Faith No More have announced their first standalone headline tour of Australia in 23 years.
FNM will tour Australia and New Zealand in May, performing seven arena shows in their biggest venues ever down under.
These will be Faith No More’s first international gigs worldwide since 2015.
“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,” bassist Bill Gould said.
“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 70’s. This shit stops now!”
‘Epic’, ‘Falling To Pieces’, ‘Ashes To Ashes’, ‘Easy’, ‘Midlife Crisis’, ‘War Pigs’, ‘Digging The Grave’, ‘Sunny Side Up’… Faith No More’s career saw the band morph from cult underground heroes to boundary-pushing global chart-toppers, mixing metal to alt-rock to hip-hop to punk.
Faith No More last toured the globe in 2015 ahead of the release of Sol Invictus (Ipecac/Reclamation Recordings), their seventh release and first album in 18 years.
Also performing at all shows is Melbourne band RVG, who’ll return in 2020 with the follow-up to the band’s 2017 debut, A Quality of Mercy.
Lending their support following Australia’s bushfire crisis, Faith No More will be donating $1 (plus GST) from each ticket sold across the AU/NZ 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, FNM announced all proceeds of their upcoming Manchester, UK, gig in June will also benefit Aussie charities.