Deftones announce change to UK tour

Deftones have moved their newly announced second show at O2 Academy Brixton due to scheduling conflicts and are now thrilled to announce that they have added a show at Norwich UEA on the same night (18th November 2010) A small amount of tickets are available for the original show at O2 Academy Brixton on 17th November and tickets for the Norwich show will go on sale at 12noon on Wednesday September 29th  priced at £25.00 (subject to booking fee). All are available from

Having released one of this year’s most critically acclaimed albums, ‘Diamond Eyes’, Sacramento’s finest return to our shores this November for a UK tour.  Not only are Deftones one of the most important bands in modern rock, they are also one of the most explosive, passionate live bands you will ever see.

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno: “We’re excited to be returning to the UK and Europe this Fall for our first proper headline run for Diamond Eyes. The new stuff is sounding huge live and has been a blast to perform, as well as the oldies but goodies we plan to sneak in the sets. It’s gonna be rad!
Support on the UK tour comes from Coheed and Cambria.  Frontman Claudio Sanchez is equally excited about the tour: “We are really psyched. I love the new Deftones record and to be able to return to the UK and Europe with them is really exciting, it’s the perfect tour for us.”

Be sure to catch one of the following shows:


12th    O2 Academy Glasgow
13th    O2 Academy Leeds
14th     O2 Apollo Manchester
15th    Southampton Guildhall
17th   O2 Academy Brixton
18th    Norwich, UEA
19th    Nottingham Rock City
20th    O2 Academy Birmingham

2010 also marks 10 years since the release of the bands seminal album, ‘White Pony’.  To celebrate, a double vinyl edition of the album has been made available exclusively on from September 13th.

Produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Coheed & Cambria, Foo Fighters), and recorded and engineered by Paul “Fig” Figueroa (Alice in Chains, Bad Religion), ‘Diamond Eyes’ is a powerful combination of muscular impact and expansive atmospherics that charts the latest development in the band’s ever growing sonic range.

Opening with the title track’s grinding riffs and near subliminal hook, the album’s range encompasses the blowtorch attack of ‘CMND/CNTRL’ and the sinister melancholy that underpins ‘Beauty School’. As ever, the album blends the band’s seamless ability to float between genres.  New single ‘Sextape’ (out October 4th) glides with an eerie, discomforting beauty, while the combination of battering rhythms and Chino Moreno’s harsh howl ensure that ‘Royal’ demonstrates Deftones’ continuing ability to enthrall with visceral sounds.

‘Diamond Eyes’ also represents former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega’s recording debut with Deftones. Vega is standing in for Chi Cheng, who was seriously injured in a car accident in November 2008. |

Tickets for all other shows are on sale now priced at £25.00 regionally / £27.50 London (subject to booking fee) and are available from


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