Breaking News: Faith No More Announce Tour Cancellation
Some disappointing news just emerged today for fans and for the band itself — all of whom were certainly looking forward to a return of live music after a six-year absence, which included worldwide dates throughout 2020 and early 2021, and a European tour this summer, all of which had to be canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. Finally this week Faith No More was slated to head back out on the road across America for a handful of dates through September and October, only to experience a heartbreaking setback yet again…
Official word from longtime vocalist Mike Patton:
Sorry to report that due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates.
I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now. I don’t feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I am sorry to our fans and hope to make it up to you soon.
The bands support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way.
Press release from the rest of Faith No More:
“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.”
— Bill, Jon, Mike B. & Roddy
Tour dates impacted by this cancellation include:
16 September – Maryland Heights MO – Saint Louis Music Park
18 September – Chicago IL – Riot Fest
21 September – Pittsburgh PA – Stage AE
22 September – Newport KY – Ovation Pavilion
24 September – Kansas City MO – Grinders
25 September – Indianola IA – Knotfest
10 October – Sacramento CA – Aftershock Festival
15 October – Las Vegas NV – T-Mobile Arena
16 October – Fresno CA – Save Mart Center
18 October – Oakland CA – Oakland Arena
22 October – Los Angeles CA – Banc of California Stadium
23 October – Los Angeles CA – Banc of California Stadium
Rescheduled tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and Europe are still expected to happen in 2022 — keep an eye on fnm.com for the latest details.
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