Faith No More Sol Invictus

Faith No More’s Sol Invictus Debuts at #6 on U.S. Billboard Charts

Faith No More’s long-awaited comeback album Sol Invictus has reached wide critical acclaim (including this site) and it’s clear their fan base has been receptive.

The band’s first release since 1998 landed at #6 on the American Billboard charts (and $14 on their top 100, #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music and Independent Album charts and #2 on  Rock/Alternative Album charts.) selling 31,000 copies in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide sales for the album proved equally impressive (which was released on May 19th) and are as follows:  #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in the UK. A full chart is below:

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In a press statement bassist Billy Gould stated  “What this tells me, is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”

“We are honored to be a part of the FNM team and very proud of the success of Sol Invictus,” added Ipecac Recordings Greg Werckman (which released the album jointly with the band’s Reclamation Recordings label) “Of course, none of this would have happened without the band delivering such a fantastic record and them having faith in us to handle it properly.”

 

On a personal note this makes me happy as hell to see an actual rock band rising above the drudgery of current pop music, and for FNM to get the U.S. acclaim that has eluded them at points in the past.

 

You can catch the band playing the material live on the following 2015 tour dates below:
 

May 29     Gelsenkirchen, Germany     Rock Im Revier
May 31     Munich, Germany     Rockavaria Festival
June 2     Milan, Italy     Sonisphere
June 4     Vienna, Austria     Vienna Rocks Festival
June 5     Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic     Rock For People Festival
June 6     Berlin, Germany     Zitadelle Spandau
June 8     Krakow, Poland     Tauron Arena
June 10     Bratislava, Slovakia     Aegon Arena
June 12     Landgraaf, Netherlands     Pinkpop Festival
June 13     Donington, UK     Download Festival
June 14     Glasgow, UK     O2 Academy
June 17     London, UK     The Roundhouse
June 18     London, UK     The Roundhouse
June 20     Clisson, France     Hellfest
June 21     Dessel, Belgium     Graspop Festival
June 23     Hamburg, Germany     Sporthalle Hamburg
June 26    Norrkoping, Sweden     Bravalla Festival
June 27     Seinajoki, Finland     Provinssi
June 28     Odense, Denmark     Tinderbox
July 26     Austin, TX     Austin Music Hall
July 27     Dallas, TX     South Side Ballroom
July 28     Houston, TX     Bayou Music Center
July 30     Atlanta, GA     Masquerade Music Park +
July 31     Raleigh, NC     Red Hat Amphitheater +
August 1     Philadelphia, PA     Mann Center for the Performing Arts +
August 2     Columbia, MD     Merriweather Post Pavilion +
August 4     Boston, MA     Blue Hills Bank Pavilion +
August 5     New York, NY     Madison Square Garden +
August 7     Toronto, ON     Ricoh Coliseum +
August 8   Montreal, QC     Heavy Montreal
September 6     Seattle, WA     Bumbershoot
September 18     Bogota, Columbia     Royal Center
September 20     Buenos Aires, Argentina     Luna Park
September 24     Sao Paulo, Brazil     Anhembi Arena
September 25     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil     Rock in Rio
September 28     Santiago, Chile     Get Louder
October 25     Sacramento, CA     Aftershock Festival

 

Check back later this week to see where I’ll be ranking Sol Invictus in the band’s entire discography. You can order Faith No More’s new album on Amazon via the link below:

 

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