Australia’s touring market is slowly, and surely, opening up following a crushing lockdown, with the likes of homegrown artists Delta Goodrem, Tina Arena and Guy Sebastian all booked for arena tours in 2021.
One act who won’t be playing big rooms next year, as planned, is Faith No More.
On Wednesday, the ‘90s alternative rock heavyweights pushed back their scheduled 2021 tour to 2022, citing the health crisis and ongoing restrictions on international travel and venue capacities.
“Once again in this world of things being temporarily out of our control, we are having to postpone our AU/NZ dates,” reads a statement from Mike Patton and Co. “Postponed and not cancelled being the silver lining here and we’re grateful for that. We intend on making it up to you only at a time when things are safe for all of us. Until then, thanks for sticking this out with us and take care. We’re all in this together and when it happens we promise to make it special.”
The rescheduled dates see Faith No More kick off their tour Feb. 10, 2022 at Christchurch Arena, followed by a show Feb. 12 at Spark Arena in Auckland, followed by arena shows at each of the Australia’s five big cities.
𝗝𝗨𝗦𝗧 𝗔𝗡𝗡𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗖𝗘𝗗 🔊 We wish to advise that @FaithNoMore's tour of AUS & NZ has been rescheduled to Feb 2022, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and subsequent restrictions on international travel and venue capacities.
— Frontier Touring (@frontiertouring) December 16, 2020
All original ticket purchases are valid for entry at the rescheduled shows, confirms Frontier Touring, which is producing the jaunt.
Melbourne band RVG, who made their ARIA Top 50 debut with their 2020 sophomore album release, will open on all seven trans-Tasman dates.
Faith No More’s most recent release, 2015’s comeback album Sol Invictus, went straight to No. 2 on the ARIA chart.
Faith No More Rescheduled Dates For 2022
Feb. 10 — 2022 Spark Arena, Auckland – All Ages
Feb. 12 — Horncastle Arena, Christchurch – All Ages
Feb. 15 — Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane – All Ages
Feb. 17 — Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – All Ages
Feb. 18 — Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – All Ages
Feb. 21 — Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide – All Ages
Feb. 23 — RAC Arena, Perth – All Ages