After posting a cryptic tease ("psssst...") to their social media accounts and launching a mysterious countdown clock on their official site, Faith No More announced last week that they would be reassembling in 2020 to play their first European shows in five years. Today, December 2nd, the alt-metal provocateurs have extended the trek, adding five U.K. headlining dates: June 10th at O2 Apollo Manchester, June 11th at O2 Academy Glasgow, June 15th at Birmingham Academy and June 16th at London's O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets for the newly announced shows are available this Friday, December 6th at 10 a.m. local time.
"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," the band commented in a joint statement at the time of the initial announcement of 2020 shows.
The concerts will be the group's first since their August 2016 performance at The Troubadour in L.A., and their first in Europe since June of 2015. Over the last few years, the band has been on "an extended hiatus," as FNM frontman Mike Patton put it in 2017. At that time, the singer remained open to restarting activities with Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 following a decade-long break and released a new album, Sol Invictus, their first in 18 years, in 2015. "It's one of those things. It's kind of like going to a family reunion," he explained on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. "nd you get along with your uncle, and then you're, like, 'Oh, we're gonna go to the next barbecue.' 'OK, fine.' I mean, that's really the way it is with us."
Faith No More tour dates:
June 10 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
June 11 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
June 13 Punchestown, Ireland Sunstroke Festival
June 15 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Academy
June 16 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 26 Oslo, Norway Tons of Rock
June 28 Helsinki, Finland Tuska Metal Festival
July 11 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival