Faith No More Have Posted the following at www.fnm.com:
Who would have thought, but here we are, 11 years dead and now back…posting news again!! Along with revitalizing the band, we’ve been working on FNM.COM, and while it is still a work in progress, we also hope it can begin to serve as a main information point regarding tourdates, announcements, confirmations, tshirts…and all things Faith No More. As for now, and thanks to the good folks who created the original fnm.com, this will be functioning as a band run site.
WIth this spirit, we’re trying to keep our operation small, the theme of this site as simple as possible. There will be no marketing teams, record labels, PR firms involved in gathering your personal info; hopefully just real info passed along from us to you.
There are lots of things coming up—especially new show announcements—so please try to check in every now and then for the latest. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with our 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 17years 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!
FAITH NO MORE are:
Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, Jon Hudson and Mike Patton
July 2 Williamsburg Waterfront- Brooklyn
July 3 Mann Center – Philadelphia
July 5 Williamsburg Waterfront – New York
July 8 Alive Festival – Lisbon, Portugal
July 9 Sonisphere Festival – Madrid, Spain
July 10 Bilbao BBk Live • www.bilbaobbklive.com Bilbao, Spain
July 11 EXIT Festival • www.exitfest.org Novi Sad Serbia
July 13 Ejekt Festival • www.ejekt.gr Athens Greece
July 15 Dour Festival • www.dourfestival.be/en Dour Belgium
July 16 Gurtenfestival • www.gurtenfestival.ch Berne Switzerland