Faith No More is coming to North America this Spring, and is releasing another single! Back in September, Geeks Of Doom reported that the band had gone back into the studio to record an unnamed album for an April 2015 release and had unveiled their first single, “Motherfucker.”
Now comes news of a second single, “Superhero,” which will be released on 7″ vinyl and digitally, March 17th and March 31st, respectively. The upcoming album still isn’t named, but it is set to be in stores and in the internet ether in May.
“Superhero” is extra heavy with Mike Patton flavoring, and tempos speed up and slow down like our hearts will at that concert. See below for the band’s official statement, along with the North American tour dates.
Also, we’d like to give a HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to singer Mike Patton, who turns 46 today, January 27th!
The band’s official statement:
Faith No More has always stood out as some sort of unique beast; part dog, part cat—its music almost as schizophrenic as the personalities of its members. When it all worked, it worked really well, even if the chemistry was always volatile. Throughout our 17 years of existence, the mental and physical energy required to sustain this creature was considerable and relentless. Though amicable enough, when we finally split, we all followed paths seemingly destined to opposite ends of the universe.
Yet during the entire 10 years that have passed since our decision to break up we’ve experienced constant rumors and requests from fans and promoters alike. Nevertheless, for whatever reason, none of us kept in regular touch, much less to discuss any possibilities of getting together.
What’s changed is that this year, for the first time, we’ve all decided to sit down together and talk about it. And what we’ve discovered is that time has afforded us enough distance to look back on our years together through a clearer lens and made us realize that through all the hard work, the music still sounds good, and we are beginning to appreciate the fact that we might have actually done something right.
Meanwhile we find ourselves at a moment in time with zero label obligations, still young and strong enough to deliver a kickass set, with enthusiasm to not only revisit our past but possibly add something to the present. And so with this we’ve decided to hold our collective breaths and jump off this cliff….
BACK, GOD FORBID, INTO THE MONKEY CAGE!!!
We can only hope that the experience of playing together again will yield results erratic and unpredictable enough to live up to the legacy of FNM.
Who know where this will end or what it will bring up…only the future knows. But we are about to find out!
A special fan club presale will begin Wednesday, January 28th at 10am local time, then going on sale to the general public, Friday, January 30th at 10am.
Here are the North American tour dates:
April 15 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
April 16 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
April 17 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
April 19 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
April 20 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
April 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
April 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
April 25 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
May 07 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 08 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
May 09 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
May 13 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
May 14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
May 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
I’m going to the May 14th show at Webster Hall in NYC. See you there!
Faith No More consists of Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (singer).
Here’s a live performance of “Superhero.” It’s the best fan-made one I found.
Let’s slow it down a little more with “Stripsearch.”