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Faith No More & Mr. Bungle cancel tour dates for Mike Patton’s mental health

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Faith No More and Mr. Bungle have canceled a batch of upcoming tour dates as frontman Mike Patton cares for his mental health.

“I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now,” Patton says in a statement. “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 notes that both bands “support me in this decision.”

“We look forward to working through this in a healthy way,” he says.

In their own statement, the other four member of Faith No More share that, while they were excited to return to the live stage, Patton’s health takes priority.

“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,” the statement reads. “He can count on our 100 percent support to do what he needs to do to get things right. Just as we also ask for your support right now.”

The affected Faith No More dates run from a September 16 concert in Maryland Heights, Missouri, through their October 22 and 23 shows in Los Angeles with System of a Down and Korn. Mr. Bungle, meanwhile, will miss their September 17 headlining date in Chicago and a September 19 appearance at Riot Fest.

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