Faith No More‘s planned 2022 Australian and New Zealand tour has been cancelled, along with the band’s scheduled European dates. The run of dates was slated to kick off in February of next year following multiple postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Unfortunately, due to our current challenges, we aren’t going to be ready to perform for the upcoming Australian, New Zealand and European tours,” reads an update from the band.
“To play at anything less than 100% after so long is not an option for us. We apologise to all of you ticket holders, and are forever grateful to our fans for your support and understanding.”
The news comes a few months after Faith No More cancelled what was planned to be their first US tour in five years, with frontman Mike Patton citing “mental health reasons”, adding, “I have issued that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now.”
Patton’s bandmates gave their full support at the time, saying in their own statement, “We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.”
Those who purchased tickets to FNM’s Australian tour via debit or credit card will be automatically refunded in full with no need to take action.