Faith No More will launch a tour of the U.K. and Europe this summer after a four-year hiatus from the road. Speaking to Kerrang!, keyboardist Roddy Bottum says the "Epic" rockers felt it was time to return because "the world needs a little provocation right now."
"It's a kind of dark, dark place out there," Bottum says. "And I think that bringing our craft and our musical exploration to the planet can only be a good thing."
He continues, "I hope that by going out into the world and screaming what we do, hopefully we can get people to see things in a new light."
Faith No More last played a show in 2016, which was the final date on their tour in support of their 2015 comeback album, Sol Invictus.
"I think all of us were at the point collectively where we felt like what we had done five years ago in reforming, and the subsequent recording and touring of [Sol Invictus], was an unfinished task," Bottum explains. "There were places that we didn't go, things we didn't do, and ways that we would have liked to perform but hadn't."
"We're planning a new show," he adds. "We're taking a lot of care and finesse in how we present ourselves."
After all these years, though, Bottum says that touring with Faith No More remains "super-scary."
"We remain a loose cannon, you know?" he says. "Collectively, walking amongst each other and doing what we do remains a volatile place. It scares me, but the possibility of grandeur and what we're able to pull off is exciting. It's shaky ground, but it's exciting at the same time."
Faith No More's summer tour launches June 10 in Manchester, England.
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