Deftones Announce First 2016 U.S. Tour Dates

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Deftones have announced a series of shows in Texas to follow up their performance at the Musink Festival in Costa Mesa, CA.

March 16, 2016 – Mission, TX
March 19, 2016 – San Antonio, TX
March 20, 2016 – Dallas, TX
March 22, 2016 – Houston, TX
March 24, 2016 – Lubbock, TX

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Last week it was confirmed that Deftones would release their new album on April 8th. A title for the album and tracklisting has been circulating online, with the rumored title being Gore. Below is the rumored tracklisting:

1. Prayers/Triangles
2. Acid Hologram
3. Doomed User
4. Geometric Headdress
5. Hearts/Wires
6. Pittura Infamante
7. Xenon
8. (L)mirl
9. Gore
10. Phantom Bride

Chino Moreno responded to these rumors by tweeting photos with the rumored album title and of one of the song titles. Is Chino confirming the rumors, or trolling fans? We will see soon!

Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter discussed the album at NAMM last week, “[We’re] sitting around waiting for the release of our new record. It comes out April 8th. We have some dates in Texas in March, in May-June we’re off to Europe for some festivals out there. We’ll play for all the people who are interested and want to hear it.”

During a November 2015 interiew with BBC Radio 1’s “Rock Show”, Chino Moreno stated about “vibe” of the the band’s next CD: “I can’t really compare it to our last couple of records. I mean, those two records were done in a very similar manner where we locked ourselves in a room for a short period of time and wrote and recorded it. And therefore, I feel like we sort of really captured this moment in time, and the records sort of sound cohesive because of that. This record was done sort of over a year, spread out over these little, tiny writing sections. So it sounds a bit more fragmented, but in a good way. I mean, I feel like you put on one song and it’s completely different from the song after it, or previous to it. So it’s not like we had this one main idea and we went in and we sort of went with that vibe. I mean, the vibe’s sort of all over the place. So, like any DEFTONES record, I mean, it’s got dynamics and there’s loud aggressiveness and there’s mellowness to it, but it’s all sort of got an ebb and flow to it. I don’t know… It’d be hard for me to just put it in words exactly what it sounds like. It’s definitely a Deftones record. The way I look at it is it’s a gradual step from where we last were.”