Multi-platinum alternative rock band Deftones have announced a summer tour supporting System Of A Down. The two-week summer jaunt kicks off on August 2nd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wrapping up August 15th in Chicago, Illinois.
Deftones are currently in Los Angeles, recording their seventh studio full-length with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced ‘Diamond Eyes’. The album will be released via Reprise Records later this year.
Deftones upcoming tour dates:
Aug. 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 4 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 5 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 7 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center Arena
Aug. 9 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
Aug. 14 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Amphitheater
Aug. 15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Rolling Stone spoke with Chino Moreno and Abe Cunningham of Deftones backstage at their show at Manhattan’s Best Buy Theater the other day. The guys opened up about how they pushed through dark times to make their new album ‘Diamond Eyes’, and reflected on their long career in rock. “I notice that there’s a new generation of fans,” Moreno said. “I’ll notice when we’re playing stuff from our ‘Diamond Eyes’ record that a lot of time the younger crowd will react to that and then we’ll play the older stuff that always right away gets their attention, and it’s like new to them.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Deftones sat down with Fuse TV to talk to us about the current state of the band as well as their latest album ‘Diamond Eyes’. “I think that with every record that we make it changes. I don’t think so drastically but we try to maintain what Deftones are, but at the same time making this ‘Diamond Eyes’ record, we didn’t look back and say we want to make a record that sounds like ‘Around the Fur’ or sounds like ‘White Pony’ or sounds like any of these other records,” Chino Moreno explained. “We were just going in, making music each of us all individually and collectively are happy with and excited with.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Deftones are out with the music video to their new single ‘You’ve Seen The Butcher’, off the Sacramento, California rock band’s sixth album ‘Diamond Eyes’, out now on Reprise Records/Warner Bros. Watch it via YouTube below.
Deftones are out with the music video to their new single ‘Sextape’, off the Sacramento, California rock band’s sixth album ‘Diamond Eyes’, out now on Reprise / Warner Bros. The ZFCL directed video features two girls who cast love spells and chase each other through time, space and dimension on a Friday night in their bedroom. Watch it via YouTube below.
Deftones will perform an hour long global webcast live from Dallas on May 4th, 2010. The band will perform live and take questions from fans who log into ustream.tv/deftones on May 4th at 5pm PST / 8pm EST. Ten years ago, Deftones broke boundaries by being one of the first artists to broadcast a live show online on the day of their ‘White Pony’ release. With a new album, ‘Diamond Eyes’ dropping on May 4th 2010 the band will do it again, but this time with crowd participation.
Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno talked to NME TV about how the band have kept going after bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a serious car accident in November 2008, leaving him in a coma. “The way we look at it right now is that we have two bass players,” Moreno said. “We have one bass player who’s out right now. He’s in recovery, and in the meantime, we’re just gonna keep on rockin. There’s so many different ways to think about what we’re gonna do. Once this all happened, we kinda stood back and everything and it was kinda like we can just kinda wait and see what happens. It was weird because once we got back together as a band and sat in the same room together, our initial instinct was just let’s just play together. That’s the most therapeutic thing for us is just to play music together.”
Simon Young of Kerrang! spoke with Deftones’ Chino Moreno and Abe Cunningham moments after their set at Reading 2009 last weekend. They talked about the show the prior night, how things are working well with Sergio Vega filling in for Chi Cheng, how Chi’s health is currently (updates are at OneLoveForChi.com), hoping to release the new album before year’s end, which they say mixes aggressive and lush sounds.
Abe Cunningham of Deftones checked in with fans on the Sacramento, California rock group’s blog at on Wednesday (December 24), offering an update on bassist Chi Cheng, who remains in a coma following a car accident on November 4th. The drummer tells readers:
All The Best!!!!
Hello all! I just wanted to take a moment to say hi and to wish everyone a very Merry X-Mas and to let you know how much all of your positive comments and energy mean to us, to Cheng and to his family. It truly means the world. On that note, Chi’s condition still remains about the same. I wish I could elaborate, but there’s not to much to add at this time, other than I know he’s pissed and wants the fu** outta’ that hospital… for real, this I know.
…that being said, on a night like tonight, I hope that everybody is warm and with the people that they love. Here’s to all of you and here’s to a wonderful and extremely Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!!!
Abe & Deftones
Chino Moreno of Deftones updated fans on rock group’s blog at MySpace on Tuesday (November 4) with distressing news on bassist Chi Cheng. The frontman writes:
It deeply saddens me to inform you all that our brother Chi Cheng was involved in a terrible car accident last night. He is currently in a Northern California Hospital in serious, but stable condition. I am on my way up North right now to be by his side along with the rest of our band mates and family. Chi is one of the strongest people I know, and I’m praying that his strength will get him through this. Please say a prayer for him as well.