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2808, 2009

Links for a day… (vol. 31) Dublin early reports, Edinburgh reviews and more

August 28th, 2009|Faith No More, Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Roddy wants to live in Dublin. By all reports it was a cracking gig. More later today.
  • Duff McKagan again speaks of his love for The Real Thing.
  • Two more Edinburgh reviews. The List: “Sometimes reunion shows can feel like protracted affairs, you can almost see the dollar signs gleaming in their eyes as petty quarrels and longstanding resentments are held at bay for the length of each gig. Fortunately, on tonight’s showing at least, this is far from the truth in the FNM camp.”
  • The Skinny: “Mike Patton and his men run a tight and very sweaty main set that ticks all the right boxes.”
  • Ticket details for Lima date on 27 October announced on Terra.
  • Mark Bowen from Edinburgh with added band and crowd banter: “Would you give your bus seat up to Bill Gould?”
2708, 2009

Links for a day…(vol.30)

August 27th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • The Melvins or MadLove are being lined up to support Faith No More in Chile on 29 October according to La Tercera. Full story here. (via Patton Archivo)
  • More Chile news at the official event site here. They also have details on how to secure tickets to the exclusive Gala event.
  • Faith No More will play the NME/Radio 1 stage in Reading at 22.15-2330 on Friday and at Leeds on Sunday at 21.45-2300 according to Metal Hammer.
  • Generally positive review for Faith No More from Scottish newspaper The Herald.
  • Malpractice from Edinburgh with added Eastenders.
  • Early Bird tickets for Soundwave in Brisbane and Sydney have already sold out. More details at the official Soundwave site.
2608, 2009

Faith No More in Ireland

August 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|31 Comments

We originally published this post in March but in honour of FNM’s return to Ireland tomorrow we again bring you Faith No More 2.0’s look back at Faith No More’s previous gigs in Ireland.

  1. 18 April 1990, Top Hat, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
    I was way too young for this gig at 15  – I do remember some mates heading to this – so information is scarce. Indeed, my only source is blog comment from an Irish Times blog. User Des commented: “The Top Hat I remember seeing Faith No More playing there with New York hardcore band Prong doing support slot back in 1990. FNM came on late so the DJ entertained the crowd for about 1 1/2 hrs playing tunes from the likes of Living Color, Fishbone etc. waiting for them to arrive. By the time FNM finished it was after 11.30 with the last DARTs [public transport] well gone back then leaving everyone in sundry with long walks home on that chilly Tuesday night.”
  2. 19 April 1990, Ulster Hall, Belfast
    FNM went north and over the border for a gig in the iconic and now reopened venue. I’m afraid I’ve no more info than that.
  3. 16 May 1992, Slane Castle
    This one I do remember. My first major gig, my first outdoor gig and a rare sunny and hot day in the Irish summer at the famous venue that has hosted U2, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Queen, REM…In the week of my 18th birthday I travelled the two-hour journey on a coach packed full of friends and fellow fans. Naturally, most were there to see headliners Guns N’Roses but there was no shortage of Faith No More fans too. Local band My Little Funhouse were the openers with FNM on stage around 3.30. It was a sparkling show in the sunshine with an inspired Patton winning over a host of new fans. I don’t remember many details [strangely I do recall finding the ideal way to spend the ensuing two hour wait for Axl to emerge…]. Thankfully I have tracked down some Irish media reaction, if no actual reviews. One year on, the City Tribune previewed their Sunstroke gig with the report: “They blew Guns N’Roses off the stage in the heat at Slane last May.”
  4. 30 November, 1992, Point Depot, Dublin
    I have slightly clearer memories of this gig in what was then the Point Depot [now the O2 something]. Girl grunge group L7 provided the support and enough risqué antics to excite a then 18-year-old. FNM were in their element on the night with Patton flopping around the stage in top form. I spent most of the gig in the mosh pit and recall emerging into an arctic Dublin night and having to ring the sweat out from the shirt I was wearing over my Angel Dust t-shirt. My other abiding memory is of some confused audience-goers actually waving lighters in the air during Easy. Here’s the Teach Me Violence fanzine verdict: “It’s strange, I’ve never watched FNM play from such close quarters before, and it certainly adds a new angle. Musically, the gig isn’t the best, but both the audience and the atmosphere are great. Only sour point are particular bouncers front of stage who are acting like assholes. Even Patton has to have a word with them at one point.” The Sunday Independent later rated it as one of the concerts of the year in Ireland.
    On a sorrier note one young schoolgirl was seriously injured at the gig and successfully sued for compensation some time later.
  5. 27 June, 1993, Dalymount Park, Dublin
    This one seems to have been erased from the official Faith No More gig archive as neither of the usual estimable sources, the Stefan Negele database or the aussiemusicfan Faith No More gig database refer to it. In fact, Faith No More replaced the Red Hot Chili Peppers as headliners at the Sunstroke Festival, with Belly and Sonic Youth in support. [Tragically I missed this gig as I was in the US but was there when RHCP played!. However, I have unearthed the review from The Irish Independent, one of Ireland’s biggest newspapers: “It was not a day for the faint-hearted. If the sizzling heat didn’t get you, then the blistering sonic assault from the stage at Dalymount Park certainly did…Funk metal merchants Faith No More raced on stage shortly after 8.30 and set about some impressive press-ups and other physical jerks. They meant business and they certainly breathed some fiery life into an otherwise disappointing day.”
2608, 2009

Faith No More in Edinburgh video and set list and reviews

August 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

First reviews now filtering in as well. See below.

