Deftones Announce Spring Tour
February 4, 2011
This spring, Deftones
will embark on their first official headlining tour since the release of their sixth studio album, 'Diamond Eyes
', last May. The tour will begin on April 14th in Seattle, WA, and will finish up on June 13th in San Francisco, CA. Confirmed dates are listed below. The Dillinger Escape Plan
will support on all dates. Deftones
2011 Spring Tour Dates:
2/18 - Honolulu, HI @ Waterfront At Aloha Tower (on-sale now: groovetickets.com)
4/14 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (on-sale now: stgpresents.org & tickets.com)
4/16 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now: etix.com)
4/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
4/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now)
4/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Postfontaine Corp (on-sale Feb 12: Smithstix.com)
4/22 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (on-sale now)
4/25 - Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s (on-sale now)
4/26 - St Louis, MO @ The Pageant (on-sale now)
4/28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (on-sale now)
4/29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave (on-sale now)
4/30 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre (on-sale now: jamusa.com)
5/01 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Theatre (on-sale now)
5/03 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (On-sale now)
5/04 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (On-sale now: evenko.ca)
5/05 - Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino (On-sale now)
5/06 - Providence, RI @ Lupo’s (On-sale now: lupos.com)
5/07 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre (On-sale now: tickets.com)
5/09 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues (On-sale now: livenation.com)
5/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (On-sale now)
5/11 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (On-sale now)
5/13 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
5/14 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
5/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (On-sale Feb 4: sonar.thundertix.com)
5/20 - Jacksonville, FL @ Plush (On-sale Jan 29: ticketweb.com)
5/21 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live (On-sale Feb 4)
5/22 - Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater (On-sale Feb 4)
5/28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (On-sale Feb 4: livenation.com)
5/29 - Memphis, TN@ Minglewood Hall (On-sale Jan 29: minglewoodhall.com)
6/01 - Oklahoma, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (On-sale Jan 29: protix.com)
6/04 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall (On-sale Feb 4: C3concerts.com)
6/05 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater (On-sale Feb 18)
6/06 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (On-sale Feb 11)
6/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium (On-sale Feb 4)
6/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre (On-sale Feb 13)
All tickets available through Ticketmaster.com unless otherwise specified. Special pre-sale and VIP packages are available for all dates. Head to http://deftonestix.com/vip
for pre-sale dates and more information.
Wake Up Fest: Benefit Shows For Chi Cheng of the Deftones Announced!
January 17, 2011
Following a tragic car accident on November 3rd, 2008, Chi Cheng, bassist of the world renowned hard rock band, Deftones, has been in a state of semi-consciousness after suffering severe TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
Under the supervision of Dr. DeFina, Chief Scientific Officer and founder of International Brain Research Foundation (http://www.ibrfinc.org/), Chi has shown remarkable signs of recovery. Although great strides and great progress have been made in administering a pioneering method of treatment to wake Chi up, funds are needed to continue Chi’s treatment and bring him back to total consciousness.
Chi’s mother, Jeanne Cheng, her son and Chi’s brother, Ming Cheng, and family friends Gina Blackmore and Dennis Morrow have been working tirelessly to raise awareness and money for towards continuing Chi’s treatment. Benefit shows have already commenced, and on Saturday, January 22nd, WAKE UP FEST, a series of shows around the world that will be donating 100% of their ticket sales to the cause, will continue. A complete list of shows can be found at http://wakeupfest.com/.
But it doesn’t end on the 22nd. Shows are being scheduled well into 2011, and will continue to roll on as long as people are willing to play and raise money for the cause. On top of the benefit shows, national recording artists are being asked to donate $.25 from their ticket sales from any specified show to help get Chi to a treatment facility in New Jersey for six months of rehabilitation. Relocation is still an issue, and anyone willing to donate a motor home, tour bus, or any other mode of transportation to get Chi from coast to coast is urged to contact the family at www.oneloveforchi.com.
If you give to one charity this year, let it be this one. Individual donations can be made through www.oneloveforchi.com. So many beautiful people have come together to raise money for a phenomenal human being who deserves a second chance; what better way than through music, something so near and dear to Chi, that has the power to unite people of all races and creeds across the globe for positive change. Come out to the shows and be a part of this truly amazing movement.
