Rescheduled Dates Announced For Deftones, Gojira, & Poppy’s North American Tour

Deftones have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with Gojira and Poppy. The trek is now set to take place in summer 2021.

Tour Dates:

08/12 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
08/14 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom
08/15 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/17 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/19 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
08/20 Laval, QC – Place Bell
08/21 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
08/23 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
08/24 New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
08/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
08/28 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
08/29 Washington, DC – The Anthem
08/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
09/02 Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park
09/03 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
09/04 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre
09/06 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09/07 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
09/08 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
09/10 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
09/11 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
09/14 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
09/17 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
09/18 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
09/21 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
09/22 Portland, OR – Theatre Of The Clouds at MODA Center

Deftones commented:

“If you bought tickets for one of the 2020 shows and cannot make the rescheduled show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund. Please hold on to your tickets, as they will be honored for the 2021 dates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”

Deftones Tentatively Planning To Release New Album In September

It looks like Deftones are still planning to release their new album this fall. During a recent appearance on Primus drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander’s “Herb’s Happy Hour,” Chino Moreno revealed that the effort is tentatively set to arrive in September.

Moreno said the following:

“We have a record that we finished maybe — I don’t know — about a month ago, we finally got all the final mixes of it. It’s supposed to come out in, I think, September. But we’re really happy with it. We worked with one of our longtime producer buddies, Terry Date, who did our first three albums. We hadn’t done a record with him in a while, and we went back in the studio with him, and it was super awesome.

It’s kind of been weird, because we recorded everything — the music stuff — all last summer in L.A., and then we have been working on overdubs and vocals and mixing and all that stuff since then, so it’s almost been a year. But, obviously the last six months have kind of been doing everything remote [due to the coronavirus pandemic]… Mainly, it was just me. All the music stuff was done, so just mainly vocal stuff, and then mixing and mastering, going back and forth. But we finally finalized everything, I wanna say a few weeks ago, maybe a month ago now. It’s gonna be sweet. I’m excited about it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Cover Slipknot, Deftones, System Of A Down, Etc. Acoustically

During the June 26 edition of his “Acoustic Happy Hour” series, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn performed covers of Slipknot‘s “Snuff,“ “Deftones‘ “Change (In The House Of Flies),“ System Of A Down‘s “Aerials,” Dio‘s “Holy Diver,“ Staind‘s “Outside,“ and more. You can watch that set below:

Deftones Launch “White Pony” 20th Anniversary Merch Capsule

Deftones are celebrating the 20th anniversary of “White Pony” with a new merch capsule. You can see what the band have to offer HERE. This news comes after the group announced that they will be hosting a “White Pony” global listening party. You can check that out on June 22. You can also find the oral history of the album on theringer.com and an article in which musicians, actors, etc. pay tribute to it over at spin.com.

Deftones Announce “White Pony” 20th Anniversary Global Listening Party

Deftones will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “White Pony” with a global listening party. The event will take place on June 22 at 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT via YouTube.

Watch Employed To Serve, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Members Cover Deftones’ “Elite”

Last month, Justine Jones (Employed To Serve), Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve), Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan), and DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You) performed a quarantine cover of Deftones’ “Elite” as part of Metal Injection‘s “Slay At Home” event. You can see footage of that below:

In related news, Jones also recently discussed her love for Deftones’ “White Pony” with Revolver:

“This album is one of my favorites for all-night tour drives and was a big part of me transitioning from teenager to adult. The Deftones catalog in general grows with the fan — there’s an album for every mood. White Pony‘s lyrics are amazing as Chino [Moreno]’s lyrics come across more like dialogue between fictional characters rather than things he’s going through in his life, which was the first I’d noticed a vocalist doing that at the time.”

She also added the following about covering “Elite”:

“It’s one of my favorite Deftones songs that I’ve always wanted to cover. The lyrics are perfect for social media culture right now — despite it being released in 2000! We kept it more or less the same because the song is perfect in my eyes.”

[via The PRP]

Deftones Working On “White Pony” Remix Album “Black Stallion”

Deftones have confirmed that they are working on a “White Pony” remix album titled “Black Stallion.” The release will be available as part of an upcoming reissue.

Chino Moreno said the following during a global Zoom press conference [via Loudwire]:

“We’re gonna be releasing later in the year a reissue of the record and we’re going to do sort of a split side of the record, a remixed version of it titled ‘Black Stallion‘. So we have a bunch of different people on it, some that actually inspired some of the writing of the record itself, the original album. So it’s kind of come full circle.”

