Chico Moreno's outfit Team Sleep are also working on an album...

Deftones vocalist CHINO MORENO is to take time out to tour with his side project TEAM SLEEP.

The group, who are working on an untitled new album, will perform a series of shows across the west coast of America later this month, according to They will be supported by Phallucy, the other band of Deftones drummer Abe Cunningham.

The tour calls at: Chico Brick Works (December 12)

Seattle Graceland (14)

Portland B Complex (15)

San Francisco Bottom of the Hill (17)

San Jose Cactus Club (18)

West Hollywood Troubadour (19)

San Diego ‘Canes Bar & Grill (20)

Pomona Glass House (21)

Santa Cruz Catalyst (22)

Sacramento Colonial Theater (23)