BlackDiamondSkye And Vans Team Up For Exclusive Shoe
July 1, 2010
has teamed up with Vans
to create an exclusive Limited Edition High-Top! The design will be revealed very soon. Only 150 of these shoes will be created in total, and we have the very first pair available to win now!
Along with the Vans
shoes, one winner will also get a limited edition BDS
poster signed by Alice in Chains
, and Mastodon
Enter to win by telling us which tracks are featured in this tour trailer for BlackDiamondSkye
To enter visit:www.blackdiamondskye.com
Deftones Confirm U.S. Headline Tour
June 29, 2010
have just completed a triumphant European tour in support of their sixth full-length studio album, 'Diamond Eyes'
, which crash-landed its way into the Billboard Top 10
upon its May 4th release.
Following a string of sold out U.S. dates, and a high-energy performance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!
made an immediate impact overseas to manic audience reaction and headline-grabbing media response. Back home in the States, the press has also responded in kind:
"Diamond Eyes belongs in the pantheon of amazing albums born from tragedy. Unlike their alleged 'peers' (do they really have any?), Deftones learned years ago that a whisper can be more terrifying than a scream and power isn't always about BPMs and downstrokes per minute.
And Godspeed, Mr. Cheng
: Your brothers made great record in your honor." - Alternative Press
While their American fans impatiently await this fall's highly anticipated BlackDiamondSkye
(also featuring Alice In Chains
are pleased to announce their own headline tour slated to begin this August on the West Coast, which will work its way across the Midwest.
Newly confirmed tour dates are as follows:
8/06 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre (www.ticketmaster.com
8/07 - Fresno, CA - Woodward Park (www.timgardeapresents.com
8/08 - Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium (www.tickets.com
8/10 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort (www.ticketmaster.com
8/11 - Medford, OR - Medford Armory (www.ticketweb.com
8/12 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory (www.ticketfly.com
8/14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Rail Event Center (www.smithstix.com
8/18 - Lubbock, TX - The Pavilion (www.frontgatetickets.com
8/19 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theatre (www.protix.com
8/20 - Little Rock, AR - Robinson Center Music Hall (www.ticketmaster.com
8/21 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center (www.ticketmaster.com
8/22 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues (www.ticketmaster.com
8/25 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach (www.livenation.com
8/27 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues (www.ticketmaster.com
8/29 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues (www.ticketmaster.com
8/30 - Fayetteville, NC - Rock Shop Music Hall (www.etix.com
8/31 - Richmond, VA - The National (www.ticketmaster.com
9/02 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva (www.ticketmaster.com
9/03 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore (www.ticketmaster.com
9/05 - Goose Creek, SC - The USN Dive Pavilion (www.etix.com
9/07 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium (www.thevalarium.com
9/08 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's (www.livenation.com
9/10 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hal (www.ticketmaster.com
9/11 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theater (www.ticketmaster.com
9/12 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe (www.ticketmaster.com
9/13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Zoo (www.ticketmaster.com
9/14 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues (www.ticketmaster.com
Links for ticket purchase have been provided. Please note that $1.00 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Chi Ling Cheng Special Needs Trust
in support of Deftones'
ailing bassist. For further information go to: www.oneloveforchi.com
Much more to be revealed soon so keep an eye on www.deftones.com
BlackDiamondSkye Interactive Tour Poster Launched
May 30, 2010
BlackDiamondSkye featuring Alice in Chains, Deftones, and Mastodon, now has an interactive tour poster with dates, buy links, updates, and audio streams from all three bands. BlackDiamondSkye is shaping up to be the most anticipated tour of the Fall, and it kicks off September 16th in Chicago.
