Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones will be kicking off a tour of North America on March 4, 2013. The headlining run begins in Rochester, NY and wraps March 30 in Houston, TX. Deftones have also rescheduled their New York City and Boston, MA show dates, which had previously been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Tickets go on sale December 21st.
KOI NO YOKAN, the band’s seventh studio album, was released November 13th via Warner Bros Records. It debuted at #11 on the Billboard Charts Top 200 chart, with over 65k sold first week, and the first single “Tempest” is currently #8 and climbing at Rock Radio. KOI NO YOKAN has also met with critical acclaim. Revolver declared it their “Album of the Year,” SPIN selected it as one of its Top 50 Albums of 2012 and its #5 Metal Album of the Year, the NY Post hailed it as “one of the best rock albums of the year” and Penthouse said “If you hear an album this year that combines the ferocious and the sublime as well as Deftones’ Koi No Yokan, please write us an email and flag it ‘urgent.'”
Deftones Headline Tour Dates:
3/4 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
3/5 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/6 Huntington, NY Paramount Theatre
3/9 New York, NY Terminal 5
3/10 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
3/12 Stroudsburg, PA The Sherman Theatre
3/13 Norfolk, VA The Norva
3/15 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
3/16 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3/17 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
3/19 Miami, FLFillmore Miami Beach
3/21 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live!
3/22 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
3/23 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
3/25 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
3/26 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
3/27 Pharr, TX Pharr Entertainment Center
3/29 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
3/30 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
What’s in stores tomorrow? How about the long awaited new release from Soundgarden (King Animal) and Deftones latest Koi No Yokan.
Give the new songs “Non-State Actor” and “Tempest” a listen. I am sure you will want to go
music shopping tomorrow!
Cool stuff right? There are also some notable releases from Love.Might.Kill, Disciple and a very Airbourne sounding French band called the Sticky Boys.
New Releases for 11/13/2012
Machine Head – Machine F**king Head Live
U.D.O. – Live in Sofia – Box Set
Secret Sphere – Portrait of A Dying Heart
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
Deep Purple – Last Concert in Japan
Mob Rules – Cannibal Nation
Orden Ogan – To The End
Love.Might.Kill – 2 Big 2 Fail
Sticky Boys – This is Rock N’ Roll
Soundgarden – King Animal
Disciple – O God Save Us All
KOI NO YOKAN was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Rush) who also produced Diamond Eyes. Front man Chino Moreno summed up Deftones’ sound in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying “Obviously we’re an aggressive band – not the heaviest, but there’s a lot of attack. He continues, “But there’s also this lush beauty that flows within everything that we do, and that’s my favorite part of the band. To me, it’s the epitome of what the Deftones do.”
From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!’s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers “Best Of” lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.
Deftones US tour dates are below.
9/22/2012 – Irvine, CA – Epicenter Festival
9/23/2012 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/9/2012 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
10/10/2012 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
10/12/2012 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
10/13/2012 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/14/2012 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
10/16/2012 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
10/17/2012 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/19/2012 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/20/2012 – Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s
10/21/2012 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/23/2012 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/24/2012 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/26/2012 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
10/28/2012 -Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
10/29/2012 – Boston, MA – HOB Boston
10/30/2012 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tour, including additional dates as well as the latest Deftones news.
LINEUP REVEALED FOR FIRST-EVER
WITH SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA AND MORE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 IN COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 IN SOMERSET, WI/MINNEAPOLIS, MN
TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 8 AT 10AM EDT
VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE
TWO-DAY DESTINATION FESTIVAL
A CONCERT EXPERIENCE TO AWAKEN YOUR DARKEST SENSES
Step into an apocalyptic underworld where firebreathers, nightmarish creatures on stilts, fire and percussive light, and stunning visuals set the stage for an intoxicating and unforgettably sinister concert experience. The first-ever KNOTFEST–an extraordinary two-day metal and hard rock destination festival–will feature performances from SLIPKNOT, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, DETHKLOK, SERJ TANKIAN, CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE URGE, PRONG, GOJIRA and more. KNOTFEST will debut in the heart of America on Friday, August 17 in Council Bluffs, IA at Mid America Motorplex and Saturday, August 18 in Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN at Somerset Amphitheater. A list of artists performing at each date is available online at: www.knotfest.com.
