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Monday, February 1, 2010

Big San Francisco Reunion News: Faith No More to Play the Warfield

Posted By on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 2:18 PM

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Mike Patton has sparked a million crazy music projects over the decades, not to mention an uncompromisingly eclectic record label, but he'll perhaps always have his biggest following in fans of Faith No More, the San Francisco hard-rock-and-then-some act he became the frontman for in the late '80s.

By the time of FNM's breakthrough album, 1989's The Real Thing, the group had cycled through many singers--including, reportedly, Courtney Love. But Patton helped the group turn "Epic" into a slam dunk hit.

Patton will be part of the FNM lineup that's pushing forward after a decade apart. The band reunited last year for a European tour, and will now play the Warfield on April 14, presumably a warm up show for the group's Coachella date. The news was broken by keyboardist Roddy Bottum, who tweeted today: "San Francisco... At last we announce... FNM special show at the Warfield Theatre/April 14!!! Tickets on sale Sunday 2/07." Bottum and Patton will be joined by original FNM'ers Mike Bordin, Bill Gould, and Jon Hudson.

This gig is just one of many treats we get from being so close to Coachella. If you don't feel like making the big desert festival haul, many of those artists book shows in San Francisco around the middle of April as well.

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