January 30, 2023

Mike Patton lately returned to the stage for the primary time since early 2020 after taking a psychological well being break. As we beforehand reported, the singer has appeared and seemed like his often enjoyable self primarily based on fan footage from Mr. Bungle’s present South American tour.

That was none extra evident than when Patton tried to take out a hovering drone in the course of the band’s Knotfest Chile efficiency on Sunday night time (December eleventh).

Whereas Mr. Bungle was overlaying Slayer’s “Hell Awaits,” a drone drifted a bit too near Patton and firm, coming close to eye-level with the frontman. Up for a duel, Patton beckons the drone nearer and blows a taunting kiss earlier than swinging his microphone like a mace. The drone narrowly escapes the blow and makes a swift exit into the skies above, to which Patton blows a last goodbye kiss.

Right here’s hoping footage from the drone’s perspective surfaces — the mic was mere inches from smashing the system. That stated, Patton isn’t the one one fed up with drones. Weapons N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose lately requested followers to “play together with your toys someplace else” after the band’s exhibits have been being bootlegged by folks flying drones.

It’s good to see Patton in his factor onstage. Months in the past, the singer admitted to dealing with alcoholism and being recognized with agoraphobia in the course of the pandemic. Final yr, each Mr. Bungle and Religion No Extra tour canceled all their tour dates with Patton citing “psychological well being causes.”

In the meantime, Mr. Bungle have shared their 2020 livestream The Evening They Got here Dwelling in full through Ipecac Recordings’ YouTube channel. The streaming live performance movie was probably the greatest to return out of the lockdown period and noticed Mr. Bungle working by means of their thrashy Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo.

Beneath you’ll be able to watch fan footage of Mike Patton battling the drone throughout Mr. Bungle’s Knotfest Chile set and The Evening They Got here Dwelling in full.

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