Deftones is an American alternative metal band that formed in the late 1980s and made its major label debut in 1995 with “Adrenaline.” The band’s biggest breakthrough came in 2000 with the summer release of “White Pony,” which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. In all, the band released six albums from 1995 to 2006, and headlined various tours across North America.

After beginning work on the band’s seventh album, bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a severe car accident in November 2008 that left him in a coma. While Cheng was originally expected to recover according to a doctor’s assessment made after the first 72 hours following his accident, he remains in a “minimally-conscious state” due to several health setbacks and infections. The band announced that it would resume recording and touring with a replacement, though Deftones remain actively involved in a charity maintained by Cheng’s family that helps pay for the musician’s ongoing medical treatment.

Rage Against the Machine, Deftones Tours Among Tickets On Sale Thursday
Rock bands like Rage Against the Machine and Deftones will release tickets to live shows on Thursday, along with pop artists like Janet Jackson and John Legend. Rage Against the Machine announced a full reunion tour Monday, dubbed the Public Service Announcement tour. The band already announced a handful... Read more
Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd Among Welcome to Rockville 2020 Lineup
Florida’s annual Welcome To Rockville festival revealed its 2020 lineup, which is set to be headlined by rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd, Disturbed, Godsmack, and Deftones. The festival, set to take place at the Daytona International Speedway from May 8 to 10, previously announced that Metallica will headline the festival... Read more
Music Festivals, Summer Tours Headline Friday Tickets On Sale
Music festivals across the country are releasing general sale tickets on Friday. City of Trees, Sacramento’s alternative festival, will release tickets, with this year’s lineup featuring Incubus as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakout album Make Yourself. Dia de Los Deftones, the genre-defying festival curated by alternative... Read more
Deftones Plot Annual Dia De Los Deftones 2019 Festival
The metalheads of Deftones are bringing their Dia De Los Deftones festival to San Diego for the second year in a row with an eclectic lineup. The “celebration of music and culture” will take place this fall on November 2 at Petco Park. There will be feature performances from... Read more
The Deftones have announced their latest U.S. tour, set to begin on March 4 in Rochester, New York. The tour, in support of their November 2012 release Koi No Yokan, will stop in 19 major cities. Tickets are on sale this Friday, December 21. Read the full article here. Read more
American alternative metal band, Deftones, announced plans for an upcoming 16 date tour starting on October 9 in Ventura, CA. This tour will precede the release of their seventh studio album “Koi No Yokan,” which will be released on November 13, 2012. Opening for Deftones on the tour will... Read more
Hard rock heavyweights Alice in Chains, Deftones and Mastodon are teaming up for a fall tour of North America. The BlackDiamondSkye Tour name, appropriately, is an amalgamation of each group’s most recent studio album: “Black Gives Way to Blue” by Alice in Chains, the upcoming “Diamond Eyes” by Deftones,... Read more
It’s been more than a month since health issues forced the band off the road, but now hard rock crew Slipknot is getting in shape for a previously teased October tour of North America. A total of 13 shows are booked at the moment, beginning October 10 at White... Read more
While bassist Chi Cheng continues his long recovery from a late November car accident, his bandmates in alternative metal band Deftones are now trying to resume touring and recording in his absence. The group returned to the concert circuit this year with an April 5 performance at Bamboozle Left... Read more
A little more than a week after his car accident, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng is still in a coma, but is in stable condition and expected to recover. “The critical 72 hours has passed and his condition is stable,” vocalist Chino Moreno wrote on the Deftones’s official blog update... Read more