“I am sorry to say that due to mental health problems I cannot continue with the concerts currently scheduled with Faith No More and with Mr. Bungle”. This is the shocking announcement by Mike Patton, frontman of the two US bands, who has canceled all upcoming shows from both formations. “I have problems exacerbated by the pandemic – said the singer – which are putting me to the test right now. I don’t feel I can give what I should at this point and I won’t give anything less than 100 percent, “Patton added.” I’m sorry for our fans and I hope to be forgiven soon. The bands support me in this decision and not. we look forward to dealing with it in a healthy way “. The canceled US dates were due to start on Thursday. At the moment, the European dates of 2022 that do not include Italy remain confirmed, where Faith No More were supposed to perform in the summer of 2020 before canceling for the pandemic.
“To say that we feel destroyed by these cancellations would be an understatement – said the band mates Faith No More – It was a real challenge to return to music after an absence of five years, but we have been working hard for a few months and these last rehearsals. they left no doubt that we were back in top form, and this makes this release very difficult to write. After almost two years of pandemic and joblessness it was heartbreaking to break the news to our crew. We consider our crew as one And then, just as importantly, we are aware of what this means for our fans, who have patiently supported us, hoping, like us, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many people have taken isolation quite hard and have waited patiently as the shows were postponed over and over. It will be hard for them. Yet despite all this, we have a member of the fa miles that needs help. We believe moving forward 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 work as a singer. You can count on our 100% support to do what it needs to do to make things right. As well as we are also asking for your support at this time.
Patton, 53, has a very close relationship with Italy, where he lived for a long time based in Bologna, learning to speak the language perfectly. In 1994 he married the Italian artist Cristina Zuccatosta, a relationship interrupted and resumed several times. In Italy he performed for a long time with some of his many ensembles, and his Mondo Cane project was dedicated to Italy together with Roy Paci, in which he reread classics by performers such as Gianni Morandi, Gino Paoli and Fred Bongusto.