Faith No More’s first album in 18 years is at the mixing stage, and fans in the U.S. and Canada will get a chance to hear tracks from it live this spring.
The veteran alternative rockers have announced their first North American trek since 2010, with a tour-opener April 15 in Vancouver, BC.
The concerts will support FNM’s as-yet untitled new studio set, the follow-up to 1997’s Album Of The Year. It’s expected out this May via the band’s newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac Recordings, the California-based label founded in 1999 by Greg Werckman (ex-label manager of Alternative Tentacles, ex-lead singer of Duh) and FNM frontman Mike Patton.
FNM’s founder and bass player Billy Gould is overseeing its production. And he says it’s not far from completion. Gould revealed on Twitter that the band was “in the middle of mixing right now…we’re happy.”
Happy to finally be playing more shows in the States! In the middle of mixing right now…we’re happy.
— Billy Gould (@MRGOULD) January 27, 2015
Gould was also keen to share the touring itinerary. “Here we go,” he said in a statement. “First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven’t played in over 17 years. We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”
Ahead of the home-run, FNM will release a single “Superhero” as a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl on March 7, and in digital formats from March 31. The album’s lead single “Motherfucker” dropped late last year.
FNM’s 2015 itinerary includes shows in Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Germany, Austria, the U.K. and France. Click here for the full calendar.
Faith No More’s 2015 North America Tour:
April 15 — PNE Forum, Vancouver
April 16 — Paramount Theater, Seattle
April 17 — Keller Auditorium, Portland
April 19 — Warfield, San Francisco
April 20 — Warfield, San Francisco
April 23 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles
April 24 — The Wiltern, Los Angeles
April 25 — The Observatory, Santa Ana
May 7 — Concord Music Hall, Chicago
May 8 — The Fillmore, Detroit
May 9 — Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
May 11 — Orpheum Theatre, Boston
May 13 — Webster Hall, New York
May 14 — Webster Hall, New York
May 15 — Electric Factory, Philadelphia