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Faith No More Announce 2020 Australian Tour

The last time Faith No More headlined an Australian tour was way back in 1997.

They also appeared at the now-defunct music festival Soundwave in 2015.

After teasing fans earlier in the week with a mysterious post by Frontier Touring, the metal icons today revealed that they're gearing up to tour Australia with a string of shows across the country.

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“Faith No More has taken many twists and turns over the years, and both Australia and New Zealand have been with us every step of the way; this is something that we have always appreciated,” FNM bassist Billy Gould said.

“Nevertheless, we realise that it’s been 20 years since our last proper tour there. If we wait another 20, we’ll be in our 70s. This sh*t stops now.”

To add to our excitement, the California rockers have also announced that they'll be donating $1 (plus GST) from each ticket sold across their AU & NZ dates to Animals Australia and state fire services across bushfire-affected areas.

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Founding drummer Mike Bordin said of the devastating fires:

“I live in the Bay Area in northern California and we have fires every year. A couple of years ago we had fire on four sides of us. At its closest the fire was about half a mile away.

“It’s bad here and it gets worse every year but, from what I’ve seen, that’s nothing compared to what you guys are going through,” Bordin added. “To be honest, I’m actually feeling a little bit emotional. A billion animals? That’s next level … for us to give this, it’s the least we could do.”

They'll also continue their charitable efforts with an overseas benefit show on June 9th at Manchester’s O2 Apollo in the UK, with all proceeds being donated to the Australian fire relief funds established by Wires and the CFS Foundation.

“Reading the news about what’s been happening in Australia has been heartbreaking,” FNM posted on Facebook, announcing the UK benefit concert.

“It’s hard to even comprehend the scale of damage; hopefully this small contribution on our part can make a difference somewhere.”

As for all the Aussie FNM fans out there, you can check out all the info for Faith No More’s 2020 Australian tour below.

Faith No More Australian Tour Dates

  • Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane — May 13
  • Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney — May 15
  • Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne — May 16
  • Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide — May 18
  • RAC Arena, Perth — May 20Pre-sale runs 24 hours from Monday, 10th February or until pre-sale allocation exhausted, while general public goes on sale from Wednesday 12 February (12 noon local time).

Click here for more ticket information.

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