Earlier this week, a cryptic tweet and a countdown timer on their website suggested legendary alternative metal outfit Faith No More would be returning in some form after the band took an “extended break” around 2015 following the release of their reunion album Sol Invictus.
Now, those hopes have been confirmed, with Mike Patton and co. announcing their first live shows in four years.
Those shows are a trio of festivals in Europe next year; Sunstroke Festival in Ireland on 13th June, Hellfest in France on 20th June and Tons of Rock in Norway on 26th June.
“Five years, four colonoscopies, two root canals and a handful of prostate exams tell us that it’s time to carpe diem our asses back to Europe asap,” said the band in a statement.
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More dates are expected to follow – and there could be new music on the way too. Last year, the band’s Roddy Bottum revealed that he’d been making music with bandmates Mike Bordin (drums) and Billy Gould (bass).
“I will periodically go to San Francisco and make music with those guys. What we do is a really special, unique thing that we kind of share — especially like me and Mike Bordin and Billy… We were super young — we were, 18, 19 years old — when we started making music, so we kind of get in the room and we have a language that speaks really loud and really clear, at least to the three of us. I mean, where it goes is questionable, but we have sort of a language that’s kind of undeniable in a really sort of family sense.
“And I think we all acknowledge that it’s not something that any of us wanna turn our backs on, and it’s kind of fun to do. So in the hopes of pushing things forward and making new music, we continue to do that, to get together and make new sounds and just have a dialogue about prospects and songs and where we go in the future.”