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Faith No More | Sonisphere, Italy - June 2nd 2015

Updated: Mar 16

Faith No More's European and UK tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago.

FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan, Australia and the USA before returning to Europe in May 2015. The third date was on Tuesday June 2nd in Milan, Italy at Sonisphere Festival.

In two words: Sboccatamente casinisti

In the break between Meshuggah and Faith No More someone shouts "Free Bird!", The classic gag to flush out the glitter at concerts. A bit like those who thundered "Tombola!" In the first issue. In this easy-going climate, roadies enter the stage. They wear white clothes and drag walls of Marshall amps, also wrapped in white sheets. And then the fake flowers, many. Practically, while in the background soundtracks of Sixties films (from Henry Mancini to Ennio Morricone) play, on the stage of the Sonisphere the Sanremo Festival 1969 is set up . In short, a surreal, delusional atmosphere, considering that 5 minutes earlier there were the Meshuggah.


Faith No More opens the games with Motherfucker , in white linen clothes and hippie necklaces. Between one track and another, Mike Patton's bronze face (to say the least) flaunts his narrow Italian, apostrophizing all the curses that spring to mind. Among the many, «Pirla!», «Mavaffanculo!» or «You have to learn Italian, fuck!» as a rebuke to the guitarist, Jon Hudson.

Anyway it's nice to note that the almost 18 years of hibernation have amplified the desire to go back to wiggling on stage. They are always those of The Real Thing (playing Epic was a must), but with a few more pounds and a few less hair. Just like the public, mostly over thirty.

«See you at the restaurant opposite, we pay. Mavaffanculo, go! », Concludes Patton, before the headliners come on the scene.


Be Aggressive




Sunny Side Up

Digging the Grave

Midlife Crisis

interlude Boz Scaggs, "Lowdown"


The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Easy (Commodores)

Separation Anxiety

Last Cup of Sorrow

Ashes to Ashes


Sol Invictus

We Care a Lot

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