1609, 2009

US tour update and more

September 16th, 2009|Faith No More|Comments Off on US tour update and more

This post has got a lot of attention in recent days and some of the reaction has been OTT. My take on it – without speaking to anyone – is that FNM are more likely than not to play US dates. Gezarie’s initial comment was only her reading of the tour at the current moment – i.e. that no dates have been planned or scheduled. In hindsight, I perhaps should not have published it as a guest post (and apologies Gezarie if I hung you out to dry) but this is a blog and not a site dealing in official band news so we can trade in speculation and that is all this was. Otherwise, cheers for all the comments and lets hope the US tour does come off.

Gezarie’s clarification

NEVER said this categorically wont happen! I feel like this might be a bit of an overreaction. NAN is correct in saying that this was only what I was told AT THIS POINT IN TIME but you all should realise that nothing is set in stone with this tour. I have no possible way of knowing what will happen for the rest of the tour, any more than any of you. I think that it should be made very clear that all news must come directly from the BAND, and from the band only. My word isnt gospel!

I was merely suggesting that if it were possible for some fans to head to mexico and they can and are dedicated enough than they should.

I sincerely apologise to have cause such a ruckus.

Also I should add that I spoke up without having all the facts. Bill told me personally that they ARE working on US dates but it is tricky and not just from a money perspective.

So cheer up US!
But while you’re passionate and worked up, contact promoters! Use the link that Michael Bolgor posted. Write emails. Make it happen.

Original post

Some comments are worth posts in their own rights and our friend Gezarie’s almost always are so here goes:

Australia is confirmed with tickets on sale for Soundwave Festival across the country from this Friday. It is a one day festival held in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide throughout Feb and beginning of March.

To U.S and Canadian fans, I spoke with the band, with their road manager and have been in touch with Greg from Ipecac. They are not planning any US dates. This is not due to a disdain for America at all though! Simply the US offers are not there. Or not at this stage anyway.

If any of you can make it to the Australian or South American shows I would recommend it. There will be non festival shows held in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

I hope to see some of you lovely people there!

Oh and Bobby B, tickets for some of the other SA dates like for Rio have already been on sale. Really feel for you US fans, I hope that in the end you guys get some shows late in the game

1009, 2009

Links for a day… (vol.33)

September 10th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Finally, managed to find a report of Billy Gould speaking at the Heineken Music Conference in Tel-Aviv from the Jerusalem Post. Sample quote: “Labels used to be in it for the long term with an artist – they’d get signed to a development deal, and the label wouldn’t mind if the first record didn’t sell. The idea was to build a following, and by the third album, you’d begin to see the results of your labor,” he said. “There’s no way that would happen today. If you’re not a hit, you’re gone.”
  • The tour posters from the second leg of The Second Coming tour are now on sale at Secret Serpents.
  • Here’s a generally positive  Rock en Seine review from ClickMusic.
  • And a glowing review in French from MusicPlease here and another from Telerama here.
  • Chuck Mosley interview from the Charlotte Indie Music Examiner.
209, 2009

Lady Gaga gaga about Faith No More

September 2nd, 2009|Other bands|0 Comments

Lady Gaga has again professed here love for Faith No More, in an interview with MTV. Quote: “I love Faith No More! Their song ‘Epic’ was my burlesque number at the bar I used to work at! I used to fog myself and dance to it,” she recalled. “When I found out they did ‘Poker Face,’ I was like, ‘Sh–!’ ”

209, 2009

Faith No More add yet another Brazil date

September 2nd, 2009|Faith No More|6 Comments

Faith No More have announced a fourth Brazil date for this November. From Billy on Twitter: “Another Brazil date added: Sunday November 8, Belo Horizonte Chevrolet Hall”.
Faith No More Brazil dates are now as follows:

  • Tuesday 3 November: Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil Tickets
  • Thursday 5 November: Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tickets
  • Saturday 7 November: The Maquinaria Festival, Sao Paul, Brazil Tickets
  • Sunday 8 November: Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
209, 2009

Faith No More in Israel video and set list

September 2nd, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Faith No More played the final date of the European leg of the Second Coming tour last night in Tel Aviv.

