January 30, 2023

Mike Patton returned to the stage for Mr. Bungle’s set on December eighth in Santiago, Chile, marking the primary dwell present he’s performed since early 2020.

Patton had stepped away from performing dwell over the previous couple years, citing “psychological well being causes” that had been exacerbated by the pandemic. As we beforehand reported, Patton admitted to dealing with alcoholism throughout the solitary days of lockdown and instructed Rolling Stone that he grew to become depressed and was ultimately recognized with agoraphobia.

The singer’s struggles led to the cancellation of each Mr Bungle’s and Religion No Extra’s 2021 tour dates. “We imagine that forging forward with these dates would have had a profoundly damaging impact on Mike,” Religion No Extra acknowledged on the time.

In a newer interview with The Guardian, Patton mentioned that he had been sober “for some time” and was doing “fairly good,” whereas including, “However I’m additionally afraid. I’m afraid of myself. … There are a number of points occurring.”

Fortunately, Patton has been properly sufficient to go forward with Mr. Bungle’s South American tour. He was his common full of life self and sounds nice in fan footage of the December eighth gig. The band has since performed two extra large exhibits in Santiago, together with an look at Knotfest Chile final evening (December eleventh) — actually a welcome signal for Patton and firm.

At Knotfest Chile, Mr. Bungle even welcomed members of Sepultura onstage to carry out the latter’s “Territory.”

You may watch fan footage of Mr. Bungle’s first few exhibits again under.

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