Faith No More will tour Australia for the first time in 23 years


The band, which pioneered rap-rock in the late 80s, but hasn’t played live in five years, will donate one dollar from every ticket sold to Animals Australia and state fire services in bushfire ravaged areas.

Donations will be in addition to the proceeds from Faith No More’s UK show in Manchester in June, which will also be allocated to Australian charities.

Faith No More will tour Australia for the first time in 23 years. Picture: Frontier TouringSource:Supplied

Five all-ages stadium tours have been announced for May.

“Australia has always been real good to us and we’re really feeling what you guys are going through down there,” singer Mike Patton saying in a statement.

“This is the first time we’ve done a headlining tour there in … I mean I could be wrong here, but it’s at least a couple of decades.”

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US singer Mike Patton performs in Germany, 2009. Picture: AFP.

US singer Mike Patton performs in Germany, 2009. Picture: AFP.Source:AFP

Faith No More gained international success with 1989 album The Real Thing, the first featuring Patton on vocals. It came four years after the band’s debut album We Care A Lot, which featured the late Chuck Mosley on vocals.

Mosley, the vocalist for the band’s mid-eighties run, died in 2017, aged 57.

Mosley left the band shortly after their debut was released, moving on to a stint as the singer of Bad Brains in the early nineties.

The lead singer of Faith No More, Chuck Mosley, died aged 57 in 2017.

The lead singer of Faith No More, Chuck Mosley, died aged 57 in 2017.Source:Supplied

Tickets for Faith No More’s May all-ages tour go on sale on Wednesday, February 12, and the band will play in Auckland and Christchurch before its first Australian show at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on May 13.

After Brisbane the tour will go to Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, on May 15; Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, on May 16; Adelaide Entertainment Centre on May 18; and RAC Arena, Perth, on May 20.

Melbourne band RVG will support Faith No More on all Australian dates.

Frontier Members can buy pre-sale tickets on Monday, February 10, from the Frontier Touring website.

General tickets sales open on Ticketek from noon next Wednesday.



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