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607, 2010

Faith No More New York and Philly shows reviews

July 6th, 2010|Faith No More, News|0 Comments


I’ve decided to out all these in the one post – but I will add them into the individual show posts as well.

Williamsburg Waterfront 2 July
Rolling Stone: “With smiles all around and enthusiastic performances, the night ended with the attitude that as far as reunions go, this one seems pretty damn sincere.”
New York Press: “The band played ferociously until the end as if 12-plus years never passed, slowing down the pace with a take on the Commodores’ “Easy.” “Again, you’re looking in the wrong direction,” said Patton, staring at the red, white and blue Empire State Building.”

Mann Center, Philadelphia 3 July
Philadelphia City Paper: “Something felt unfulfilled. The energy was high, but goddamn, this is Faith No More. Then, in the midst of “Epic,” when Patton is standing with his perfect posture and his stone glare on the audience, it hits you: goddamn, this is Faith No More, after 12 years, and that itself is theatrical enough.”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “They were at their best when their mutant-metal eclecticism gave way to more focused explorations: The soulful “Evidence” and piano-pop cover of the Commodores’ “Easy” were the night’s highlights, and made the pile-driving riffs and Patton’s black-metal growl all the more effective when they returned.”

Williamsburg Waterfront 5 July
MTV: “There may have been some gray patches in the goatees and some awfully worn T-shirts in the audience, but Patton — and more importantly, his band’s approach to hard rock — remains shockingly timeless.”
Village Voice: “The show is loud, precise, surprising, and surprisingly great. They open with a Peaches & Herb cover and then play some thrash with a prominent synth-string line. There are moments of easy listening and intense dissonance, deep soul and Vegas schlock. They can’t keep themselves from indulging in big, glorious, and anthemic moments, but Patton’s quasi-operatic tenor always sounds like it’s about to crack up into laughter.”

Photos:
Impose Magazine
TimeOut

407, 2010

Faith No More at the Mann Center, Philadelphia set list and video

July 4th, 2010|Faith No More, News|42 Comments

FNM returned to Philly on Fourth of July eve for another superb show. A similar set list to the first night in Brooklyn with Worm and We Care a Lot replaced by Digging the Grave.

Videos:
Patton on ladder during Just a Man

Reviews:
Philadelphia City Paper: “Something felt unfulfilled. The energy was high, but goddamn, this is Faith No More. Then, in the midst of “Epic,” when Patton is standing with his perfect posture and his stone glare on the audience, it hits you: goddamn, this is Faith No More, after 12 years, and that itself is theatrical enough.”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “They were at their best when their mutant-metal eclecticism gave way to more focused explorations: The soulful “Evidence” and piano-pop cover of the Commodores’ “Easy” were the night’s highlights, and made the pile-driving riffs and Patton’s black-metal growl all the more effective when they returned.”

Set list:
Reunited
From Out of Nowhere
Be Aggressive
Caffeine
Evidence
Chinese Arithmetic (featuring Rahzel)
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Last Cup of Sorrow
Easy
Midlife Crisis
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Ashes to Ashes
Ben
King for a Day
Epic
Just A Man

Chariots of Fire/ Stripsearch
Digging the Grave

307, 2010

Faith No More at Philadelphia

July 3rd, 2010|Faith No More, News|7 Comments

Faith No More play the Mann Center in Philadelphia on Saturday night – their first appearance in the City of Brotherly Love since September 1997.
Here is the gig poster:

Gig details
Tickets still on sale

Press previews:
Phillyist: “It’s a good thing the Mann doesn’t have doors, because if it did we have the feeling they’d be getting blown off.”
Philadelphia Inquirer: “As far as reunion shows go, this is one of the most welcome. At the very least, it’s the most bizarre.”
City Paper: “When Faith No More played the Tower back in October 1992, the show came to a memorable end when Mike Patton’s evening-long taunting finally led the audience to swarm the stage. Who could forget the image of Patton singing “The Crab Song” while crowd-surfing onstage, as the rest of the band dodged people diving from the tops of the Marshall stacks?”
City Paper competition winner
Illustration from City Paper

Videos from Philly past:

1304, 2010

Faith No More to play Philadelphia

April 13th, 2010|Faith No More, News, Tour dates|11 Comments

More t-shirt inspired gig news (via tbrandao). It appears Faith No More will play The Mann Center in Philadelphia on 3 July.

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