Faith No More have added a second Manchester performance, June 9 at O2 Apollo, with both the band and Live Nation donating all proceeds from the outing to the Australian fire relief funds established by Wires (Wires.org.au) and the CFS Foundation (CFSfoundation.org.au)
“Australia is a country that we connected with early on in our career,” explained Roddy Bottum. “We spent time not only with the people in their cities but also at its beaches and driving through its vast terrains.”
“Reading the news about what’s been happening in Australia has been heartbreaking,” adds Bill Gould. “It’s hard to even comprehend the scale of damage; hopefully this small contribution on our part can make a difference somewhere.”
Tickets (www.livenation.co.uk/artist/faith-no-more-tickets) for the newly announced date are available tomorrow, January 24 at 10 am GMT.
Faith No More European tour dates:
June 9 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
June 10 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo SOLD OUT
June 11 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy SOLD OUT
June 13 Punchestown, Ireland Sunstroke Festival
June 15 Birmingham, UK Birmingham O2 Academy SOLD OUT
June 16 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 17 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 19 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
June 20 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 26 Oslo, Norway Tons of Rock
June 28 Helsinki, Finland Tuska Metal Festival
July 4 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter
July 10 Algés,Portugal NOS Alive
July 11 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival
The two charities selected by the band are Wires (Wires.org.au), whose mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife, and the CFS Foundation (Cfsfoundation.org.au), who provide financial assistance and care to CFS volunteer firefighters and their families.
Faith No More last played in Europe in June of 2015, following the May release of Sol Invictus (Ipecac/Reclamation Recordings). The collection debuted atop the international sales charts: #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in both the U.S. and UK. Rolling Stone dubbed the 10-song album “triumphant, the New Yorker called it “a reminder of everything that made Faith No More great in the first place,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with Sol Invictus.”
Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). The San Francisco-born, platinum-selling band have released seven studio albums: 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) and Sol Invictus (2015).
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