Posted in music | pictures on December 2, 2010

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

Faith No More

"We will not exist after tonight," said Faith No More frontman Mike Patton as he addressed The Hollywood Palladium during the band's final show in the United States.

It's fitting that Patton prefaced "Helpless" with that statement, as it's one of Faith No More's most delicately dark numbers. "Helpless," from 1997's masterful Album of the Year, illuminated everything so timeless about Faith No More. Jon Hudson's pristine clean guitar gave way to an ominous undercurrent of keys from Roddy Bottum. Billy Gould's bass line crept in perfect tandem with Mike Bordin's slow backing beat, and Patton pulled the crowd deeper into Faith No More's maddening airtight aural embrace. His vocals reached heavenly heights before he ended the song with heart-wrenching screaming. It was a dangerous display of rock 'n' roll, and it was emblematic of the band's brilliance. -[Artistdirect]

We bid you adeiu Faith No More, though if you don't exist, how will you play Santiago, Chile on December 5th (with Monotonix and Primus)?!

Faith No More played a handful of reunion shows across the country over the past year, including a pair in NYC this past summer (night 1, night 2), and Coachella in the LA area. The band played what they're saying was their final two North American shows at the Palladium in LA last night (12/1), and the night before. Both setlists are below.

Both Sparks and ex-FNM guitarist Dean Menta joined FNM last night for their collaborative B-side "This Town Ain't Big Enough For the Both of Us" as part of the first of two encores. Video of that, as well as more video, and pictures from last night, with both setlists, below...

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Faith No More - Ben (Michael Jackson) - live Hollywood Palladium, December 1, 2010

Faith No More - Midlife Crisis - live Hollywood Palladium, December 1, 2010

Faith No More - Epic - live Hollywood Palladium, December 1, 2010

Faith No More - Ashes To Ashes - live Hollywood Palladium, December 1, 2010

Faith No More & Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us - live Hollywood Palladium

Faith No More - Pristina (w/Mike Patton stage dive) - live Hollywood Palladium, December 1, 2010

Faith No More Concert at Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Setlist on November 30, 2010

Reunited (Peaches & Herb cover)
From Out of Nowhere
Everything's Ruined
Caffeine
Evidence
Surprise! You're Dead!
Chinese Arithmetic
(Poker Face - Lady Gaga Intro)
Last Cup of Sorrow
Cuckoo for Caca
Easy (The Commodores cover)
Midlife Crisis
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
I Started a Joke (Bee Gees cover)
Epic
Ashes to Ashes
Just a Man
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Helpless
Chariots of Fire (Vangelis cover)
Stripsearch
Spirit
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We Care a Lot
This Guy's in Love with You (Burt Bacharach cover)

Faith No More Concert at Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Setlist on December 1, 2010

Pills for Breakfast
Be Aggressive
Land of Sunshine
Everything's Ruined
Evidence
Got that Feeling
Last Cup of Sorrow
Helpless
Cuckoo for Caca
Ben
Ashes to Ashes
Midlife Crisis
Spirit
King for a Day
Epic
Lets just Kiss and Say Goodbye (Barry White/Manhattan cover)
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This Town (with Sparks and Dean Menta)
Digging the Grave
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We Care a Lot
Pristina

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Comments (26)

good.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 5:28 PM

You're right 5:28, they were good on this tour...very very good! Well said.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 5:34 PM

easy

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 5:49 PM

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous.

Roddy said "this tour" after Patton said something about it being the last US show.

Here's hoping they can muster a bigger than NYC / LA thing.

But I guess Patton's busy enough. I think I could dig another Fantomas, Tomahawk, Lovage, Mondo Cane, etc... or Mr Bungle too. :)

~Dan

Posted by POSTY McPOSTERTON | December 2, 2010 6:24 PM

Mr. Bungle is next. They were god awful when they played BK. Good riddance

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 6:30 PM

Super suck that Monotonix got shut down by the COPS from being on this show...

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 8:34 PM

How appropriate that they ended the last US show with Pristina.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2010 10:43 PM

I was there...first row with hundreds of people crushing the life to get up close! Easily the best concert I've been to, it will be very sad if this is indeed their final get together.

Posted by Dodds | December 3, 2010 12:03 AM

shame their only shows around here were at some shitty outdoor venue in brooklyn that is a pain in the ass if u dont live there. wish they would have just played Hammerstein, MSG or something.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 12:07 AM

LOL @ 12:07. MSG? They could barely do two nights at the waterfront. Tickets for the second night were going for about $12 on Stubhub weeks before the show.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 12:32 AM

i wasn;t sure of the waterfront's capacity. i thought i read somewhere that it was 8k or so.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 1:15 AM

"...everything so timeless about Faith No More." Yes, that’s what I was just thinking. The rap-rock fusion of Epic transcends time. It's right up there with Cory Glover prancing around in a day-glo Body Glove spring suit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 10:35 AM

if you don't like Faith No More, you have no clue about music. Bottom line!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 10:37 AM

^ I don't like Faith No More...lets see I have seen about 800 different concerts in 15 years but I guess I don't have a clue about music. I would say if you are so closed minded maybe you have no clue about music...

Carry on

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 10:45 AM

Sorry I agree..the rap-rock phase was a bad time for music

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 10:46 AM

^ Yeah it lead to Limp Bizkit, 311 etc!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 11:01 AM

^ Hard to argue with that logic!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 11:41 AM

Out of all the 90's bands reunions, this one was the best! Their BK Waterfront show was refreshing in that people weren't afraid to show their enthusiasm. I remember walking up Bedford and thinking "Wow, there are genuine music fans in Williamsburg today who aren't too cool to be impressed."

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 12:41 PM

@10:37 not close minded, just can't stand people who, like you, probably associate FNM with one song and don't apprecaite the breadth of their catalog.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 3:17 PM

BEST BAND EVER!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 4:21 PM

3:17 pleanty of people wrote off Vanilla Ice after one song what is your point!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2010 4:28 PM

damn anon 10:37 you seem very lonely

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2010 12:25 AM

If you think FNM is rap-rock fusion, then you dont know anything about music...

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2010 5:10 PM

Having watched 800 concerts even in 5 years would not necessarily be an indication of whether u know anything about music. Lol. Maybe u saw 800 crappy bands like Britney spears etc.
I am a very open minded person. I have to agree if u don't understand or recognize the talent of faith no more, your musical taste leaves something to be desired.

By the way that's about a show every 2 days. Probly BS.

Posted by Joe the king | December 9, 2010 2:31 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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Posted by يوتيوب القمة | March 2, 2011 2:43 AM

Well, this really sucks, and they still aren't back together. I loved watchin them in concert, and honestly am pretty pissed. Grow up and make music.

Posted by Auto Repair Loans | August 8, 2011 3:46 PM

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