The Deftones: Touring Like Mad All Summer

Chino Moreno

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about Chi Cheng, who is showing signs of improvement after being in a coma for more than a year. He was involved in a car accident just before the Presidential election, and he’s been bed-ridden ever since. It break my heart to know that such a tender dude had to endure the brunt of such tragic misfortune.

The Deftones have carried on without Chi. Not that I blame them. As soon as Chi recovers, he’ll be right back with them. So its all good. Alas, the album the band had recorded with Chi, Eros, has been shelved. Hopefully not for good. The latest D-Tones disc, if you haven’t heard it yet, is fucking phenomenal. A real return to what we all love about the leaders of the Sacto scene. To quote a friend, “It’s the first album I’ve listened to twice since White Pony.”

So, they’ve got a smash-a-hammer-through-your-ear-drums disc out, and the Deftones always put on a good show. This fall, they’ll be heading out with Mastodon and Alice in Chains, but before they do, Chino Moreno et al will be hitting the road for a batch of their own headlining dates. I guess as a primer to the fall tour. Unfortunately, the thing doesn’t come anywhere near Manhattan, so I guess that means I’m just shit out of luck. But if you live in any of the towns that are getting this tour, please, do me a favor and go.

Here are those dates, and please…send some positivity Chi’s way. We need that man to return to form and melt our fucking faces again!

Deftones Dates

With Circa Survive:
August 6: Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre

August 7: Fresno, CA – Woodward Park

August 8: Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium

August 10: Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

Just the D-Tones:
August 11: Medford, OR – Medford Armory

With the bad-ass Baroness:
August 12: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

August 14: Salt Lake City, UT – Rail Event Center

August 18: Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion

August 19: Tulsa, OK – Brady Theatre

August 20: Little Rock, AR – Robinson Center Music Hall

August 21: San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

August 22: New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
August 24: Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor

August 25: Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach

August 27: Orlando, FL – House of Blues

August 28: Augusta, GA – Jessye Norman Amphitheatre

August 29: Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues

August 31: Louisville, KY – Expo 5

September 1: Richmond, VA – National

September 2: Norfolk, VA – Norva

September 3: Charlotte, NC – Fillmore

Deftones only, which is kind of better…they play longer:
September 4: Jacksonville, NC – Noon To Moon Festival

September 5: Charleston, SC – The Music Farm

With This Will Destroy You:
September 7: Knoxville, TN – Valarium

September 8: Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts

September 10: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

September 11: Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater

September 12: Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock

September 13: Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo

September 14: Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues


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