Deftones Tour In Support of “Diamond Eyes”

DIAMOND EYES was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Coheed & Cambria, Foo Fighters) and recorded in Los Angeles, CA. The band recorded the album after their best friend and bassist Chi Cheng sustained a debilitating brain injury from a car accident in November of 2008. “After Chi’s accident, it would have been easy for us to make a sad record,” says singer and guitarist Chino Moreno. “But really, this is an optimistic record.” MySpace.com recently premiered a brand-new video for lead single “Diamond Eyes,” which was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Roboshobo (Metallica, Mastodon, B-52’s). Prior to hitting the road on BlackDiamondSkye with Alice in Chains and Mastodon, Deftones will play a string of U.S. shows, followed by dates overseas. The first single “Diamond Eyes,” is presently commanding serious airplay around the world while the album is quickly garnering formidable headlines:

“On their sixth and best effort, Deftones deftly flows from visceral alt-metal brutality to serene melodic beauty, displaying a raw intensity that’s purely cathartic.” – USA Today

“Hard rock thrives on conflict and chaos, and no band has found more beauty and soaring aggression within those ingredients than Deftones.” – Los Angeles Times

“It’s easily Deftones’ most uplifting album to date…Deftones have created a “more optimistic” record – and maybe the Album Of the year….” – Revolver Magazine

DEFTONES have just confirmed an appearance on the outdoor stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC TV on Friday, June 4. The show will air at 12:05AM PST / EST and at 11:05PM CT. Check local listings for details.

Also just announced, DEFTONES have been added to the line-up of the annual KROQ Weenie Roast at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA on the following day, Saturday June 5.

As previously announced, the BLACKDIAMONDSKYE featuring Alice In Chains, DEFTONES and label mates MASTODON has been announced and will rock the nation this fall. Check www.blackdiamondskye.com for further info.

Confirmed tour dates:

Tue May 25 Majestic Theater Madison, WI
Wed May 26 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Thur May 27 Peoples Des Moines, IA
Sat May 29 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
Sun May 30 Aztec Music Hall Amarillo, TX
Mon May 31 Sunshine Theater Alb, NM
Tue June 1 Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ
Fri June 4 Jimmy Kimmel Live / ABC TV Hollywood, CA
Sat June 5 KROQ Weenie Roast/Verizon Irvine, CA
Sun June 6 Live 105 BDF Fest. San Francisco, CA
Wed June 9 B1 Club Moscow, RUS
Fri June 11 Copenhell Copenhagen, DEN
Sat June 12 Download Fest Donnington Park, UK
Sun June 13 Nova Rock Burgenland, AUS
Tue June 15 Aqncienne, Belgigue Brussels, BEL
Wed June 16 Melkweg Max Amsterdam, NET
Fri June 18 HellFest Clisson, FRA
Sat June 19 Hurricane Fest Scheesel, GER
Sun June 20 Southside Fest Newhausen, GER
Tue June 22 Colonia Sonora Fest Turin, ITA
Wed June 23 Volkshaus Zurich, SWI
Thur June 24 Roxy Prague, Czech Republic
Fri June 25 Schlachof Wiesbaden, GER
Sun June 27 Rock A Field Fest Luxembourg
Fri July 9 Optimus Live Fest Lisbon, Portugal
Sat July 10 Sonisphere Fest Madrid, SPA

BLACKDIAMONDSKYE with Alice In Chains & Mastodon:
Thur Sep 16 Charter One Pavilion Chicago, IL
Fri Sep 17 DTE Energy Music Theater Detroit, MI
Sat Sep 18 Molson Canadian Amphit. Toronto, ON
Mon Sep 20 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Wed Sep 22 Agannis Arena Boston, MA
Fri Sep 24 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Sat Sep 25 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
Sun Sep 26 Patriot Center Fairfax, VA
Tue Sep 28 Aaron’s Amphit. at Lakewood Atlanta, GA
Fri Oct 1 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
Mon Oct 4 Red Rocks Amphit. Denver, CO
Thur Oct 7 General Motors Place Vancouver, BC
Fri Oct 8 Key Arena Seattle, WA
Sat Oct 9 Portland Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR
Sat Oct 16 The Joint Las Vegas, NV

For complete ticket and tour information visit: www.blackdiamondskye.com and LiveNation.com.

Much more to be revealed soon so keep an eye on www.deftones.com for information.

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