Set list
(thanks to dror n)
1. Reunited
2. From Out Of Nowhere
3. Be Aggressive
4. Caffeine
5. Evidence
6. Surprise! You re Dead
7. Last Cup Of Sorrow
8. Cuckoo for caca
9. Easy
10. Midlife Crisis
11. Epic
12. I Started A Joke
13. Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
14. King For A Day
15. Ashes To Ashes
16. Just A Man
17. Midnight Cowboy
18. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch /
19. We Care a Lot
2nd Encore:
20. Pristina

109, 2009

Faith No More's final Second Coming European tour date

September 1st, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Faith No More play the last leg of their European tour at the Heineken Music Conference in Tel-Aviv (for the purposes of this tour Tel-Aviv is in Europe!). Here is the official site in Hebrew and here is a preview piece with some logistical details from Israeli’ newspaper Haaretz.

UPDATE: The same newspaper has just published an opinion piece on whether gig-goers should go to Faith No More or Madonna tonight. Sample quote:  “So with all due respect to Madonna, if you have your mind set on seeing a real show with serious musicians, a singer with soul, and music with a message that will stay with you long after the huge video screens come down, I think you know where you have to go.”

109, 2009

Faith No More at Leeds video, set list and photos

September 1st, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Finally some decent video from Leeds.

and Midlife Crisis

Nice Ashes to Ashes

Some very nice pics here on Flickr from andycook.

Set list
(via dave van damm and tbeest)

  1. Midnight Cowboy
  2. From Out Of Nowhere
  3. Caffeine
  4. Evidence
  5. Surprise! You re Dead
  6. Last Cup Of Sorrow
  7. Malpractice (with Eastenders theme)
  8. Easy
  9. Midlife Crisis (with Eastenders theme)
  10. Epic
  11. I Started A Joke
  12. Gentle Art Of Making Enemies
  13. King For A Day
  14. Ashes To Ashes
  15. Just A Man
3108, 2009

Faith No More Rock en Seine FNM 2.0 videos

August 31st, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

For once I’m going to chuck in my own videos here.

Caffeine has been my favourite FNM song for a long time for no more than the bizarre the fact that no matter what I was humming I would always end up singing it (very, very badly) in the shower. And Evidence…I used to hum that too..but until very recently I’d sing “Oh baby I justify” instead of testify. Shame it’s not in French but the Italian version is the ultimate language version of this song as Patton annunciates every syllable in a language he’s loved and hated in.

Oh and Just a Man. Unfortunately the best part of this song came after my battery ran out when Patton challenged the audience to hold the note contest. Guess who won. “Don’t fuckin’ fuck with me”

More video
Naturally meemalee has some vids here.

3108, 2009

Links for a day…(vol.31)

August 31st, 2009|Faith No More, Links for a day|0 Comments

Still no video or reviews coming in from Leeds – was anyone there? – but here’s a round-up of some other FNM news.

  • Positive review of Faith No More at Rock en Seine from France 24.
  • Photo galleries here and here.
  • The Sun gave FNM the only 10/10 review in their Reading round-up. (No link as I’ve some issues with The Sun but you can find it prettily easy if you want to).
  • Meanwhile from the Guardian another glowing Reading review. Sample quote: “Yet despite the younger contingent fleeing for Kings of Leon on the main stage, Mike Patton’s band delivered a brutal set that began with a melodica workout (Midnight Cowboy) before flitting between heavy assaults like Be Aggressive and more experimental leanings.”
  • FNM play their final European date tomorrow night in Tel-Aviv Israel. Here is a Jerusalem Post article on the revival of live music in the country which mentions Faith No More.
  • Via clauspupp on Twitter, Mike Patton will not be featuring on the long-awaited Os Mutantes album after all. Story here. And here is some belated video of when Mike P met the band last year.
3008, 2009

Faith No More at Rock in Seine video, setlist and photos

August 30th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

I’m on a very slow connection here so have not been able to upload my own videos yet. Until then here is Midlife Crisis from the ‘Tube and and the set list. Was a very good show if a little lacking the intensity of some other dates I’ve seen. Nice venue and a nice festival and its a shame they keep getting big cancellations after Amy Winehouse last year and les freres Gallagher on Friday night.


Set list:

  1. Reunited
  2. From Out of Nowhere
  3. Be Aggressive
  4. Caffeine
  5. Evidence
  6. Surprise! You’re Dead!
  7. Last Cup of Sorrow
  8. Cuckoo for Caca
  9. Easy
  10. Midlife Crisis
  11. Epic
  12. I Started a Joke
  13. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  14. King for a Day
  15. Ashes to Ashes
  16. Just a Man
  17. Midnight Cowboy
  18. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
  19. We Care a Lot

From Virgin Radio here.

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