Mr. Bungle Add Shows to Exclusive Three-City Reunion Concerts in February

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Mike Patton is known for many things in the music community. For decades, the man has worn many hats in a number of acts, including Faith No More, which achieved significant acclaim in the ’80s and ’90s. Another of his integral projects was Mr. Bungle, an impossible-to-truly characterize ensemble that often threw a number of styles and sounds into a single song.

This week, Mr. Bungle announced some one-off reunion concerts for February 2020, paying tribute to the band’s 1986 demo The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny — and before tickets event went on sale, the band added second shows to each city:

February 6 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
February 7 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
February 8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
February 10 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
February 11 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
February 13 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

Tickets will go on sale (and quickly sell out) on Friday, August 16.

These shows will be the first Mr. Bungle performances in close to 20 years, and the first time these particular songs have been performed in 30 years — truly a special thing for dedicated fans, of which Patton tends to have many.

For these shows, founding Mr. Bungle members Patton, Trevor Dunn and Trey Spruance will be joined by special guest pals Scott Ian (of Anthrax, among other projects) and Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) to round out the lineup.

Said Patton of the gigs:

“I remember writing riffs for this cassette in my parent’s garage, with no heat, so I recorded in a sleeping bag for analog warmth, playing a one-stringed acoustic guitar that was piped into a ghetto blaster. Thank god I had Trevor and Trey to help decipher my rotten riffs into something intelligible!” 

And Spruance of playing alongside Ian and Lombardo:

“At our very first show, at the Bayside Grange Hall, Nov. 30, 1985, we played Slayer’s ‘Chemical Warfare’ and a S.O.D. cover. I mean, are you kidding?? We WORSHIPPED those guys! And now they’re gonna PLAY in our band?” 

As for what to expect, well, nobody knows. But if it’s anything like Mr. Bungle shows used to be back in the 1990s … watch out.


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