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Faith No More at Hovefestivalen set list and more

June 26, 2009

Faith No More played the Hovefestivalen in Norway last night in front of around 8,000 fans.
Set list (with thanks to jane (pinkcadillac) and tbeest):
From Out of Nowhere
Land of Sunshine
Surprise! You’re Dead!
Cuckoo for Caca
Ashes to Ashes
Midlife Crisis
Introduce Yourself
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
Be Aggressive
Just a Man

Chariots Of Fire/Stripsearch
Fuck You/Chinese Arithmetic

This Guy’s in Love with You

Order subject to change.

First main media reviews are in. VG Nett has the headline “Party with Patton”. Sample quote: “Reunifications is actually quite all right as long as they are of this quality…Faith is back, to answer your band name. We definitely dare to hope for something more. And something new.”
Similarly, Dagbladet leads with the headline “Worth waiting for”. Sample quote: “The decor is sparse and stylish. Red velvet matches the band’s colourful suits and there is never any doubt what is the focus. Patton leaped manically back and forth on stage while keeping his vocal skills, which, if possible, are even better than before.”
FVN have posted a negative review, headlined “Irrelevant comeback.”

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Hassebasse permalink
    June 26, 2009 11:08 am

    I was there and it was absolutetly fantastic. The only minor disappointment was the pretty sedate crowd.

    • Morten permalink
      June 26, 2009 9:54 pm

      What? Would he claim “one of the top shows” if the crowd was sedate? I was 10-15meters from stage, it was totally kick ass, madness and a splendid performance. Gig of the year!! Decade, millenium, ever!!! (ok, maybe not ever, but hey…. it was aawesome, the whole package!)

  2. Jane permalink
    June 26, 2009 1:45 pm

    Sedate? Were we at the same show? I was about 20 metres from the stage,and it was absolute madness. Jumping,moshing,kicking,screaming,pushing and what have you. I’m a complete wreck today – my voice is gone,my back is killing me and my head’s heavy from all the emotions. I feel as if I’ve been run over by a train,both physically and mentally. I’ve actually checked in to a SPA hotel to try and digest the whole experience,so in a few minutes I’ll be in the jacuzzi with a drink,reminiscing about the best party I’ve ever been to.

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      June 26, 2009 1:48 pm

      Superb. First case recorded case of Post Faith No More Stress Disorder. After attending three gigs in five days on the first week of the tour I can certainly empathise.

  3. Jane permalink
    June 26, 2009 1:55 pm

    Yes,I’m pretty sure this is a real diagnosis. And i got it BAD. 🙂 Anyway,the FVN review is a disgrace and a quite impressive demonstration of just plain not getting it. Saying Reunited was nice,and then it didn’t get good again until the next ballad (Easy)? That Mike P was ‘just roaring behind the microphone’? Isn’t that sorta his job? All righty then. The review is so sad and misplaced I can’t really be bothered to be sincerely provoked.

  4. Terje permalink
    June 26, 2009 5:52 pm

    Wow. What a gig. I was lucky enough to stand on the left side of the stage.
    And the audience looked very good. I think the band was pleased with the crowd. The last track they played said it all. One dissapointing thing was.
    Where the hell did the fish (Fisk) go????
    I have picturs from the gig. Where can I upload them?
    Mike B. said sorry for only playing 75/80 minutes.
    It was the festival manager who did that.
    The band wanted to play moore.

  5. June 26, 2009 5:52 pm

    What is “Fuck You/Chinese Arithmetic”? I know Chinese Arithmetic, but what is Fuck You? Do you mean “Poker Face”? thanks

    • Ben permalink
      June 26, 2009 8:11 pm

      My guess is that’s fuck you with lil allen. I was even there but had a little too much to drink to remember the song properly… 🙂

  6. Jane permalink
    June 26, 2009 9:04 pm

    Lily Allen indeed. And yeah, what happened to Fisk? The meanest of words!

  7. everRED permalink
    June 28, 2009 1:46 pm

    What was it that Mike P. said before Midlife Crisis?

    And YES! the Hove show was FANTASTIC! Loved every minute of it! Saw them on Kalvøya back in 93, and missed em ever since :p This was a dream come true!

    You know what, if I could only describe the Hove show with one word, it would have been: BEAUTIFUL!

  8. Terje permalink
    June 28, 2009 4:48 pm

    What was it that Mike P. said before Midlife Crisis?

    First Roddy B says
    Thank you
    Then Mike P. said:
    Everybody okay
    Audience roar.
    And Mike P. says
    And Mike B starts Midlife Crisis

    There are at least one audience sound recording made. It will be out after Roskilde sometie.

    • everRED permalink
      June 28, 2009 5:01 pm

      Ok, thnx…. Maybe it wasnt before Midlife then… But Mike P. said something about The Second Coming tour before one of the songs, and something about the song they then started…. Anyone recall?

      • monaghanunited permalink*
        June 28, 2009 5:02 pm

        Before Midlife he has said on some dates that this song is now autobiographical now or just that this song is true now

  9. Terje permalink
    June 28, 2009 4:49 pm

    Anybody has pictures from the Hove gig?
    Please post pictures somewhere.

    • monaghanunited permalink*
      June 28, 2009 4:51 pm

      I’ll add photos to the Last Word piece later in the week but here’s one set from Flickr

      Faith No More
  10. Jane permalink
    June 28, 2009 6:59 pm

    Here’s a pretty decent (at least sound wise) catch of Midlife Crisis from Hove, so you can hear for yourself what he says. If my memory serves me right without looking it is something along the lines of “here’s a little autobiographical number we wrote especially for this tour”.

  11. everRED permalink
    June 28, 2009 9:41 pm

    Thnx a bunch!

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