FAITH NO MORE has confirmed its first North American shows since 2010 with a spring outing kicking off April 15 in Vancouver.
The announcement comes as the Bay Area band wraps up work on their follow-up to 1997's "Album Of The Year". The as-yet-untitled CD is due this May via the band's newly formed imprint Reclamation Recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac Recordings. FAITH NO MORE founder and bass player, Bill Gould, is overseeing production.
"Here we go," said Gould. "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."
Preceding the tour is the release of a second single from the forthcoming album, "Superhero", which will be available as a limited-edition seven-inch single on March 17 followed by a digital release on March 31.
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 07 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
May 08 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 09 - 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
Tickets for all shows are on-sale this Friday, January 30, at 10 a.m. local time. A fan club pre-sale will be made available on Wednesday, January 28 with more details to be found on FNM.com and via the band's social media pages.
FAITH NO MORE, which reunited in 2009 for a series of sold-out performances and international festivals, played a surprise set at Amoeba Records in San Francisco, California on November 28, 2014 in honor of Record Store Day's Black Friday event and the release of the band's "Motherfucker" single.
"Motherfucker" is the first new music to come from the influential alt-metal act since 1997's "Album Of The Year". It was made available as a digital release on December 9, 2014. The B-side of the physical release is a remix of the track by JG Thirlwell.
Among the songs set to appear on FAITH NO MORE's new CD is "Matador", which was written in early 2012 and first performed by FAITH NO MORE in concert that summer.
"It'll be much different than everything else out there — but that's sort of the point," Gould told Revolver magazine. "It's a combination of what we don't hear in the outside world and what we feel is lacking from other bands. And in the end, it will sound like FAITH NO MORE."
"Parts of it remind me of the first SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES album," Gould added. "We used real pianos and that brings this organic quality to it to the music."
Prior to the new album's release, FAITH NO MORE will headline Australia's Soundwave festival in February.
FAITH NO MORE is Mike Bordin (drums),Roddy Bottum (keyboards),Bill Gould (bass),Jon Hudson (guitar) and Mike Patton (vocals).
Photo credit: Dustin Rabin