The all-ages gig in Sacramento is rapturously received...
DEFTONES played a low-key hometown show last week as a warm-up for their forthcoming US tour.
The band played in front of 200 friends, family and fans at the all-ages Capitol Garage in Sacramento.
Singer Chino Moreno opened the 75-minute set by saying: “This show isn’t about anything more than trying to play some music.”
They played three tracks from their new album ‘White Pony’ – ‘Digital Bath’, ‘Feiticeira’ and ‘Change (In The House Of Flies)’ – alongside tracks from their first two albums, ‘Adrenaline’ and ‘Around The Fur’.
According to reports from the US, Moreno also played a couple of songs with two local Sacramento bands Daycare and Phallucy, who supported them at the show last Thursday (June 7). During the latter’s set he was joined by Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham, who Cunningham played with in the early ’90s.
The band kick off an eight-week tour of the US with Godsmack.
The dates are:
Spokane Arena, Spokane (July 12)
The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, Washington (13)
Meadows, Portland (14)
Amphitheatre, Sacramento (15)
Amphitheatre, Mountain View (17)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine (18)
Sports Arena, San Diego (20)
Desert Sky Amphitheatre, Phoenix (21)
Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque (22)
Red Rocks, Denver (25)
S. Texas Amphitheatre, San Antonio (28)
Compaq Center, Houston (29)
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans (31)
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Birmingham (August 1)
Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach (3)
Amphitheatre, Greenburg, PA (4)
Riverport Amphitheatre, St. Louis (10)
Sandstone Amphitheatre, Kansas City (11)
Target Center, Minneapolis (13)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Indianapolis (15)
Polaris Amphitheatre, Columbus (16)
Riverbend Music Amphitheatre, Cincinnati (17)
Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy (18)
Pine Knob, Detroit (20)
Post Gazette Pavilion, Pittsburgh (21)
Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford (23)
Tweeter Center, Boston (24)
Entertainment Center, Philadelphia (28)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ (29)
Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY (31)
Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Wantagh, New York (September 1)
Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA (8)
As previously reported on NME.COM, the band have a series of European dates lined up and one in Russia – to read the story,