Faith No More confirm their return with first live shows in four years

“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 have confirmed their return with their first live shows in four years.

The San Francisco band last played live together in 2016, with frontman Mike Patton admitting on the Full Metal Jackie radio show in September 2017 that Faith No More were taking an “extended break”.

That hiatus is now at an end after the band confirmed a trio of European festivals next summer, including the Sunstroke Festival in Punchestown, Ireland, on June 13, Hellfest in France on June 20 and Tons of Rock in Oslo, Norway June 26.

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More dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

In a statement, the band wrote: “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.”

They teased their return with a cryptic post at the weekend with the caption “psssst…”.

Fans of the band had been voicing their hopes that this would be the beginning of the build-up to a new album release too. But the band are yet to confirm this.

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Back in November 2018, keyboardist Roddy Bottum revealed in an interview with The Ring, the Cage, and the Stage that he had been “periodically going to San Francisco” to make music with some of his bandmates.

The last Faith No More album, ‘Sol Invictus’, was released in 2015. That LP marked their first full release since 1997’s ‘Album of the Year’.

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