“KNOTFEST is a chance for us to bring the sensory-overload of a wild European carnival fest to the heart of America,” explains Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). “We’re thrilled to delve deep into our catalogue and play a long set for fans. This festival is meant to be touched, felt, smelled and experienced by everyone on top of seeing an amazing day of rock and metal.”
Featuring two heavy-hitting stages of hard music, KNOTFEST will create an intoxicating spectacle, as fans descend into a decadent apocalyptic underworld featuring circus big-top tents, pillars of fire, and amusement park rides–including the legendary Ring of Fire carnival ride (Saturday only)–while masked performers, firebreathers and nightmarish stilt-walkers roam the festival grounds. Interactive graffiti walls and a drum circle made of junkyard cars will entertain fans and artists alike in the immersive, dark apocalyptic atmosphere. Upon entering the gates, sinister surprises including a Slipknot museum and powerful, vibrant art installations await around every corner for fans to discover and explore.
Tickets for KNOTFEST go on-sale Friday, June 8 at 10:00 AM EDT at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the box office. GA tickets and a limited number of VIP packages will be available with amenities ranging from early entrance, a shaded VIP bar and lounge with a main stage viewing area (21+ only), VIP catered meals, preferred parking and a meet and greet with Slipknot. To view all ticket and VIP options for both dates, visit: www.knotfest.com.
DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 8/17 Council Bluffs, IA Mid America Motorplex
Sat 8/18 Somerset, WI/Minneapolis, MN Somerset Amphitheater
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, PA and wraps August 15th in Chicago, IL.
From their 1994 debut Adrenaline to their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Grammy-winning breakthrough album White Pony, Deftones have continually crossed-over genres, defied categorization and delivered compelling live performances around the world. The Sacramento band’s 2010 release Diamond Eyes was named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!‘s 2010 Album of the Year. Diamond Eyes also graced many other critics and readers “Best Of” lists, including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound.
Deftones are currently in Los Angeles, CA 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 are as follows:
08/02 Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/05 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/07 Washington, DC – Verizon Center Arena
08/09 Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/11 Montreal, QC – Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
08/12 Toronto, ON – Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
08/14 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Amphitheater
08/15 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tour, as well as the latest DEFTONES news.
DEFTONES PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “DIAMOND EYES” ON MYSPACE
DIAMOND EYES AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE MAY 4TH
Deftones have unveiled the video for their single, “Diamond Eyes” on Myspace. “Diamond Eyes” is the title track and first single off the band’s upcoming album, which will be available everywhere on May 4th and can be pre-ordered here.
To celebrate the release of Diamond Eyes on May 4th, Deftones and Hard Rock Hideout are excited to offer you the chance to win an ESP LTD SC-207 guitar signed by Deftones.
This contest will end on May 14th, so act now!!
In anticipation of their new album, Diamond Eyes, Deftones recently posted Part 1 of a series of trailers that will eventually unveil the album cover on March 23rd. The band’s newest single, “Diamond Eyes” will also be available for purchase on iTunes the same day. Until then, fans can check out the “Diamond Eyes” soundcloud widget player, which features the single streaming in its entirety.
Diamond Eyes is in-stores everywhere May 18th. Tracklisting is as follows:
01. Diamond Eyes
04. You’ve Seen the Butcher
05. Beauty School
07. Rocket Skates
11. This Place Is Death
Diamond Eyes cover reveal trailer pt. 1
The Deftones made the first single off of their upcoming album, Diamond Eyes, available as a free download. You can get the song, titled “Rocket Skates,” directly by clicking here. The album is due in stores May 18th.
Tour dates are as follows:
10/10/09 White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA
10/11/09 Toyota Center – Kennewick, WA
10/13/09 Memorial Coliseum – Portland (w/ Deftones)
10/15/09 Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, BC (w/ Deftones)
10/16/09 Save On Foods Center – Victoria, BC (w/ Deftones)
10/18/09 Shaw Conference Centre – Edmonton, AB (w/ Deftones)
10/20/09 Calgary Corral – Calgary, AB (w/ Deftones)
10/21/09 Star Theater – Spokane, WA (w/ Deftones)
10/23/09 Event Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA (w/ Deftones)
10/24/09 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA (w/ Deftones)
10/29/09 The Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
10/31/09 Pearl Concert Theater – Las Vegas, NV
Check out the clip below of Slipknot performing “Psychosocial” live from the Download festival.