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June 25, 2009

Over 13,000 people flocked to see Faith No More return to Finland last night for what, by all accounts, was a storming gig.
Here’s the set list (courtesy of tbeest and J).

  1. Reunited
  2. From Out of Nowhere
  3. Land of Sunshine
  4. Caffeine
  5. Evidence
  6. Surprise! You’re Dead!
  7. Last Cup of Sorrow
  8. Poker Face/Chinese Arithmetic
  9. Cuckoo for Caca
  10. Easy
  11. Ashes to Ashes
  12. King for a Day
  13. Midlife Crisis
  14. Introduce Yourself
  15. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
  16. Be Aggressive
  17. Epic
  18. Just a Man
  19. Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
  20. Digging the Grave
  21. I Started a Joke
  22. We Care a Lot

The concert made the front page of the Finnish edition of the Metro newspaper here. More on page 12 too. Leading Helsinki newspaper Helsingin Sanomat also featured a short positie review of the gig. Sample quote: “Patton sang, shouted, spat, talked laughed and did all the human voice can do.” Finnish national broadcaster YLE also featured a short piece with a nice gallery here. Here’s the Vartti piece on the noise levels again too.

There are some not great quality videos of Digging the Grave here and here. More photos here and here. There’s another great gallery here.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2009 12:29 pm

    Woaah, such a show it was awesome and thanks You Tube for this great vids. 2 more months to wait before Rock en Seine !!!!

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      June 25, 2009 12:29 pm

      I’m aiming to go to that one as well.

    • Katja permalink
      August 13, 2009 3:25 pm

      i was in helsinki and turku and i’m also going to rock en seine

  2. Epicor permalink
    June 25, 2009 1:00 pm

    The beginning of that Helsingin Sanomat -review is BS!

    “The band that broke up 12 years ago…” Get your facts straight! It’s eleven years now.

    “All their relevant albums are made in the years 1989 and 1992” So KFAD and AOTY are not relevant albums??? Oh c’mon…

    “To be honest, none of the members of FNM have done nothing earthmoving after the band broke up..”. Well that’s just a matter of opinion. I consider Fantomas, Peeping Tom, Tomahawk and Mondo Cane as ones of the best music acts in the world.

    Otherwise the review is awesome.

    • June 25, 2009 2:29 pm

      You’re right !!! How this columnist dare write that they splitted 12 years ago !!
      This article is clearly wrong but no one can talk better about Mike Patton bands and FNM as their fans !!!! Me including hahaha

  3. tbeest permalink
    June 25, 2009 1:51 pm

    The setlist order has been changed to probably the correct one:

  4. June 25, 2009 2:37 pm

    On the cover of the finish newspaper there is a guy wearing a white FNM 2nd Coming shirt.

    I hadn’t seen that on the concert merch stand pics I’ve seen online.
    And it sure isn’t for sale on

    Can anyone confirm??

  5. Epicor permalink
    June 25, 2009 2:42 pm

    Yeah they sold there white vintage fnm shirts like this (but white of course). I bought one too. It has all the tour dates printed in the back side of the shirt.

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      June 25, 2009 2:42 pm

      Was it from the official merchandise stand or a bootleg version?

      • Epicor permalink
        June 25, 2009 3:08 pm

        well not quite sure what you mean by a “bootleg shirt”… I have never seen any not-official merchandise on sale in Finland. But yeah i’m sure it’s an official shirt. You can see the merch stand for exemple in this video (starting from 02:01 on the left side of that screen)

      • monaghanunited permalink*
        June 25, 2009 3:10 pm

        Ok nice that they have some new ones on sale. I’m still after the orange one as it was sold out in Milan and wrong size in Interlaken. Re “bootleg shirts”, there hundreds of different varieties of fake FNM t-shirts on sale in Milan. Also outside Brixton there was a green version of the logo tee without the version 2.0 on sale sale for £5.

