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2507, 2012

Faith No More at Hammersmith Apollo Kerrang review

July 25th, 2012|Faith No More, News|3 Comments

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Leading metal magazine Kerrang gave Faith No More‘s performance at the Hammersmith Apollo on 8 July an in-depth review in 18 July edition.

The show gets a 4K rating, presuminably losing one K or star for not having new material, as the written review is a virtual panegyric to the band.

It begins: “Then comes an unexpected delivery of flowers. Hundreds of them, arranged from one side of the stage to the other. making this not only the most ornate gig of the year but also the nicest smelling. It would have been a special occasion had the San Fran five-piece just come out and played to make up for the cancellation of their planned headline set at Sonisphere. But ever since their reunion in 2009, Faith No More have hardly done things by halves.”

And its good to see the reviewer extending his scope beyond the mesmeric Mike Patton performance to give the band as a whole its due: “As Midlife Crisis kicks things up a notch. the iconic frontman circles, hunches and lurches around the stage, attacking every note. The band are flawless too, playing incredibly tight, whether they’re smashing through an incendiary Digging The Grave or kicking it smooth on The Commodores’ Easy.”

And the review concludes with a plea that all FNM fans echo: “As thrilling as it is to hear the old hits, lesser-played gems. and as fun as shows like this feel, it’s almost criminal that three years on. Faith No More remain a live only reformation. Especially. when on this evidence. they still operate at a level above and beyond most other bands. Some new music next time, chaps? Now that would be something truly special.”

 

807, 2012

Faith No More at Hammersmith videos and setlist

July 8th, 2012|News, Tour dates|19 Comments

Faith No More were bang on form for the penultimate show of their European tour with a set heavy on early favourites. In fact, aussiemusicfan points out that its the first time the band have played Greed live since Kaiserslautern in 1990.

Pills/Greed/De Vito

Never Gonna Give You Up

King for a Day

Setlist
Woodpecker from Mars / Delilah
Midlife Crisis
Ricochet
Land of Sunshine
Evidence
Everything’s Ruined
Spirit
Last Cup of Sorrow
Digging the Grave
Easy
Epic
Gentle Art…
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man / Never Gonna Give You Up

Encore
Pills for Breakfast
Greed
We Care a Lot
Why Do You Bother / Niggas in Paris

807, 2012

Faith No More at Hammersmith Apollo

July 8th, 2012|Faith No More, News|31 Comments

Setlist
Woodpecker from Mars / Delilah
Midlife Crisis
Ricochet
Land of Sunshine
Evidence
Everything’s Ruined
Spirit
Last Cup of Sorrow
Digging the Grave
Easy
Epic
Gentle Art…
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man / Never Gonna Give You Up

Encore
Pills for Breakfast
Greed
We Care a Lot
Why Do You Bother / Niggas in Paris

2236
Mike: ” We’re not done”
More Never Gonna Give You Up!

2226
Back for an encore. And here comes Mike P with De Vito!!!

2224
And we’re back to finish Just a Man….and now a break.

2222
Never gonna finish this song – Mike.
And Never Gonna Give You Up! We’ve been rickrolled!

2215
“Thanks for having us” Roddy. Roddy presses panic button. Now a duscussion on Hammersmith appearances.
“Last song” Mike P.

2111
Long KFAD outro gives way to Ashes to Ashes.

2307
Apparently friend of Patton and current West End star Danny DeVito is here.

2304
Bill: “Nice to see some fellow senior citizens in the house. ” King for a Day.

2142
“Are we ok London”
“We’re fucking hippies, meditating”
“Sing you motherfuckers”
Patton
As the crowd oms, we get some aborgine noises and Spirit.

2138
Next up, FNM’s paean to the Euro debt crisis – Everything’s Ruined.

2133
“You guys again” Roddy. As that pulsating opening gives way to a breather in Evidence.

2132
Relentless start from the boys. Faith No More still do heavy.

2120
That sounds so heavy here before the segue into Delilah as Patton appears.

2117
The music stops, the lights go out. And we’re live at Hammersmith with Woodpecker.

2111 And the average age of the crowd has been scientifically calculated as 39.7.

2106 You can actually feel a wall of crowd-sourced heat in here as the expectation levels rise. Looks like we’ll start on time.

2103 Mr Moss and team putting finishing touches to very white stage. Kick-off in 12 minutes. The Apollo is rammed and 2.0 is in the stalls ready to mosh – and tweet and update here.

While the world’s eyes may be on another corner of west London, a small enclave in Hammersmith is already defiantly Faith No More‘s appearance tonight at the HMV Apollo.

Fans have already begun queuing outside the venue – doors open at 7pm – , ticket touts are already plying their wares and the Hammersmith Ram pub is crowded with fans clad in FNM tees.

As mentioned, doors open at 7 and our friends at The Holy Filament have revealed that the support act will be Italian trio Guano Padano at 745pm with Faith No More on stage at 915pm.

We’ll have full updates including setlist later on throughout the evening.

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