Deftones reschedule US summer tour to 2021, fans hope for new album release during the wait
Alt-metal legends Deftones have announced new dates for their rescheduled North American tour. The tour was initially scheduled for a summer launch starting this month but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 26-date trek will now kick off in August 2021. Gojira and Poppy, who were originally slated for the tour, are still set to perform for the 2021 run.
It will be the band's first full US summer tour since 2017. The upcoming tour is set to begin on August 12 at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It continues through the Midwest and Canada before heading to the East Coast and south. It leads up to a string of dates on the West Coast, and wraps up in Portland, Oregon at Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center on September 22.
On their Instagram, Deftones spoke about the tour rescheduling and ticket refunds. "If you bought tickets for one of the 2020 shows and cannot make the rescheduled show, you will receive an email directly allowing you to request a refund. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund," they said, adding, "Please hold on to your tickets, as they will be honored for the 2021 dates. Thank you for your patience and understanding." Additional tickets are also available and can be purchased here.
Many fans are still holding on to their eagerness for the shows. "So excited. wish it was so much closer but appreciate the precautions of course," said a fan while another wrote, "I will be holdin' on to 'em 😭." One fan said, "So we should have a year to learn the new material?!?!?!?!? Will keep my tickets and see you guys in Houston next year!!!! Bring on the new album!!!"
Over on Twitter, fans are also hoping for a new album to replace the year's wait for the tour. "You know what would help fix so many problems in this world.....A new Deftones Album lol," said a fan. Another wrote, "You can't just leave us hangin' for a year. Now would be the perfect time to release Eros," referring to the long-shelved 2008 project, which the band started before bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a serious car accident, leading to his death in 2013.
Last month, Deftones did confirm that a new album is complete as they marked the 20th anniversary of their third album 'White Pony', scheduled for a reissue sometime this year. They are also planning to release a remix LP called 'Black Stallion', which will feature all-new remixes of 'White Pony' tracks.
See the 2021 North American tour dates below
August 12 – Minneapolis, MN - The Armory
August 14 – Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
August 15 – Sterling Heights, MI - Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
August 17 – Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion
August 19 – Toronto, ON, Canada - RBC Echo Beach
August 20 – Laval, QC, Canada - Place Bell
August 21 – Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
August 23 – Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
August 24 – New York, NY - The Rooftop at Pier 17
August 27 – Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia
August 28 – Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage
August 29 – Washington, DC - The Anthem
August 31 – Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh
September 2 – Indianapolis, IN - Amphitheater at White River State Park
September 3 – Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium
September 4 – Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
September 6 – Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 7 – Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
September 8 – San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
September 10 – Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
September 11 – Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
September 14 – Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Federal Theatre
September 17 – Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
September 18 – San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
September 21 – Seattle, WA - WAMU Theater
September 22 – Portland, OR - Theatre of the Clouds at Moda Center