Faith No More make a more than triumphant return to San Francisco with two sold out shows at the Warfield Theater.
With the release of their latest studio offering, Sol Invictus, coming early next month (May 9, to be exact), Faith No More have hit the road for their first U.S. tour in over five years. If the San Francisco shows were any indication, they are not to be missed.
As the lights dimmed and the gimp took his place, the band hit the stage with their new single, “Motherfucker,” and spent the next two hours delivering nothing short of a brilliant performance. Dressed all in white with a stage full of bright, colorful flowers, Mike Patton and his band mates not only played the hits the crowd expected, (including “Epic,” “Midlife Crisis,” and “Easy,”) but also introduced new songs “Sunny Side Up,” “Sol Invictus,” and “Super Hero.” By the time they wrapped things up with a cover of Burt Bacharach’s “This Guys In Love With You,” everyone in the entire venue was on their feet.
Providing support on this night were long time San Francisco punk rock icons Frightwig, who actually shared a bill with Faith No More way back in 1984. With their bass and guitar driven old school punk rock, they were the perfect band to open the show.