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Yes this is the Real Thing; Californian genre-defying rock n’ roll powerhouse Faith No More are returning to Australia after five years of international touring silence.
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The Californian rockers will play seven massive arena shows across Australia and New Zealand with special guests rockers RVG from Melbourne.
This marks their first headlining tour in Australia since 1997. Faith No More will play Brisbane Entertainment Centre on 13th of May, Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on the 15th, Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on the 16th, Adelaide Entertainment Centre on the 18th, and conclude in Perth at the RAC Arena on the 20th. All shows are open to all ages.
Last in the country for Soundwave Festival 2015, we said of their unforgettable performance: “Faith No More is impossible to follow. Musically? Forget about it. As entertainers? Don’t try it, you won’t win. Experiencing Faith No More freewheeling through their canon is mandatory, no matter what age Patton, Bordin and Gould are. No matter what age YOU are. They will last forever.”
From cult classics Sunny Side Up to metal-chart toppers Falling to Pieces and Epic, setlists are poised to run the gamut of the band’s thirty-five year career. Bassist Billy Gould said in a statement, “Faith No More has taken many twists and turns over the years, and both Australia and New Zealand have been with us every step of the way; this is something that we have always appreciated. Nevertheless, we realise that it’s been 20 years since our last proper tour there. If we wait another 20, we’ll be in our 70s. This shit stops NOW!” Right on.
Tickets to all shows will go on sale 12pm local time on Wednesday 12th of February. Fans are encouraged to sign up for Frontier Touring membership, which grants access to the Frontier Members Pre-Sale. The pre-sale opens on Monday 10th of February, running for 24 hours or until the allocation is exhausted. Click here for start times and other information.
Recognising the bushfire crisis, Faith No More will be donating $1 (plus GST) from each ticket sold across the Australian and New Zealand dates to Animals Australia, and state fire services in affected areas, including: NSW Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Association VIC, SA Country Fire Service, Rural Fire Brigades Association QLD. Last month, the band announced that all proceeds of their June Manchester, UK, gig will also benefit Aussie charities.
Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould, Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). They have released seven studio albums to date: We Care A Lot (1985), Introduce Yourself (1987), The Real Thing (1989), Angel Dust (1992), King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime (1995), Album of the Year (1997), before breaking up in 1998. They reformed in 2009-2010 for their Second Coming tour, eventually releasing new material with Sol Invictus (2015).
FAITH NO MORE AUSTRALIAN ARENA TOUR
With special guests RVG
Wednesday 13 May // Brisbane Entertainment Centre // Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15 May // Qudos Bank Arena // Sydney, NSW
Saturday 16 May // Rod Laver Arena | Melbourne, VIC
Monday 18 May // Adelaide Entertainment Centre // Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 20 May // RAC Arena // Perth, WA
General public tickets go on sale Wednesday 12th February through Ticketek