Deftones have postponed their upcoming US tour in light of the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement via Instagram, the band said, “Due to current regulations, and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we must reschedule our North American tour dates.
“We’re currently rescheduling the dates for 2021, and you’ll be the first to know once they are confirmed. All tickets will be honoured or refunded upon our next announcement regarding the tour.”
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Due to the current regulations, and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we must reschedule our North American summer tour dates with special guests, @Gojiraofficial and @imPoppy. We’re currently rescheduling the dates for 2021, and you’ll be the first to know once they are confirmed. All tickets will be honored or refunded upon our next announcement regarding the tour. Regarding our European dates, an update will be coming very soon as well. Thank you for your understanding, and patience. Please stay safe.
Originally slated to perform across 30 dates, kicking off in Portland on July 27, the tour would have been Deftones’ first full summer run in three years. Support acts included Gojira and Poppy. It is unknown whether those artists will join Deftones on any rescheduled dates next year.
In a Facebook video last month, drummer Abe Cunningham said, “We wanted to give you an update on our album and we’re currently mixing it. Given the current situation it’s been a bit difficult to get everyone in the same room, we can’t.” The eventual new release will be the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Gore’.
Earlier this month, Deftones celebrated the tenth anniversary of their sixth studio album ‘Diamond Eyes’, by hosting an online listening party via YouTube. Vocalist Chino Moreno has also discussed the possibility of a 20th anniversary re-release of the band’s hit album ‘White Pony’, released in 2000.