Faith No More Cancels Tour Due To Mental Health Concerns For Mike Patton
Rock band Faith No More has canceled their first tour in five years for the benefit of their lead singer Mike Patton‘s mental health.
“To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement,” the band wrote in a statement on Twitter. “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.”
— Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) September 14, 2021
In the statement, the band went on to say that revealing the news to their crew, who had been out of work for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic was heartbreaking, and that they didn’t want to disappoint their fans who have been waiting for them to perform live again.
“And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member that 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 [a] singer,” the band said. “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.”
Due to the change, 12 upcoming performances by the band have been canceled.
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