Local fans of Faith No More look set to be on the receiving end of a massive announcement soon, with the group seemingly hinting towards their first Australian tour in five years.
The news comes just over two months since the group began to cryptically tease their return back in November, which eventually culminated in the release of their first live dates since 2016. Initially set to take place across Ireland, France, and Norway in June of 2020, the tour was soon expanded, with the band sharing plans for shows in England, Scotland, and Germany, with more constantly being added.
“Five years, four colonoscopies, two root canals and a handful of prostate exams tell us that it’s time to carpe diem our asses back to Europe asap,” the group explained in a statement at the time.
Now though, it appears that Faith No More’s first Australian shows in five years could soon be announced, with Frontier Touring recently sharing a similar teaser image on their social media accounts.
— Frontier Touring (@frontiertouring) January 31, 2020
Featuring an animated clip of the group’s logo, the post is captioned by the date “05.02.20”, indicating that an announcement could be coming on Wednesday. To add credibility to this tease, official Faith No More social accounts also shared the post, indicating that big things are one the way.
As it stands, Faith No More last visited Australia in 2015 as the headline act for the final edition of the Soundwave festival. These shows took place just months before the release of Sol Invictus, their first album since splitting up in 1998, and followed their previous headlining appearance at Soundwave in 2010.
The news also follows another cryptic announcement from Faith No More, with the band teaming up with System of a Down and Korn to tease what is ostensibly a North American tour on Monday, US time. Though there’s no word as to whether these bands might join Faith No More on their apparent Aussie trek, it’s currently been almost eight years since System of a Down performed on local stages, so they’re long overdue.