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Faith No More rocks sold-out Austin Music Hall with retrospective set

Faith No More rocks sold-out Austin Music Hall with retrospective set

Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Mike Patton
Faith No More played a sold-out show at Austin Music Hall on Monday.  Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Mike Patton
Mike Patton.
Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Roddy Bottum
Roddy Bottum. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Billy Gould
Billy Gould. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Jon Hudson
Jon Hudson. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Mike Patton
Mike Patton. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015
The band closes out what is sure to be its last show at Austin Music Hall. Photo by Daniel Cavazos
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Mike Patton
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Mike Patton
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Roddy Bottum
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Billy Gould
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Jon Hudson
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015 Mike Patton
Faith No More at Austin Music Hall July 2015

As one of Austin’s larger music venues prepares to close its doors for good, one of rock’s most iconic bands paid the city a visit after an absence of decades.

If it felt like an eternity since Faith No More played Austin, that’s because it had been nearly 20 years since the influential San Francisco band had set foot in town. Touring behind its first release in 18 years, Sol Invictus, the band played to a sold-out Austin Music Hall crowd on Monday night. 
 
Faith No More sprinkled the set with tracks from 25 years of music, including their biggest hit “Epic,” which came fairly early in the set. Other favorites included “Evidence," “Midlife Crisis,” “Gentle Art of Making Enemies,” and “Matador.”