Many more tour dates still to be announced, but the schedule so far is as follows:
09/16 - Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
09/17 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/18 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
09/20 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
09/22 - Boston, MA @ Agannis Arena
09/24 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
09/25 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Theatre
09/26 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
09/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/01 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
10/04 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/07 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
10/08 - Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
10/09 - Portland, OR @ Memorial Coliseum
10/16 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
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HOME TOWN: Sacramento, Ca
Chino Moreno (vocals/guitar)
Stephen Carpenter (guitar)
Chi Ling Cheng (bass)
Abe Cunningham (drums)
Frank Delgado (samples/keys)
With a sound that steadfastly defies any and all categories, ignited by the passionate commitment of five friends who have spent a lifetime working and playing together; and international acclaim that conclusively proves their boundary-crossing appeal, Deftones have been making music history since 1988ï¿½selling over three million tickets and four million albums in the process.That history now takes on a breathtaking new dimension with their fourth Maverick Records release, Deftones. The immediate impact of that simple and unadorned title is underscored and amplified in its eleven stunning new original tracks. All the trademarks of the Deftonesï¿½ potent and propulsive sound are here in abundance: from the fearless thrust of an audio assault that effortlessly mixes and matches a score of divergent influences, enveloping rock, soul, pure punk, metal and beyond, to seamless ensemble playing of almost telepathic tightness. From the cryptic and cinematic lyrics of vocalist Chino Moreno to the rolling thunder rhythm section of drummer Abe Cunningham and bassist Chi Cheng; from the rich rush of sounds sampled by turntableist/keyboardist Frank Delgado, to the volcanic power of guitarist Stephen Carpenter ï¿½ there is no mistaking the Deftones. Itï¿½s a realm immeasurably enriched by everything thatï¿½s gone before. From the one-two punch of Adrenaline (1995) and Around The Fur (1997) to the breakthrough success of 2000ï¿½s Grammy-winning platinum-plus seller, White Pony featuring the smash hit ï¿½Change (In The House Of Flies),ï¿½ Deftones makes a huge leap into a vast new sonic space, fueled by nearly two years of non-stop global touring that took the band from the US to Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and back again. ï¿½We couldnï¿½t sit still,ï¿½ asserts Stephen, on the genesis of Deftones. ï¿½We had built up a lot of creative steam on the road and were hitting on all cylinders. You canï¿½t just turn that off. We tried relaxing and living like regular civilians but it wasnï¿½t happening. Weï¿½d forgotten how.ï¿½ ï¿½We kicked it for about three months,ï¿½ continues Chino, ï¿½then got bored. We drifted back together, started writing songs and messing around at The Spot, the rehearsal space and studio we had built for ourselves. And we could tell immediately that we were on to something.ï¿½ ï¿½It just came naturally,ï¿½ asserts drummer Abe Cunningham. ï¿½Playing in the studio is just an extension of playing live for us. We have the same focus and energy, the same way of making it a party no matter whatï¿½s going on around us. Itï¿½s been three years since we put out White Pony and we were under a lot of pressure to follow it up. We just ignored all that shit. When the time was right, we all knew it.ï¿½By the summer of 2002, the time was definitely right. The band had brought their music to a whole new level thanks to a blistering touring schedule that kept them sharp, focused and formidable night after night. ï¿½This is our life,ï¿½ asserts Stephen. ï¿½We are a band. We eat, sleep and everything else you can think of togetherï¿½as a band. We donï¿½t know another way.ï¿½ It was a common bond also forged with fans around the world. ï¿½People are the same wherever you go,ï¿½ says Chino. ï¿½And music is the same in any language. I could tell you we were surprised about the way people reacted to us no matter where we played. But we werenï¿½t. It was like the same party everywhere, just different directions to get to the place.ï¿½ Those directions eventually landed the band back at their home base in Sacramento. ï¿½We planned on lying low for six months,ï¿½ Chino explains. ï¿½But the music just kept pouring out. All we could do was stand back and let it happen.ï¿½ ï¿½I was throwing away more licks than I was keeping,ï¿½ adds Stephen. ï¿½I figured there was always more where that came from. We all just tried to stay in the moment, focusing on what was in front of us and giving it everything we had.ï¿½ ï¿½We had to work to stay ahead of ourselves,ï¿½ agrees Chino, adding that producer Terry Date had his hands full keeping control of the torrent of music the band was generating. The result is Deftones, an album that punches through to the next dimension of the Deftonesï¿½ utterly original sound. Featuring such blazing standouts as ï¿½Needles & Pins,ï¿½ the dark, smoldering ï¿½Deathblow,ï¿½ the jagged, scrawl of ï¿½Battle-Axeï¿½ and the blistering yet unnervingly melodic first single ï¿½Minerva,ï¿½ Deftones takes the band off the road, right through the studio and straight into your ears.