- Mike Patton gives a very good interview to new British online publication The Stool Pigeon. No Faith No More news but still entertaining. More on The Stool Pigeon.
- Via Patton Archivo, the whole of Mike Patton – “Luciano Berio: Laborintus II on Vimeo.
- Don’t wave flags at Faith No More concerts.
- Preview of Mondo Cane in Moscow: “In Moscow, the orchestra Globalis is to play with Patton, while the “Trololo Man” Eduard Khil is to appear on stage as a special guest.” Firsa in comments suggests this might have something to do with this.
(via Patton’s Facebook)
- Lusty and Faith No More backstage in Finland including this pic of the band checking out this here blog.
- More expert comment and great photos on Mondo Cane in Wroclaw and Milan from Kika’s blog.
Mike Patton played the fourth of his Mondo Cane shows at the Blue Balls festival in picturesque Lucerne last night. Torrential rain and incessant roadworks turned a two-and-a-half-hour car journey to Lucerne into a three-and-half-hour trip so I missed the first few songs. So when I walked in mid-song to my well-appointed seats, I was blown away by the sheer bigness of the sound and the loudness and clarity of Patton’s voice. The decor, size and acoustics of the very modern concert hall were perfect and Patton’s band, led by Daniele Luppi, backing singers Slash Singers and the 21st Century Orchestra were in top form.
My videos below:
After seeing Patton with Faith No More so many times over the past year, it was slightly surreal to see the devilish dervish somewhat contained in this setting – which did not stop one metalhead headbanging throughout – but his articulate, powerful crooning was also accompanied by trademark screams and some equally typical vocal noises.
He was also in very good form, at one stage thanking the audience for “coming out on a horrible night when you should be at home. I would have stayed at home.” He also poked fun at the name of the festival, at one stage declaring: “This song is dedicated to al the guys out there who have Blue Balls, like me. Don’t blame me? I didn’t name the festival, you did.”
Unfortunately, I was unable to obtain a setlist and my knowledge of the full Mondo Cane repertoire is such that I couldn’t guess at one either, suffice to say that it seemed the same as the one posted for Wroclaw.
Thanks to Mike and Elvira for sorting out tickets.
Here are some videos finally of last night’s tour opener. Looking forward to seeing this show in Luzern at the Blue Balls festival (!) next Thursday.
And right on cue, here is Lusty’s review from Consequence of Sound. And, courtesy of Lusty, the set list:
Il Cielo in una Stanza
20 Km al Giorno
Quello Che Conta
Legata ad un Granello di Sabbia
Pine, Fucile ed Occhiali
L’uomo Che Non Sapeva Amare
Ma L’amore no
Ti Offro da Bere
Dio Come ti Amo
Roddy Bottum has just updated his blog with his thoughts on the final show of the Second Coming tour in Finland. As always, an illuminating read: “thanks to all of you out there who’ve supported us and shown interest. it was beyond our wildest that we’d get the sort of encouragement and praise and reactions that you’ve all given. it clearly has made this trip worthwhile.” The feeling is entirely mutual.
Faith No More played their scheduled show last night in Finland. At this stage the band’s future is uncertain but we can still all savour what the reformed band has given us over the past 13 months or so on the Second Coming Tour.
So thanks to Bill, Jon, Mike B, Mike P and Roddy for a wonderful adventure.
Like the first time love urged you to take it’s guidance, in silence
Like your heartbeat when you realize you’re dying, but you’re trying
Like the way you cry for a happy ending, ending…”