Faith No More 8/4/15 at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA - Review for NECR

August 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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I have vague memories of being a seven year old kid and dancing around to the music video for Faith No More’s “Epic”.  Their everything-eighties rock anthem video was a staple on MTV that was played every five minutes back when MTV was MTV.  Today “Epic” is still one of my top bar juke-box or karaoke choice.

After the band dismantled in1998 I had written off Faith No More as one of the 80’s greats who would now rest in peace.  Little did I know the band had reassembled in 2009 for an international reunion tour, The Second Coming Tour along with the release of their greatest hits album.

Last year the band announced via twitter that they would be releasing new material, and in May 2015 their new album Sol Invictus was released.  

Still in the dark to this “epic” reunion… I could not believe my ears when back in May I heard that Faith No More had blown the roof off of the Orpheum Theatre in Boston.  How did I not know about this?

Doing my research this time I found that Faith No More would return to Boston to  play the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, and I wasn’t going to miss this for the world.  I had to see it with my own eyes.

Faith No More had a truly original stage set-up, unlike anything I had ever seen.  Everything was covered in white, including the artists themselves.  Even the stage hands were donned in white attire.  Accenting the all white stage was a garden of colorful flowers.  When the lighting came on in pinks and blues the stage looked nothing short of heavenly.  Seeing the stage you never would expect the power house alternative metal that was about to happen.  I myself absolutely adored the contrast and irony of it.  Faith No More’s set showcased many songs from their new album like “Superhero” and “Separation Anxiety”.  Thankfully they also gave us 80’s kids a reminder of why we became fans from the beginning, slaying a version of “Epic” that gave me goosebumps. 

After the set the crowd screamed for more and the band didn’t disappoint us.  Faith No More returned to the stage to perform “Motherfucker” and “Just A Man” as lead Mike Patton dove into the crowd for the final song.

Thank you Faith No More.  We missed you.

 


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