Faith No More has launched a fundraiser for their crew who have been impacted by their rescheduled tour plans. The outfit’s new dates for their European tour as well as details on their fundraiser are featured in this post.
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Europe and the UK… Apologies to all who have bought tickets and have been kept waiting, but there is so much uncertainty at the moment. We’re not happy about this but due to the current health situation there is no way we will be able to perform these shows scheduled for June/July. We will reschedule…. as we plan on finishing what we started. We’ll see you in 2021. xoxo Billy, Jon, Mike B, Mike P, & Roddy
Faith No More’s performances with System of a Down, originally slated for May 21 and 22 have also been rescheduled for May 22 and 23 at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium. The platinum selling band’s North American Summer tour dates will be announced sooner than later, but right now a big focus lies in making sure their crew receive a bit of financial help during this time.
“There’s been plenty of attention about the collapse of the concert industry, how it has been impacitng musicians, artists, agents . . . but very little coverage has focused on the impact it’s made on a crucial element of live music and touring: the crew,” said Faith No More Bassist Bill Gould. “Without a band’s crew, the show does not go on; yet, in light of the recent postponements, they have been left with few options to support themselves, or their families. And speaking of families, the band that you know as Faith No More is more than the five musicians you see on stage.”
“It is a larger family, an ecosystem, that includes backline, a production manager, lighting, sound and tour management,” added Gould. “We had an entire summer of touring booked – and now, as a result of this pandemic, all of our crew have been put into a seriously vulnerable financial position. We have been working with these folks for years, and we feel very close to them. Since shows are not an option, we are trying to do what we can to offset this unfortunate turn of events with a special merch sale.”
A Faith No More logo mask, autographed vinyl copies of the group’s 2015 album Sol Invictus, show used drumheads from the band’s 2015 tour, gig posters, and an exclusive limited T-shirt design are among the merch available via their official site.
New European Dates Are As Follows:
June 09, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 7, 2021 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
June 10, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 8, 2021 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
June 11, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 9, 2021 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
June 15, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 11, 2021 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
June 16, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 12, 2021 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
June 17, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 13, 2021 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
June 22, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 21, 2021 Stuttgart, GER Schleyerhalle
June 23, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 23, 2021 Berlin, GER Max Schmeling Halle
June 26 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) June 25, 2021 Oslo, NOR Tons of Rock
July 03, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) July 4, 2021 Amsterdam, HOL AFAS Live
July 07, 2020 (Original Date) – (New Date) July 7, 2021 Zurich, SWI Halle 622