Frank Delgado went on to reveal that the “Black Stallion” idea actually came about before the release of “White Pony”:

“We would talk about our new record, how good it was going to be and we’d immediately jump to, ‘It’s going to be so good, we’re going to have [DJ] Shadow remix it and we’ll call it Black Stallion.’ I think one time we actually hit him up. He was playing here in town and I was opening DJing and me and Chino [Moreno] kind of cornered him.

We were like, ‘Hey man, we’re the Deftones,’ and he looked at us like we were fucking crazy. We were like, ‘We want you remix our record,’ and he was like, ‘Deftones? Are you guys ska?’ But he was like, ‘Well, send it to me,’ kind of like trying to get rid of us and we were like, ‘Well, we haven’t actually recorded it yet.’ It was kind of batshit crazy of us.”

“It’s funny because now he’s involved in that and I think that’s kind of special. This record was just embedded in our brains before we put it down on tape. It’s crazy. I think it has a lot to do with the hangs we were doing. We were just friends hanging out and making shit happen.”

“White Pony” will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on June 20 and you can read an oral history of the album at theringer.com.

Abe Cunningham Says Deftones’ New Album May Be Released This Fall

During a recent interview with Download presenter Kylie Olsson, Abe Cunningham talked a bit about the new Deftones album. According to him, the effort may be released this fall.

Cunningham said the following:

“We actually tracked everything over the summer, last summer—June and July—we were in the studio tracking. And we’re just taking our time. But we actually just completed everything. Were mixing…. We were down in L.A. recording, but we mixed up in Seattle.

We’re working with our old pal Terry Date, who did a bunch of our earlier records and stuff too. He’s up there with this while distancing thing, it was a bit rough, but we figured out a way to kind of do the mixes without being there.

It’s a lot better when we’re all in the room; we can knock it out quick and argue and do our things. But, yeah, we just completed that. It’s getting mastered right now, and that’s been the main thing. So it’s been something to do in this strange off time.”

He continued when asked about the record’s sound and whether or not it’s “heavier” than the band’s more recent releases:

“It’s all that. It’s always hard to describe it. I’ll say this… We can’t help but sound like ourselves, but just being back with Terry, there’s certain sounds that we developed with Terry that kind of became sort of our core sounds, and those are back again.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“It should be coming along, hopefully, maybe September. I heard something. I can’t remember…”

On another note, Cunningham also commented on the band’s shelved “Eros” album:

“…It was never completed, and that’s what people don’t get like ‘what, you’re just sitting on it?’ and I mean no, we’re not just sitting on it, we never finished it. And then he [Chi Cheng] got in his accident and that’s kinda where it just stopped. And quite frankly it’s not that good. There’s some songs that are really good. But I gotta be honest, it was like you know, we were just trying to get back to it and see what we can come up with then… and it’s not that it’s not good, it’s just… there’s a lot attached to it as well, you know? And I understand that people are passionate about that and they want to hear Chi‘s last musical contribution.”

He also added the following when asked about the possibility of finishing the record:

“We’ve talked about putting out maybe a condensed version or an EP of four or five songs, something like that, and that kind of makes sense. But we have to get into all the legalities of it and all that stuff and also we have to finish it. But yeah, it would be nice for that to see the light of day, definitely.”

[via The PRP]

Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Veronica Bordacchini Shares Cover Of Deftones/Britney Spears Mashup

Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s Veronica Bordacchini has shared a cover of a Deftones/Britney Spears mashup. The track, which mixes Deftones‘ “Change (In The House Of Flies)” with Britney Spears‘ “Toxic,” was previously mashed up by DJ Poulpi in 2015 and shared by William Maranci before going viral. Bordacchini commented:

“Hey y’all! 😀 This time I wanted to take the things to the next level, that’s why i decided to make this mashup! I know it may sounds weird, but please give it a try! I worked so hard to make it possible and at the same time I had so much fun! I really hope you like it by the way! Stay safe, Love, V.”

[via The PRP]

Deftones Postpone European Tour

Deftones have officially postponed their European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band issued the following statement:

“Our upcoming European tour dates are actively being rescheduled for 2021. Our current priority is to maintain the safety of our fans, crew, and venue staff. All existing tickets will be honored or refunded upon our next announcement regarding these shows. You may also contact your point of purchase with refund inquiries. Please know we are working to get you information as quickly as possible, and as always, we appreciate your patience and understanding.”