Faith No More | Viva Park, Costa Rica - September 15th 2015
Faith No More's North American tour in support of Sol Invictus was five years ago.
FNM began their Sol Invictus tour in Japan and Australia, they returned to the USA for the first time since October 1997 in April 2015. After this they toured in Europe and the UK before returning to the USA and Canada for a second leg. The final gigs of the tour were in South America and on Tuesday September 15th FNM performed at Viva Park, Alajuela in Costa Rica.
On a stage completely white and adorned with large flower arrangements, the Faith No More concert opened at Viva Park with the first single from their latest album Sol Invictus : Motherfucker .Costa Rican fans received vocalist Mike Patton with shouts, applause and with their cell phones simultaneously recording on high for the first few minutes of a show that until a few months ago seemed a far-fetched fantasy.The band followed with songs: Be Aggressive, Caffeine and Everything's Ruined, three singles from their 1992 album , Angel Dust, Evidence of 1995 King for a Day ... Fool for a Lifetime and more recognized outside their circle of faithful followers , Epic of their third album, released in 1989 , The Real Thing.
On a stage dressed in white and adorned with hundreds of floral arrangements, Faith No More had its litmus test on Tuesday before the Costa Rican public.
The proposal of the North American band, hard rock, eclectic and with a mixture of styles, swept away everything in its path.
When the clock hand struck 8.30pm, the band members took the stage and were greeted to loud applause and cheers from the fans.
The versatility of the voice of Mike Patton, leader of the group, made the show the delirium of the followers, between songs of extreme force and some ballads that accentuated the nuances of his singing.
The group opened the concert with “Motherfucker”, the first single from their new album, and immediately followed with “Be aggressive”, one of their classics from the nineties.
The highest point of the night was when “Epic” was played, their best-known song and the one that brought them worldwide fame.
The show also gave rise to interaction with the public with some humorous in Spanish, such as: "I'm hungry, I want a gallo pinto", in the leader's voice.
There was also the greeting for Independence Day, which aroused the delirium of the fans.
The great absentee of the night, and perhaps the only thing that can be criticized in the face of such an immense spectacle, was the magnificent “From out of nowhere”, the group's flagship song.
At 10 pm, and after an hour and a half of recital and two encores, the band said goodbye to Costa Rica to continue their tour.
Cone of Shame
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Ashes to Ashes
We Care a Lot
This Guy's in Love With You (Burt Bacharach)