Deftones To Donate Proceeds Of Merch From Postponed Australian/NZ Tour To Their Road Crew

Deftones are selling the merch from their postponed Australian/NZ tour online and are planning to donate the proceeds to their road crew. The band commented:

“Our touring crew is essential for us to go out and do what we do for all of you. We were crushed that we had to cancel our Australia and New Zealand run this month, and our road crew was hit hard. To show them support, we have made our intended merch line for the tour available for purchase online, and we will be giving all profits made back to our crew. If you are able to buy a shirt, we, and they, really appreciate the support. We will see you all soon. Stay safe.”

Deftones Postpone Australian/New Zealand Dates

Deftones have postponed their Australian/New Zealand shows. The band made the decision following the cancellation of the Australian Download Festival dates.

Deftones commented:

“Due to My Chemical Romance‘s decision to pull out of the Download Festival in Australia, the festival organizers have decided to cancel the shows, and our tour as a result. We understand the growing global situation and concern, and support whatever decisions need to be made, but we are committed to rescheduling our shows for later in the year. Details on that soon.

In the meantime, all existing tickets will remain valid for the new shows, so please stay tuned while we work to reschedule the dates. Fans unable to attend the new dates can obtain a refund from the point of purchase.

Please stay safe.”

Deftones “Might Do A Few Things Here Or There” To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of “White Pony”

During an interview with Forté, Frank Delgado was asked if Deftones are planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “White Pony.” He responded by saying that they “might do a few things here or there.”

Delgado said the following about the band’s anniversary plans:

“I’m sure we might do a few things here or there but I know we haven’t really talked about, and I don’t think we’ve ever really done that either, but I think that record is really seminal for us that it might need the attention!”

He also reflected on the album:

“It feels good to work with not only your best friends but to learn to trust yourself and your instincts. I think ‘White Pony‘ was a big deal and a big part of that because at the time there was a popular thing happening in the States with rock music and heavy metal and we could have easily rode some wave but we trusted our instincts of what we thought we should be doing and that was a pretty big success at the time.

At the time we were young and taking advantage of our creativity and our brotherhood and it just seemed to really all work and I think all bands are chasing that at some point but I don’t think we were ever chasing that. I don’t think we’re always trying to make a ‘White Pony‘ but we’re always trying to please ourselves at the end of the day.”

On another note, Delgado also talked a bit about the group’s new album:

“We’ve been pretty much working on that for the last couple of years and it’s basically done. I think we need to tie up a few things here and there to fix it but I think that’s coming in the real near future – I know it is.”

He added:

“It’s a Deftones record which I know that sounds cliché or cheesy but we’ve never put up any walls and we’ve always gotten together and see what happens and as long as everyone is together and happy and in good shape, we’re good and there was a lot of that. We don’t really chase any sound or try and be a certain way. We just try to get better at what we do and put a whole package together where it sounds sonically amazing and that’s where we’re at right now and we’re pretty fucking excited for it!”

Deftones Mixing New Album

During an interview with Mixdown, Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham revealed that the band are currently mixing their new album. The effort, which appears to have been recorded with producer Terry Date, is expected to be released later this year. Cunningham said the following:

“It’s cool, man. We did things a little bit differently this time. We stretched everything out over the course of a couple of years, rather than blasting through in one go. The process has been mixed with about a year-long break, that we all agreed upon. Being rested and taking that time off really made us appreciate what we’re doing even more. When we’re all laughing and smiling and coming up with stuff together, just like when we were 17… it’s a beautiful thing.”

Deftones Announce North American Tour With Gojira & Poppy

Deftones have announced a North American tour with Gojira and Poppy. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/27 Portland, OR – Theatre Of The Clouds at Moda Center
07/28 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
07/30 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
08/01 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
08/02 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
08/04 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/05 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphiheatre
08/07 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/08 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club
08/09 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
08/11 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion
08/12 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
08/14 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
08/15 Laval, QC – Plave Bellaval
08/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
08/19 New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
08/20 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
08/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
08/23 Washington, DC – The Anthem
08/24 Bridgeport, CT – Harbor Yard Amphitheater
08/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
08/27 Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park
08/29 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre
08/30 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
09/01 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
09/02 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09/03 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/05 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center