Mike Patton Bows Out of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle Shows for Mental Health Reasons

"The bands' support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way"
Mike Patton Bows Out of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle Shows for Mental Health Reasons
Faith No More and Mr. Bungle have cancelled tour dates and festival appearances planned for September and October due to the mental health of frontman Mike Patton.

Patton, who sings for both bands, announced in a statement this afternoon that "due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates."

He said, "I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now. I don't feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I am sorry to our fans and hope to make it up to you soon."

Patton concluded, "The bands' support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way."

In a respective statement, Patton's Faith No More bandmates wrote 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 singer. 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."

Find complete statements from Patton and Faith No More alongside impacted tour dates below.

Faith No More last delivered Sol Invictus in 2015, while Mr. Bungle released live album The Night They Came Home in June.

Faith No More 2021 Tour Dates:

09/16 Maryland Heights, MO - Saint Louis Music Park
09/18 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
09/21 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
09/22 Newport, KY - Ovation Pavilion
09/24 Kansas City, MO - Grinders
09/25 Indianola, IA - Knotfest
10/10 Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
10/15 Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena
10/16 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
10/18 Oakland, CA - Oakland Arena
10/22 Los Angeles, CA - Banc of California Stadium
10/23 Los Angeles, CA - Banc of California Stadium


Mr. Bungle 2021 Tour Dates:

09/17 Chicago, IL - Radius
09/19 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest



Statement from Mike Patton:

Sorry to report that due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates.

I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now. I don't feel I can give what I should at this point and I am not going to give anything less than 100 percent. I am sorry to our fans and hope to make it up to you soon.

The bands' support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way.

- xMP


Statement from Faith No More:

To say that we feel shattered by these cancellations would be a complete understatement. 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.

Coming on almost two years of pandemic and lack of work, it has been heartbreaking to give our crew the news. We consider our crew like family. And then, equally importantly, we are aware of what this means to our fans, who have been patiently supporting us-- hoping, as we have, for a break in this frustrating situation. Many folks have taken isolation quite hard, and patiently waited as shows have been postponed time and time again. This will be tough for them.

And yet in spite of all this, we have a family member who 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 singer. 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.

Thank you for continuing to believe in us.

- Bill, Jon, Mike B. & Roddy