By Ananda Alves, Newsroom Intern.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Faith No More Keyboarder, Roddy Bottum, confirms via Twitter that the band will be playing in Rio de Janeiro, November 5, at Citibank Hall. It’s not their first visit to Brazil, the band played in Rio in 1991, at the Rock in Rio 2 festival.
Over 117,000 people watched that night at Maracanã Stadium, excited to hear the set list based on their three first albums; “We Care a Lot” (1985), “Introduce Yourself” (1987), and “The Real Thing” (1989).
Back in 1991, the band’s energy was impressive, Mike Patton, the vocalist, sang himself to exhaustion by the end of each song. Patton dedicated “The Crab Song” to the Brazilian soccer player Pelé. After performing their biggest hits “Epic” and “Falling to Pieces”, by the end of the concert, the crowd made the band come back on stage and play “Easy”, a cover song from the band Commodores.
“There’s nothing like Faith No More. Their sound is unpredictable, a Frankenstein of hard rock, hardcore, hip-hop, epic progressions in Rush-ELP line and Californian music. Faith No More is an intelligent band, with a gigantic approach. It was a massacre!” wrote André Forastieri, reporter for the Bizz magazine, that year, on his review about that night.
The band was formed in 1981, in California. After testing a couple of singers, Chuck Mosely was chosen for the position, in 1983. A four-song demo tape was recorded in 1984, leading to the first album, “We Care A Lot”, released in 1985. Two years later, they signed up with Slash Records, and their second album, “Introduce Yourself”, was released. The band had a great press response in Europe, but they decided to fire Mosely due to his constant problems with alcohol, limited vocal capabilities, and squabbles with bandmates.
Mike Patton, front-man of the band Eureka, was hired in January of 1989. Six months later, their third album, “The Real Thing”, was released. It was a critical success, granting the band a short tour with Metallica, and huge audiences. One year later, the song “Epic” took off in U.S., followed by the successful song “Falling to Pieces”.
Unfortunately, nine years later, break-up rumors spread intensely. On April of that year, the bassist, Bill Gould, started spreading the note: “After 15 long and fruitful years, Faith No More have decided to put an end to speculation regarding their imminent break up… by breaking up.”
Last February, the members decided to get together again and reform the band, confirming tour dates in Europe, and a more mature path as a band. The audience response was so good, the band decided to book a world tour, including South America. Now with seven albums in their discography, Faith No More will be playing in Rio, November 5, at Citibank Hall. For those who were too young or missed the concert in Rio, in 1991, this is a great opportunity to see the band live on stage.
Check their website for news and further details about the band.
Faith No More at Citibank Hall
November 5 9:30PM
Av. Ayrton Senna, 3000 – Barra da Tijuca
Tickets from R$75 to R$300.