Faith No More Dates Called Off With Mike Patton Citing Mental Health Issues

Mike Patton of Faith No More
James P. Hendershot
– Mike Patton of Faith No More
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.
The highly anticipated and imminent Faith No More dates in the U.S. are off, with frontman Mike Patton saying he’s unable to perform as hoped thanks to mental health issues, partially exacerbated by the pandemic.
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The Faith No More dates were to kick off  Sept. 16 at Saint Louis Music Park in Maryland Heights, Mo., with festival plays including Riot Fest Sept. 18 and Knotfest Iowa Sept. 25, as well as arena shows including T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., and two Banc of California Stadium dates in Los Angeles Oct. 22-23. 
The Patton-fronted Mr. Bungle had also two Chicago festival plays — Radius in Sept. 17 and Riot Fest Sept. 19.
The influential Faith No more last toured extensively in 2015 and, before that, the 2009-2012 “Second Coming” tour after the band’s lengthy hiatus after breaking up in 1998.