Faith No More/Mr. Bungle Cancel Shows; Mike Patton Cites ‘Mental Health Reasons’ in Statement


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Faith No More and Mr. Bungle were both scheduled to perform a number of upcoming concerts, but on Tuesday lead vocalist/figurehead Mike Patton announced that he will be unable to participate, prompting the cancellation of the planned itinerary.

Said Patton in an official statement:

“Sorry to report that due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates.

I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now. I don’t feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I am sorry to our fans and hope to make it up to you soon.

The bands’ support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way.”

The dates included some Faith No More festival appearances, as well as some shows with System of a Down in Los Angeles. The affected shows:

Faith No More
September 16 Maryland Heights, MO Saint Louis Music Park
September 18 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 21 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
September 22 Newport, KY Ovation Pavilion
September 24 Kansas City, MO Grinders
September 25 Indianola, IA Knotfest

October 10 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 15 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
October 16 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
October 18 Oakland, CA Oakland Arena
October 22 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium
October 23 Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium

Mr. Bungle
September 17 Chicago, IL Radius
September 19 Chicago, IL Riot Fest

Said Faith No More in an official statement expressing support for Patton during this time:

“To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a 5 year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write.

Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us– hoping, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.

And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help. We believe that forging ahead with these dates would have had a profoundly destructive effect on Mike, whose value to us as a brother means more to us than his job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.

Thank you for continuing to believe in us.”

– Bill, Jon, Mike B. & Roddy”

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