Deftones have announced a headline tour of the UK in February 2013. The tour sees the band play Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and London. Since their inception, Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also quietly testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze.
Their platinum-certified, Billboard chart-topping 2000 album White Pony earned rave reviews for blending the moodiness of bands like The Cure and Slowdive, but the group has only gotten more experimental since then, evincing a clear restlessness with convention and repetition.
Picking up where 2010's lauded Diamond Eyes left off, the group's seventh album, 'Koi No Yokan' is their boldest yet. Both ferociously melodic and dizzyingly expansive, the album moves from pensive to pulverizing – often in the space of a single song.
With their forward-thinking, genre-agnostic rock, Deftones ride strange waves of inspiration to always-engrossing, always-surprising ends. The songs are as eerie and ghostly and glimmering as the Northern Lights – both strange and strangely beautiful, and firmly positioned at the intersection of blunt force and haunting elegance. 'Koi No Yokan is Deftones' at their finest.
Deftones is an alternative metal/rock band from California, US. The band has been around since 1989 and includes members Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Frank Delgado and Abe Cunningham.
In their 22 years they have released six successful studio albums, toured all over the world and gathered a massive loyal fan base. They have performed at Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfest, The Warped Tour in the US, New Zealand and Australia, Pinkpop Festival and Roskilde Festival.
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Deftones' music has been used frequently by movies and games, including My Own Summer (Shove It) featuring on The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture in 1999 and Hole in the Earth featuring on Guitar Hero 3 for PS3 and Xbox 360. They have toured with acts such as Slipknot and Cypress Hill, with a benefit concert for their bassist Chi Cheng who is in a coma following a car accident in 2008 including guests from Children of Bodom, Slayer, System of a Down and Xzibit.
In 2001 Deftones won a Grammy Award for 'Best Metal Performance' for their performance of Elite. Their debut studio album Adrenaline(1995) and their third one White Pony(2000) have been certified Platinum, while second studio release Around the Fur(1997) and fourth Deftones(2003) have reached Gold status.
Their latest album Diamond Eyes was released in May 2010 and proved popular with fans - they have now announced a performance at this year's Reading Festival which definitely shouldn't be missed!
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