Something that I’m sure will appeal to most Tool fans – a recent press release from Mike Patton‘s publicist has revealed that Faith No More will be reforming for a series of European gigs this year:
MIKE PATTON SCORES FIRST FEATURE FILM, CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24-Mike Patton (Fantômas, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom and the forthcoming Mondo Cane amongst others) has just completed his first major motion film score for the film “Crank 2: High Voltage” (Apr. 17 release).
While Patton has often dabbled in film whether it was lending his voice to the creatures in “I Am Legend”, his score for the indie film noir short “A Perfect Place” or Fantômas’ film scoring interpretation via The Director’s Cut, this marks his first proper film score.
Created during the latter half of 2008, Patton holed up in a Los Angeles studio and eliminated all other projects during the recording, a point worth noting as he is well known for being one of modern music’s most prolific artists.
Patton has also provided vocals to several videogames including “Bionic Commando,” “Portal,” “Left 4 Dead,” and “The Darkness.” He also lent his voice to Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse (character name: Rikki Kix). Patton just wrapped up a trek across Australia with Fantômas as part of the Big Day Out festival. His upcoming schedule includes a performance with labelmates Zu (Mar. 19 @ Great American Music Hall in San Francisco), the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Apr. 17 with Rahzel (ex-Roots beatboxer) and the highly anticipated reunion tour with Faith No More in Europe this summer.
The bad news is that according to MTV:
But is the news true? MTV News contacted Patton’s publicist, who told us that yes, the Faith No More reunion is happening … and no, they’re not going to be playing any dates in the U.S. (sorry, Coachella fans). This is will be a strictly European affair.
Still the fact that they are re-uniting is suggests that further gigs elsewhere is not beyond the realms of possibility