Let’s play, “Who’s Reuniting?”
Clue #1: This band hails from San Francisco, California.
Clue #2: This band released six studio albums during its 15+ year existence.
Clue #3: This band’s former frontman is currently touring with a beatboxer.
Yes, according to Mike Patton’s publicist, the legendary metal heads will reunite for a summer tour. The only catch? You’ll have to head to Europe to take part. Per The Tripwire:
As confirmed tonight by his label and publicist, Mike Patton has announced that Faith No More will be reuniting for a European summer tour. While no other info has been given, weve been told that the tour will only take place in Europe, the dates are to come and there are absolutely no plans to tour the States.
While Patton had been insistent that no reunion would take place, he appeared to soften his stance recently, saying in an interview with the Artisan News Service that he “wouldn’t rule anything out.” Faith No More last performed together in Lisbon on April 7, 1998.
Specific information pertaining to the touring lineup and tour dates are still forthcoming – an appearance at this year’s Download Festival is heavily rumored. Until then, Patton still has a few engagements to attend to, like the aforementioned solo dates and some face time on the silver screen.
Mike Patton 2009 Tour Dates:
03/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
04/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival *
^ = w/ Zu
* = w/ Rahzel