Mike Patton has canceled his upcoming tour dates with both Faith No More and Mr. Bungle, citing mental health reasons.
Patton said in a statement: “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 noted that both Faith No More and Mr. Bungle “support me in this decision and we look forward to working through this in a healthy way.”
Members of Faith No More have issued their own statement expressing support of the band’s frontman. “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.”
The concert dates affected include Faith No More’s upcoming US tour, which includes appearances with System of a Down, and festival appearances at Chicago’s Riot Fest, Slipknot’s Knotfest in Iowa, and Aftershock in California. Mr. Bungle’s appearance at Riot Fest and a warm-up gig in Chicago have also been called off.
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