—now comprised of Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keys), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals)—collectively explained in a statement included with the announcement, “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.”
Faith No More last played in Europe in June of 2015, following the May 2015 release of Sol Invictus. The collection debuted atop the international sales charts: #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in both the U.S. and U.K. The band has not played together regularly since then.
Ahead of Tuesday’s announcement, on November 23rd, the band had stoked excitement for some upcoming news with a cryptic post on their Facebook page:
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