THE GREAT EASTERN GIG!

The group's first Russian show will be before 12,000 in the Moscow landmark...

DEFTONES are to play their first gig in RUSSIA, headlining a gig at MOSCOW’s 12,000-capacity GORKY PARK later this month.

The date comes in the middle of their European festival dates, which sees the US rockers play at:

Wholen, Switzerland, Sound Arena Festival (June 22)

Scheesel, Germany, Hurrican Festival (23)

UK, Milton Keynes Bowl (with Limp Bizkit headlining) (24)

Moscow, Russia, Gorky Park (26)

Denmark, Roskilde Festival (28)

Belgium, Werchter Festival (29)

Bergum, Netherlands, Waldrock Festival (30)

Kristiansand, Norway, Quart Festival (July 3)

Lyon, France, Garnier Festival (4)

France, Belfort Festival (6)

The Sacramento rockers then return to the US for an eight-week co-headline tour with Godsmack, kicking off at Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington on July 12. For more details check www.pollstar.com.