“I don’t think I can give what I should at this point”
Mike Patton has announced that he has canceled the dates of his upcoming Faith No More and Mr. Bangles tour, citing metal health reasons.
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The singer revealed via a statement posted by Ipecac Recordings that some of the pre-existing “issues” he is suffering from were “intensified by the pandemic” and are now proving to be a challenge for him.
Patton’s message began, “Sorry to report that for mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr.
“I have issues that were aggravated by the pandemic which are challenging me right now. I don’t think at this point of time I can give what I should and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I feel sorry for my fans and hope you get it done soon. “
He concluded: “The band supports me in this decision and we look forward to working through it in a healthy way.”
A statement from Mike Patton pic.twitter.com/uUIZdlefAm
— Ipecac Recordings (@IpecacRec) September 14, 2021
The shows affected are as follows:
faith No More
16 – Maryland Heights, St. Louis Music Park
18 – Chicago, Riot Fest
21 – Pittsburgh, Stage AE
22 – Newport, Ovation Pavilion
24 – Kansas City, Grinder
25 – Indianola, NotFest
10 – Sacramento, Aftershock Festival
15 – Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
16 – Fresno, Save Mart Center
18 – Oakland, Oakland Arenas
22 – Los Angeles, Bank of California Stadium
23 – Los Angeles, Bank of California Stadium
17 – Chicago, Radius
19 – Chicago, Riot Fest
Meanwhile, Mr Bungle has shared a cover of Van Halen’s ‘Loss of Control’ – you can listen to it here.
This comes as the band announced the physical and digital release of their Halloween 2020 livestream concert ‘The Night They Come Home’, and with it they shared their rendition of Van Halen’s 1980 track.
For help and advice on mental health:
- ‘Am I sad?’ – Help and advice on mental health and what to do next
- Help Musicians UK – Round the clock mental health support and advice for musicians
- Music Support Organization – Help and support for musicians struggling with alcoholism, addiction or mental health issues
- Young Minds – a voice for the health and wellbeing of young people
- Quiet – campaign against living badly for young men
- Time to change – let’s end mental health discrimination
- Samaritans – confidential support 24 hours a day