Last night, the few that were privileged enough to obtain a ticket and entry to the sold out Faith No More show at Webster Hall, were treated to a 90 minute double encore presentation of one the most famous Alternative Rock bands in our lifetimes.
This is first time that Faith No More has toured in over 5 years since their brief “Reunion” tour back in 2010, so there was no surprise that their entire U.S. tour would be sold out. They have come out with a new album Sol Invictus which will be in stores on May 18th.
Opening the show up where Le Butcherettes who is a Mexican female fronted singer,keyboardist and guitar player who entertained the crowd with some passionate punk rock music and wonderfully entertained and warmed up the crowd for Faith No More following them next.
As Le Butcherettes completed their set and were unloading their gear, the house lights turned blue in preparation for the staging for Faith No More’s upcoming set. Little by little, as the staging was being covered in white by crew who were also dressed in white, the crowd started getting more excited for the highly anticipated band’s performance. From previous shows videos and photos, fans knew what to expect for the layout. So, finally, when the flowers were being brought out onto the stage, the fans roared in excitement knowing that the show was about to begin.
Their 90 minute set opened with the new album’s first single “Motherf*cker” and other big hits included “Epic” which fans went bezerk for, “Midlife Crisis,” “Ashes to Ashes" and of course their cover of The Commodores Easy. Their first encore included the new album’s self titled track “Sol Invictus, “As The Worm Turns” and closed with Burt Baccharach’s “This Guy’s in Love With You.” They retuned with a second encore and closed the show with “From The Dead.”
In the end, from the look at at all the fans faces, the band was worthy of all the hype they have been receiving.
Faith No More is about to conclude the domestic leg of their tour and begin a European run and returning back into the U.S. later this summer for another domestic tour. Dates are listed below and are available on their website and Facebook page.
Photos from the New York City show on May 13th are in the gallery.
Faith No More Late Summer U.S. Tour Dates
July 26, Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
July 27, South Side Ballroom, Dallas TX
July 28, Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
July 30, Masquerade Music Park, Atlanta, GA
July 31, Red Hat Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC
Aug. 1, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 2, Merriweather Post Pavillon, Columbia, MD
Aug. 4, Blue Hills Banks Pavilion, Boston, MA
Aug. 5, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Aug. 7, Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Canada
Aug. 8, Heavy Montreal 2015, Montreal, Canada