Mike Patton Cancels Faith No More Tour Dates Due to Mental Health Reasons

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Mike Patton Cancels Faith No More Tour Dates Due to Mental Health Reasons

“We believe that forging ahead 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 job as singer,” the band wrote in a statement

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Mike Patton, August 2015 (Mark Horton/Getty Images)

Mike Patton has canceled upcoming tour dates for Faith No More, set to begin this Thursday in Missouri, citing mental health reasons. The dates would have marked Faith No More’s first American tour in five years. Patton has also canceled upcoming tour dates for Mr. Bungle. Read statements from Patton and the band, including impacted dates, below.

“We believe that forging ahead 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 job as singer,” Faith No More wrote in their statement. “He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.”

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Mike Patton:

Sorry to report that due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates.

I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now. I don’t feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I am sorry to our fans and hope to make it up to you soon.

The bands’ support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way.

Faith No More’s Billy Gould, Jon Hudson, Mike Bordin, and Roddy Bottum:

To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. It has been a real challenge to return to this music after a 5 year absence, but we have been working hard for a few months now, and these last few rehearsals left no doubt that we were back to top form, which makes this statement very difficult to write.

Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us—hoping, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.

And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who needs help. We believe that forging ahead 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 job as singer. He can count on our 100% support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.

Thank you for continuing to believe in us.

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