Faith No More | Tauron Arena, Poland - June 8th 2015
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 seventh date was on Monday June 8th in Krakow, Poland at Tauron Arena.
Faith No More are old, but glowing. It may be a banal statement, but it best sums up the band's concert at the Tauron Krakow Arena.
With statements regularly saying that the musicians are old, I'm not going to argue. Are. Mike Patton had to warm up a bit before instead of screams he started making more diverse sounds, Mike Bordin did a few stumbles on his drums, almost all the numbers were a bit slower, and in the first part of the concert before the acoustic (probably also old) came over (to put it mildly at the beginning the sound system was not perfect, too much bass, everyone seemed to be playing) there was no heat and such a great copying number as "Be Aggressive" was not able to properly move the audience. Fortunately, "Midlife Crisis" did its job. Fans (let's face it, we're a bit old too) woke up, choral singing, jumping, in a word, a solid rock concert began.
When it comes to binding, nothing has changed for several years. White canvas at the back, white stage, white suits, even technical ones before the show run in white clothes. The only attractions on the stage are flowers and a disco ball shimmering with a panty-pink light on the covers ("Easy", "This Guy's in Love With You"). No flame throwers, lasers or even large screens, which hurts us a lot, people measuring 1.60 m. In a word, oldschool - musicians, audiences and chemistry.
It was definitely too short, there were certainly some angry, more aggressive songs missing. It wasn't a concert that would change anyone's life, but it was a meeting with the good old Faith No More. A successful meeting.
On June 8, Krakow Arena hosted the American formation Faith No More for the first time. Several thousand fans have witnessed a very good concert and certainly few will find those who did not like the performance. We invite you to view the photo gallery from the event.
For 90 minutes FnM presented 19 songs, including 5 compositions from the new album, released 18 years later, "Sol Invictus". For several days the band has been promoting this album and certainly many people have been waiting for the new material to be presented live. And it looks great, which is extremely enjoyable, because the new album does not impress, well! some die-hard fans broke down or, as some say, annoyed.
Inconsistency, chaos, lack of climate are the most common allegations and it is impossible to disagree with these opinions. That is why I am very pleased that the new songs played so well integrated into the greatest hits, because that's how you can easily describe the remaining repertoire.
The show began with a strong from the new album "Motherfucker" and if only someone immediately turned up the knob with power, it would be the perfect beginning of the concert. You can't just listen to such a song quietly, and that's how it was. As many as 11 subsequent songs played that evening came from earlier albums, including as many as 4 from my favorite "Angel Dust".
Of course, there were the biggest hits, such as "Epic" or "Easy", during which the gathered audience did not spare their throats. The new repertoire appeared in the second part of the concert, and the title "Sol Invictus" FnM played an encore. The set was closed by "We Care a Lot" and I am convinced that the vast majority of fans were satisfied with everything they heard and saw.
Once again, Faith No More proves that it is a professional band, experienced and loved by crowds of loyal fans. Mike Paton's excellent form does his job. Certainly it was a concert that you had to be at. And not only for perfect sounds, but also to see the ugliest scenery or visual setting of the concert. Here definitely Faith No More is unrivaled!
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
interlude Brothers Johnson, "Strawberry Letter 23"
Cuckoo for Caca
Last Cup of Sorrow
Ashes to Ashes
This Guy's in Love With You (Burt Bacharach)
We Care a Lot