Faith No More | Tinderbox Festival, Denmark - June 28th 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 final show was Sunday June 28th in Odense, Denmark at Tinderbox Festival.
The last time the American and completely undefined orchestra Faith No More visited Denmark, was at Roskilde Festival in 2009. The collective joy of play was recovered, and there was no doubt in it. Nearly six years, however, should pass before Mike Patton and co. again began to stir, and in May the band's eighth album hit the street, 18 years after the last studio visit. But despite being nearly two decades away from the limelight, Faith No More is a band that has never been forgotten, and every child of the 90s was convinced that Tinderbox had done something of a scoop with this booking.
Many had come for the English cream ball boy Robbie Williams, and it could be seen in the modestly attended audience in front of the Blue Scene. But despite this, the energy was top of mind among the audience, and the explanation should come minutes after Mike Patton, Billy Gould and all the others took the stage. Wearing matching Hare Krishna-like white robes, pearl wreaths and a scene adorning an abundance of floral colors throughout the world, the self-environment was to be felt by the image that the San Francisco orchestra gradually built. Because, as the name suggests, combined with the stage performance, it's obvious how Faith No More doesn't give a fuck for what people think about them. This is further confirmed in Mike Patton's impressive resume, spanning everything from zombie voices to Italian croon.
Most of all, Faith No More can be defined as a form of experimental avant-garde rock, and even such a size can be difficult to put a finger on. But with the new album Sol Invictus , it seemed obvious to start with the first single "Motherfucker", which saw a duet between keyboardist Roddy Bottum and Mike Patton. The '90s machine was then speeding, and not long before, the invisible roof over the Millennium Forest was gradually beginning to ease with the number "Epic" from when MTV actually had something to offer.
The funeral of the stylish
Despite an otherwise massive back catalog, however, the evening's set was marked by songs from Faith No More's latest play, Sol Invictus . However, this was also for good reason, as this album is a massive step back to when it all started. However, the immediate highlight occurred at the "Midlife Crisis" explaining why Mike Patton should be considered one of the world's best vocalists. With a vocals that can hit everything from the deepest cries to the finest crease, the audience had difficulty singing along, despite their enthusiastic efforts. Along the way, we heard drone passages and old-school synths that often evolved into heavy guitar riffs, including the song "Ashes To Ashes" from the immediate farewell album Album Of The Year .
Asked for life, the festival uniform found its fan in Mike Patton, and the audience enthusiastically bombarded him with raincoats. The vain attempt to stylistically fit in with the festival fashion was quickly replaced by a messy joint scant, and with the latest shot of the single superhero "Superhero", Faith No More left the stage modestly.
A few minutes later, however, the matching gentlemen were back on stage, most of all resembling a church altar. The explanation for their short trip backstage was that they should all just fucking, because it happens when you reach that age. And, according to Mike Patton, all the friends among the audience should undoubtedly also get there, as it was pointed out with beat-boxing fart sounds.
Faith No Moe proved with an encore consisting of new sm old and even a concluding cover of the Bee Gees number "I Started A Joke" how a stylish attitude does not matter as long as you are good at what you do. And that's exactly what Faith No More so lavishly mastered.
King for a Day
Ashes to Ashes
We Care a Lot
I Started a Joke (Bee Gees)