Opening video (via Steve in comments)

Closing video
Pristina (with Patton shirtless for all the ladies – and some men)

Reviews
From BBC Scotland here. Sample quotes: “Opening with the John Barry epic “Midnight Cowboy” and quickly following it up with crowd favourites “From Out of Nowhere” and “Be Aggressive”, the band showed that time had definitely not taken the edge off their performance and Patton’s phenomenal vocal range has lost none of its power.”
And: “Towards the end of the set Patton invited an overjoyed girl to join him on stage for a duet, in which she duly took part. Holding the audience together with ease, all arms aloft, Patton’s exchange about sweaty Edinburgh armpits led to a swift lick to his armpit by girl, who was swiftly despatched back to the crowd with an, “nice knowing ya lady, now get out of here”.

Photos
The venerable BBC also have a photo gallery here.

Set list:
(via Darren in comments)

  1. Midnight Cowboy
  2. From Out Of Nowhere
  3. Be Aggressive
  4. Caffeine
  5. Evidence
  6. Surprise! You’re Dead!
  7. Last Cup of Sorrow
  8. Malpractice
  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. Mark Bowen
  18. Chariots of Fire / Stripsearch
  19. Pristina
2608, 2009

Adebisi Shank to support Faith No More in Ireland

August 26th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Local band Adebisi Shank, from Wexford, Ireland, will be the support act for Faith No More’s sold out show in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre.


Band MySpace
Band articles and interview
Blog article

2508, 2009

Faith No More at Area 4 to be broadcast on German TV station WDR

August 25th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Highlights from Faith No More’s weekend appearance at the Area 4 festival in Germany will be screened on Sunday and Monday 13 and 14 September ( 00.15 – 02.45) on the Rockpalast show on the German TV channel WDR. More details here. (Thanks to yincha in the comments for the tip).

2508, 2009

Faith No More at Highfield videos and set list

August 25th, 2009|Faith No More|0 Comments

Finally some news coming through from the Highfield festival in Germany.

Videos

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. Chariots Of Fire
  18. Stripsearch
  19. As the Worm Turns
2408, 2009

Links for a day…(vol. 30)

August 24th, 2009|Links for a day|0 Comments

  • Manchester band Oceansize will support Faith No More at their Edinburgh Corn Exchange gig on Tuesday night. More here. (via tbeest)
  • Following on from the Faith No More entry we highlighted some weeks ago, here is the Uncyclopedia (satirical version of Wikipedia) entry for Mike Patton. (via Amanda on Twitter)
  • Via Stubbadub, Soundwave festival tickets go on sale this week. More here.
  • News of the sale of the official posters from the second leg of the Second Coming tour from Inside the Rock Poster Frame site. They will be on sale at the Secret Serpents Store from 9 September from 10am PST.
  • Slayer’s Dave Lombardo has not ruled out working with Mike Patton in the future. From an interview reproduced at Blabbermouth, sample quote: “Are you still involved with Mike Patton? Lombardo: No, but that door has never completely shut. Me and Mike will work together in the future, I believe, if schedules permit. He’s great, I love his music, all of the stuff that we’ve done. There’s always a chance.”
  • I stumbled upon this old interview with Mike Patton from Raw magazine on 27 June 1990. Sample quote: “I think I’ve already come close to being a tortured artist and it’s boring.” From the old Stripsearch fan site.
2408, 2009

Faith No More at Lowlands set list and more

August 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Via tbeest the set list for Lowlands which seems to be the shortest of the tour so far.

  1. Reunited
  2. From Out of Nowhere
  3. Caffeine
  4. Evidence
  5. Surprise! You’re Dead!
  6. Midlife Crisis
  7. Easy
  8. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  9. Epic
  10. Ashes to Ashes
  11. Just a Man
    Encore:
  12. I Started a Joke
  13. We Care a Lot

Videos

Photos
Some from 3FM on Flickr here. Some more here as well.

2408, 2009

New Faith No More South American dates confirmed

August 24th, 2009|Faith No More, Tour dates|0 Comments

Some previously rumoured FNM dates in South America have just been confirmed by Bill Gould on Twitter. They are:

  • Tuesday 27 October 27 Jockey Club del Peru, Lima, Peru
  • Thursday 29 October 29 Teatro Caupolican. Nos Vemos Pronto! Santiago, Chile
  • Tuesday 3 November Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil Tickets
  • Thursday 5 November, Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tickets

More ticket details when we have them.
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