Faith No More was a revelation to the music world. They came out with their own sound; fusing together rock, funk, progressive, techno, and even a little hip-hop into a unique and original music-gumbo. They quite literally set the stage for other acts to follow, birthing the movement of Nu Metal and giving us all something to bang our heads, mosh, or do the running-man to.
What the hell is that noise that sounds like a horde of bikes driving over gravel? Listen closely and you will find it's the teeth gritting of thousands of Faith No More fans here in the U.S. waiting to hear if the band will do an American tour.
Of course this information is still up in the air and if there is going to be a trip to the states, it is being kept very hush hush. Ever since the announcement came back in February that Faith No More would reunite for the first time in eleven years and tour only in Europe, fans here in the US of A have been clamoring louder than church bells on Easter Sunday. It sounds a lot like cold hard cash begging to be spent on tickets and band merchandise, and let's face it, can that really be ignored by anyone?
Back when their tour was being announced, it was said that a US tour was not out of the question, and then later on it seemed that everyone had given up hope when it was deemed a "European tour". Let's think about this though. They also said they would never get back together in the first place. And beginning in October, they have already lined up dates that are stretching beyond Europe to South America and Australia. It's unlikely that the United States is going to be the skinny stray cat on the side of the road dying of Faith No More starvation and more likely that FNM is waiting for the right time to announce it to generate as much excitement as they did with their original reunion news. Roddy Bottum posted on his Twitter account that "So many tweeters asking about US dates. We’ve talked about it but nothing’s yet in the books. Y’all will be the first to know.” It certainly sounds hopeful, because if the answer was absolutely no when it comes to U.S. dates, we wouldn't have anything more we would need to know, now would we? Either way...we want it all and we can't help it.
Video: Faith No More - 2009 Festival Video: The entire set of a recent show, for your viewing pleasure. Even if they don't come to the states, at least you can get a taste of their tour.
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