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.”

Gojira Share “Pray” Live Video From 2017 Red Rocks Performance

Gojira have shared a live video for “Pray” from their May 11, 2017 set at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. You can check that out below. This news comes after the full show was previously posted online for a limited time.

Gojira Cancel Remaining 2020 Dates

Gojira have officially cancelled their remaining shows for 2020. This news comes after the band’s North American tour with Deftones and Poppy was recently postponed.

Gojira commented:

“Since the emergence of the Covid-19 and subsequent pandemic, we unfortunately are forced to cancel Gojira shows, including headline dates, for the year of 2020.

We are diligently working on a touring schedule for next year, 2021. Although we are not in the position to confirm any shows for this new period at this time , we do hope to have more news for you all in the coming weeks.

We are sensitive to the fact that the pandemic has caused hardships for many of you, this is why we decided to cancel our headline shows so you all can receive refunds now.

Please contact your original point of purchase for refund information.

We can no wait to get back out on the road to play for you all, but until then, please stay safe and be kind to one another!

–Gojira“

Full Lineup Revealed For Virtual “Slay At Home” Festival

The full lineup for the virtual “Slay At Home” festival has officially been revealed. The event, which was organized by Metal Injection’s Frank Godla, will take place on May 29-30 and it will feature quarantine performances, commissioned music, collaborative covers, and more.

Lineup:

Never Before Seen Performances By:

Suicide Silence
TesseracT
Gavin Rossdale (Bush)
Matt Heafy (Trivium)
Twelve Foot Ninja
Tyler Bates
Steve ‘N’ Seagulls
Darkest Hour
Allegaeon
Entheos
Der Weg einer Freiheit
O’Brother
Khemmis
Silvertomb
Mantar
Astronoid
Employed To Serve
Spirit Adrift
Spotlights
Cadaver
Andy Gillion
Johnny Booth
Panamama
Moon Destroys
Nitesoil
Contracult Collective
Spylacopa
Del Judas
Myrone
Chronus
AA Williams
Angel Vivaldi
GlerAkur
Jo Quail

Commissioned Music By:

“Pallid Veil”:
Luc Lemay (Gorguts)
Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)
Liam Wilson (Azusa, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)

“Digital Ink”:
Ben Weinman (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Billy Rymer (END, ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes)

“Solo Set”:
Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour)

“DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”:
Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor)

Cover Collaborations By:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR)
Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)
Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)
Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)
Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)
Ash Pearson (Revocation)
Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)
Gwarsenio Hall (Two Minutes To Late Night)
Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)
Hank Hell (Silvertomb)
Pepe Clarke (Kyng)
Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Conor Marshall (Sylosis),
Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)
Frank Godla (Metal Injection)
Mrs. Smith
Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)
Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve)
Kevin Antreassian (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)
Billy Rymer (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan)
Scott Carlson (Repulsion)
Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)
Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)
Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)
John Tempesta (The Cult, ex-Rob Zombie)
Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)
Joey Vera (Armored Saint)
Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:

Gost
Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)
Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)
Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Chef Brian Tsao
Chef Chris Santos
Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)
Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:

Mario Duplantier (Gojira)
Vincent Castiglia
Trine Grimm
Jodi Cachia
Zein
Carin Hazmat
Nathaniel Shannon
Kevin Wilson
Rodrigo Fredes
Vertebrae 33
Stefan Raduta

Godla commented:

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other.

I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there.

Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises.

I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

Money raised from the event will benefit MusiCares and Global Giving.

Deftones Postpone North American Tour With Gojira & Poppy

Deftones have postponed their North American tour with Gojira and Poppy due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Due to the current regulations, and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we must reschedule our North American summer tour dates with special guests, Gojira and Poppy. We’re currently rescheduling the dates for 2021, and you’ll be the first to know once they are confirmed. All tickets will be honored or refunded upon our next announcement regarding the tour. Regarding our European dates, an update will be coming very soon as well. Thank you for your understanding, and patience. Please stay safe.”

Gojira To Stream 2017 Red Rocks Performance

Gojira will be streaming their May 11, 2017 set at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on May 20 at 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT. Fans will be able to view the show on gojira-music.com for 24 hours only.

Gojira commented:

“We are excited to finally share our Live at Red Rocks. Captured 3 years ago, May 11th 2017, on our US tour with Opeth and Devin Townsend Project . An incredible memory for us in a breathtaking landscape. We kept this baby under our belt this whole time waiting for a special moment to release it.

Fun fact, this was Gojira’s 1,000th show.

After witnessing the disintegration of our Summer Tours 2020, we thought it was a good moment to give a little something away before getting back on track.

We are currently working to re-schedule a tour to take place next year.

We are not yet in a position to confirm shows but hope to have more news for you in the coming weeks.”

Gojira’s Mario Duplantier Shares New Drum Solo “The City”

Gojira’s Mario Duplantier has shared a new drum solo, which he is calling “The City.” The drummer said the following about that:

“It’s a giant monster made of wood and steel, gold and dirt, ice and storms, As fast as light, its movements, animated by an unspeakable and superb energy, create various fascinating sounds. The monster will destroy you on its path if you are not watchful. You may have to reinforce yourself to survive The City.”

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

Gojira’s Mario Duplantier Shares New Drum Solo “Minotaur”

Gojira’s Mario Duplantier has shared a new drum solo, which he is calling “Minotaur.” The drummer said the following about that:

“Here is another drum composition I recently created. I named it “ Minotaur”. This solo has been composed around a drum pattern I particularly love, the alternate single stroke roll “between the hands and the feet”. I’ve never used it with Gojira, but this effect can be spectacular.”