  6. nick permalink
    June 25, 2009 5:17 pm

    Crowd recorded audio from this show

    All credit goes to the recorder of the show who released this in flac format on

    This is converted to mp3 , which some say is sacrilege , but if you want it in flac , you know where to find it

  7. June 25, 2009 6:07 pm

    An unforgettable gig by General Patton and his men! A review/travel report in Swedish is posted at my blog, complete with stolen images/vids:

  8. Rantala permalink
    June 25, 2009 9:06 pm

    What an unforgettable experience the gig was! I was in the fourth row a bit to the right from center, and the crowd was wild! Best gig all summer so far, comparing to bullshit bands like Metallica and AC/DC who also were in helsinki this june.. 🙂 Can’t wait the 9 or so days to see FNM again in Turku, that will be so great if it’s anything like the gig in Helsinki on wednesday!

  9. June 26, 2009 11:59 am

    Lucky bitches !!! I’ll see if I can finf some t-shirts or ads about FNM coming in France.

  10. June 28, 2009 6:03 pm

    Memories by a Finn:

    Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland, 24th June 2009

    We arrived at the venue gates about 20 minutes before they opened. It´s the same venue where the biggest Finnish Metal Festival, Tuska is held every summer. I was afraid we would be queuing a long time but there were only about 50 people there. We listened to Waltari doing soundcheck and finally got in.

    We got nice places in the front row, right next to Roddy once again. That seems to be our favourite spot on this tour by the way. We like Roddy the best. Anyhow, the front of the stage was not crowded at all. There was a bar in the area so it wasn´t a surprise.

    We waited forever and finally Waltari took the stage. Both of the warm-up bands are Billy´s favourites by the way. He produced one album for CMX, the other band on the bill and remixed one of Waltari´s songs back in the 90´s. Waltari singer Kärtsy was telling the audience “Happy crossover!” all the time.

    CMX was better than Waltari. They played a tight set consisting of their rather less known songs. The singer A.W. Yrjänä said “It´s great to be here with Faith No More. Well, it´s not great for YOU, it´s great for us.” Laughing sarcastically. They got a nice response from the audience though.

    Finally it was time for FNM roadies to kick in. We recognized all of them from Milan. All of the gear was set up in about 20 minutes. Then for another 20 minutes of waiting…

    And out walks Roddy. He immediately seemed a lot happier than in Milan. Billy came out with a bottle of white wine and a nice glass. Classy it was. Patton was also sipping on the white wine throughout the show.

    Roddy and Billy were talking a lot during the show. Also Patton seemed very energetic. Puffy made the crowd clap with his sticks more than once. All in all the band seemed to like the 13000 capacity crowd very much. It was not hard though since all of us sang along to every song, not just the hits.

    Patton was clearly having pain on his leg. He was running and jumping as usual but after a failed jump he grinned in agony and was certainly saying “Owww!”. He was also smiling and laughing so it must´ve not been that bad.

    Apparently Patton has found a new megaphone for himself that can sing the soccer song “Ole Ole”. He was using this three times to makes the crowd sing the stupid song.

    Highlights of the show: Evidence, Cuckoo For Caca, Midlife Crisis with a big singalong, Just A Man with Patton freaking out, Digging The Grave with Patton clearly lost with the words and song structure and I Started A Joke with a suicide theme fitting for Finland.

    Random memories: Roddy was loving Finland. He took a few photos of the audience during the show and posted one of those on Twitter. The band was commenting “look at all those hands!” and Patton said “are all those hands attached to bodies?”. He also said at one point “look at all those asses!”. During Evidence Patton said “how about a little Espagnol?” and “just think of Enrique Iglesias!”. They had fun during that song, making cliché Spanish sounds etc. During the intro of Gentle Art Patton was clearly aggravated and he was cursing by himself which was amusing. He also freaked out during Just A Man and the climax was long and huge. After singing the last notes Patton actually made a backflip which he hasn´t done since 1995. At some point Billy poured more wine into his glass and Patton was excitedly there also with his glass. Puffy loved the audience. Jon was singing good and his “ooh, aahs” during Stripsearch were spot-on. Before the last encore Roddy came out and said “sweet, sweet Helsinki”. Patton responded “did you just say sweet Helstinky?”. Then they made further jokes about that. Finally during I Started A Joke Patton made fun of the Finnish suicide rates by commenting “here´s a nice suicide ballad for you” and turning his hand into a pistol and shooting himself in the head twice.

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