Faith No More have announced a series of new dates for August via fnm.com. Most surprising is a return to England for the twin Reading and Leeds festivals on 28 and 30 August respectively. They have also added two more dates for Germany (that makes five in total): Highfield Festival on 21 August and Area 4 festival on Saturday 23 August. Kicking off this series gigs is an appearance at the Pukkelpop festival on Thursday 20 August. Also in August is the already announced Rock en Seine on 29 August.
It is a shame that these dates have only now been announced as weekend and day tickets (for the days in question) for Reading and Leeds are sold out. Also, the Download date was promoted by the festival promoters as an exclusive UK date so FNM fans would not have picked up tickets for these festivals on the off-chance that Faith No More would be added to the already impressive bill.
However, there is some hope. The twin festivals have an official ticket resale site so check out Viagogo for what’s on offer there.
Update: Rocksound suggest Faith No More will headline the Radio One tent at both festivals.
There is better news for the other dates. For Pukkelpop, tickets are not yet available. For Highfield and Area 4, you can get weekend tickets only. Area 4 here. Highfield here. So while you can get tickets, if you want to see Faith No More on the Friday and the Sunday of the weekend 21-23 (the venues are around four hours apart) you will have to shell out for two weekend passes at around €200 in total. Like for Greenfield, Southside and Hurricane, you have to pay for the whole weekend to see Faith No More.
Better value is the Rock en Seine festival near Paris with tickets at just €45 for the Saturday featuring Faith No More and the Offspring.