Chino Moreno’s Team Sleep will hit these shores in June…

DEFTONES singer CHINO MORENO is to head out for a UK tour with his new side project.

Team Sleep are set to follow the May 9 release of their self-titled album with a string of live dates.

Moreno has teamed up friend Todd Wilkinson for the project, which also features DJ Crook, drummer Zach Hill and bassist Rick Verrett.

Wilkinson said: “We were never going to make a record, or start a band. I was just sitting at home, playing guitar, and I started recording some stuff.”

He added: “It was never about trying to play shows, record in a studio, or anything of that sort. It was just bumming around. I had never been in a band, and I never wanted to be – we were just friends.”

The Team Sleep tour will call at:

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (June 13)

Glasgow Garage (14)

Manchester Carling Academy 2 (15)

London Mean Fiddler (16)

Portsmouth Pyramid Centre (17)

For ticket availability, [url=]go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.