Deftones Reschedule Hurricane Sandy Dates, Add New Stops
Deftones have rescheduled their concerts that were postponed due to Hurricane Sandy for next spring, and have added nearly a months worth of additional dates, as well.
The new trek will kick off March 4 at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, N.Y.; and the band will stay on the road through a March 30 show at the Bayou Music Center in Houston. In between those dates, the group also will play Norfolk, Va.; Atlanta; Miami Beach; Saint Petersburg, Fla.; Orlando and Corpus Christi, Texas, among others.
The makeup dates will take place March 5 at the House of Blues in Boston and March 9 at Terminal 5 in New York. No word yet on support acts for the tour. When the band hits U.S. roads in March, they will just have finished up a European tour that finds them visiting England, France and Germany during the last half of February. Following the U.S. dates, the band will head across the Pacific to perform at Ozzfest Japan (May 11) and will then go down to Australia for a handful of dates.
The group is supporting their most recent album, Koi No Yokan, which was released last month. The album, which is Japanese for “Premonition of Love,” is the group’s seventh studio album and the first since 2010’s Diamond Eyes. The album debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and made its way to number two on the Billboard Hard Rock albums chart.
Frontman Chino Moreno told Billboard before the album was released that he feels like the new record features the band at its most dynamic.
“Some of my favorite things about Deftones are the dynamics. Yes, we’re a heavy band, but we’re not just in-your-face agro the whole time, punching you in the face,” he said. “I really feel like we reached a peak on our dynamics on this record with those two qualities – the beauty of something and just straight, ruthless aggression.”