Last Call with Carson Daly aired some fresh highlights from the early summer leg of Faith No More’s US Sol Invictus tour last night, showing Matador and We Care a Lot.
I’ve finally got my two videos from Faith No More at Sonisphere Italy uploaded and here they are in all their shaky glory.
Here is Mike throwing some shapes during Midlife Crisis. Not sure what he was actually doing with the glass lighting(!) panel – I thought he had someone tablet at first.
And here is all but the first few seconds of a scorching rendition of Sunny Side Up
Here’s a few more from YouTube
Encore of Sol Invictus and We Care a Lot
These mostly focus on the other San Francisco band at the festival and the poor organisation and crowd management that Milan festivals seem to specialise in. Personally, I got in and out with no major hassle but it was very difficult to move around inside, almost impossible to escape from and enter the gold circle area while there were long queues for everything and I didn’t eat all day. And there were very few spots offering shade in the 35C heat..
From a Faith No More perspective, the focus is on (a) Patton’s swearing (b) Patton’s fluent Italian and (c) Patton’s swearing in Italian.
Daring to Do (focus on complaints from concert-goers)
Metal in Italy (more fan complaints)
We were live at the Alla Assago Arena for Faith No More at Sonisphere Milano.
Faith No More delivered a scorching set to match the tropical weather and won over a largely Metallica crowd with a combination of good humour, some of their heavier cuts, Mike P’s fluent Italian and impressive vocabulary of swear words and some simply stunning live playing, stagecraft and showmanship.
Even in front of a festival crowd, Faith No More played five tracks from Sol Invictus while Spirit also got a rare outing.
Some other San Francisco band are playing after the main event.More later
Sunny Side Up
Digging the Grave
Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Last Cup of Sorrow
Ashes to Ashes
We Care a Lot
Faith No More’s third date for the European leg of their Sol Invictus tour takes them to Milan on Tuesday night for Sonisphere Italy.
Once more, Faith No More go on stage right before Metallica but at the slightly later time of 19:15.
Tickets are still available here and they are also available at the venue
Just like on their last date in the city in 2009, Faith No More face a late venue change for their 2 June Sonisphere Italy gig in Milan.
Tickets naturally remain valid for the new venue. Let’s hope it is better organised that the 2009 gig at a different venue which ended up taking place indoors in plus-35 C heat and with toilets overflowing.
An early info piece on this one because I saw a few questions on Facebook and Twitter. Faith No More are on stage at 23.30 CET on Saturday 7 July for this one – just after Marilyn Manson.
Sonisphere have confirmed that the UK leg of the touring festival, which was to have featured Faith No More as headliners, has been cancelled.
“Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.
“We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set out to do.
“Ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund direct from their ticket agents.”
The BBC story went so far as reporting that Queen had announced the cancellation on their official site. But the offending article – which featured the statement “It is with very heavy hearts and much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sonisphere Knebworth 2012” – does not now feature on the Queen site.
No news yet from FNM but we’ll keep you posted.
Faith No More will top the bill on the Sunday of the Sonisphere UK festival at the iconic Knebworth venue.
Faith No More will give a UK exclusive performance on 8 July on the Apollo stage. Faith No More bassist Bill Gould said:”It was over 2 years ago when we decided to reform and play those amazing UK shows. The good news is, we’ve had a couple of years to improve our skills; moving our song to error ratio down 3.5 full percentage points. Watch out UK, we’re going to do it right this time!!”
The festival also sees Kiss give a world exclusive performance on the Friday night with Queen featuring Adam Lambert headlining the Saturday in a European exclusive.
Tickets pre-sale NOW
The special ticket pre-sale for FNM, Kiss, and Queen fans starts at 8pm UK time (i.e. now) through seetickets.com. No password needed, just the link. General sale starts on Thursday 23 February at 9am.
Other bands playing on the Sunday alongside Faith No More are Incubus, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Refused, Cypress Hill and Andrew WK.
General Knebworth info
You can find all the information you need to know about the fesival including tickets, how to get there and accommodaton here.
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