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Faith No More announce series of new August dates.

April 22, 2009

Faith No More have announced a series of new dates for August via fnm.com. Most surprising is a return to England for the twin Reading and Leeds festivals on 28 and 30 August respectively. They have also added two more dates for Germany (that makes five in total): Highfield Festival on 21 August and Area 4 festival on Saturday 23 August. Kicking off this series gigs is an appearance at the Pukkelpop festival on Thursday 20 August. Also in August is the already announced Rock en Seine on 29 August.

It is a shame that these dates have only now been announced as weekend and day tickets (for the days in question) for Reading and Leeds are sold out. Also, the Download date was promoted by the festival promoters as an exclusive UK date so FNM fans would not have picked up tickets for these festivals on the off-chance that Faith No More would be added to the already impressive bill.

However, there is some hope. The twin festivals have an official ticket resale site so check out Viagogo for what’s on offer there.

Update: Rocksound suggest Faith No More will headline the Radio One tent at both festivals.

There is better news for the other dates. For Pukkelpop, tickets are not yet available. For Highfield and Area 4, you can get weekend tickets only. Area 4 here. Highfield here. So while you can get tickets, if you want to see Faith No More on the Friday and the Sunday of the weekend 21-23 (the venues are around four hours apart) you will have to shell out for two weekend passes at around €200 in total. Like for Greenfield, Southside and Hurricane, you have to pay for the whole weekend to see Faith No More.

Better value is the Rock en Seine festival near Paris with tickets at just €45 for the Saturday featuring Faith No More and the Offspring.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. KittySpit permalink
    April 22, 2009 9:36 am

    G*d, I m a lucky girl! …5 x Germany… it really doesn’t get better any than this.

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      April 22, 2009 9:46 am

      Yes, amazing for Germany. Would love to go to Berlin on the 16 June but can’t but am in Berlin that weekend when I’d rather be at Southside. But I will definitely go to Greenfield, Rock in Idro, Highfield, Area 4 and Rock en Seine and maybe Pukkelpop.

  2. jradesquire permalink
    April 22, 2009 11:57 am

    Anyone know if they are headlining the 2nd stage at Reading? or whereabouts on the bill they will be? Kings Of Leon are heading the main stage & don’t want to shell out over the face price for a ticket if they only play a 45 minute set. Would rather travel to Paris on the Saturday.

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      April 22, 2009 11:58 am

      No info on any of the festival sites so will have to wait and see.

  3. Porbeagle permalink
    April 22, 2009 12:49 pm

    That has pi$$ed me off big time. So much for the exclusive Download gig! There is no way I am paying over the odds for a day ticket for Reading or Leeds. So as Jradesquire says, Paris it is then! What a shame though. :-(

  4. Anzlezz permalink
    April 22, 2009 6:06 pm

    Congratulation to germany! But i’m loosing some of the excitement for this tour. Trying to plan a vacation with at least three FNM shows. Hove and P&L within reach, but what about denmark, netherlands and belgium before the return to US? Can’t be that hard to find some venues/festivals even if this is a moneytalks reunion!

  5. April 23, 2009 9:28 am

    I’m so glad FNM will be at Pukkelpop in Belgium. Already booked my hotel (campings; been there done that) now only have to wait until the ticket sale begins. I’m surprised though about the many German shows and not yet one in the Netherlands.

  6. The Worm permalink
    May 7, 2009 12:29 pm

    One important thing is the rock en seine festival has a really good sound for the audience. I’ve seen The Pixies, Foo Fighters, Polly Harvey and Qotsa there, sound and gig were really good each time.

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      May 7, 2009 12:30 pm

      Nice one as I’ll be at that one. It is a good point that it can be hit and miss with the sound at festivals given that bands have so little time to set up. Thats why I’m glad they have now added non-festival dates in London, Berlin, Frankfurt and Moscow.

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