Mike Patton will return to Israel this summer after visiting last year for a rare reunion of his former band Faith No More. On Sunday, Patton announced he will visit Israel on August 3 along with his grandiose musical project titled Mondo Kane.
Patton, known for his wide range of musical activities, has been frequenting Israel in recent years, performing with electronic music artist Christian Fennesz and also as part of a festival hosted by American saxophonist John Zorn.
Patton will perform in Amphipark Ra'anana and ticket prices will range between NIS200 (about $53) and NIS400 ($106).
The massive project includes more than 30 musicians who perform along with Patton adaptations of renowned Italian songs, as well as songs written by Patton's favorite composer Ennio Morricone.
Mondo Kane has been performing for the past three years and in May they will release an album composed of different recordings and live shows.
The project was mostly performed in Italy up until now, but Patton plans on taking it to several European destinations, among them Israel. Patton's Italian connection is not incidental – his former wife was Italian and the couple lived in Bologna. Patton also speaks fluent Italian.