As Faith No More readies their first album since 1997’s Album of the Year, the band has booked its first North American tour in five years. The trek will kick off this April in Vancouver and includes two-night residencies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City before wrapping in Philadelphia in May.
“Here we go,” bassist Bill Gould said in a statement. “First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven’t played in over 17 years. We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”
The band says it will release its as-yet-untitled new album in May via their own label, Reclamation Recordings, which will be distributed via frontman Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings. Gould is overseeing the LP’s production.
A month before the tour, the group will release the new song “Superhero,” which follows up “Motherfucker,” the group’s November single. The new tune will come out as a seven-inch single on March 17th and as a digital single on March 31st.
Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on January 30th.
“I think what we’re doing reflects where we’ve gone since we made our last record as Faith No More,” Gould told Rolling Stone last September. “I think this kicks things up a notch. And I think there’s parts that are very powerful and there’s parts that have a lot of ‘space.’ Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it’s always going to sound like us. It’s just what we do, that makes us feel good. Hopefully it doesn’t sound like a bunch of 50-year-old men…which we are!”
Refused will serve as the group’s opening act between July 30th and August 7th. Tickets for the summer dates go on sale April 10th.
Faith No More North American Tour Dates:
April 15 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
April 16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
April 17 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
April 19 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
April 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
April 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
April 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
April 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
May 7 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
May 8 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
May 9 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
May 11 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
May 13 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
July 26 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
July 27 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
July 28 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
July 30- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park
July 31 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
August 1 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
August 2 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 4 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
August 5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
August 7 – Toronto, ON @ Ricoh Coliseum