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Faith No More

Live Review

Venue: The Troubadour, Los Angeles

Volatile rockers take the West Coast by surprise

It’s a balmy summer evening and a noisy horde of beardy hipsters, slinky rockers with thick wallet-chains and tatted-up metalheads have amassed at the gates of the Troubadour – that storied Hollywood bastion of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll – in fervent anticipation for tonight’s band, LUMP.

Wait, LUMP? While ticket sales in the days leading up to this evening could generously be called ‘sluggish’, they took on a feverish urgency this morning when Faith No More announced via Twitter that they were the mythical LUMP and that tonight would be a rare, and heretofore secret, club date. With a capacity just north of 300, tickets sold out in 20 frantic minutes.

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