Posted in metal | music | tour dates on April 25, 2012

by BBG

Deftones & System of a Down tease their upcoming tour
Deftones & System of a Down

System of a Down and Deftones are teaming up for a string of mostly East Coast dates in August, tagging both PNC Bank Arts Center on August 4th and Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 5th. Tickets for both shows go on sale on May 5th. The shows are SOAD's first East Coast dates since taking a hiatus six years ago.

Though SOAD has been largely inactive as of late, Deftones have not. The band, which features ex-Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega while Chi Cheng recovers from his auto accident, has begun work on its new LP with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who was behind the boards for 2010's Diamond Eyes.

Chi Cheng is steadily improving according to a recent update, but he still needs your help

CHI IS READY TO GO HOME!
...and i need your help.
1. need to raise money to fly him home. this requires a medical flight.. runs about $20,000
2. need to raise money to buy him a hospital bed that does amazing things to avoid him acquiring bed sores.. runs about $15,000 USED!
3. (could be long term goal but would be nice to get asap for him) a wheel chair accessible van to transport him to and from his treatments and checkups. i am thinking it could run $20-30,000.
Donate if you can.

In other news, Chino Moreno of Deftones has joined on for another side project called Palms, this time featuring three-fifths of the final lineup of Isis (Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide):

"Clifford, Jeff and I started Palms a little over a year ago out of a desire to continue making music together after ISIS ended," explained Harris. "Chino joined shortly after and our sound took shape from there. We've worked really hard on this first release and are excited for people to hear it. It's nice to be back behind the drum kit, and with this line up."

"Being a huge ISIS fan I've always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound," added Moreno. "I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so."
Look for that release via Ipecac later this year - no word on an exact release date.

All tour dates and some video below....

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System Of A Down - Chop Suey!

System Of A Down - Aerials

Deftones - Rocket Skates (Video)

Deftones - Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) (Video)

SYSTEM OF A DOWN, DEFTONES - 2012 TOUR DATES
8/02 Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center
8/04 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
8/05 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/07 Washington, DC - Verizon Center Arena
8/09 Boston, MA - Comcast Center
8/11 Montreal, QC - Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
8/12 Toronto, ON - Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
8/14 Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Amphitheater
8/15 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena

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Comments (60)

keep fighting chi

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 3:27 PM

fuuuuuuuuuuck, why jones beach?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 3:34 PM

these all look like huge venues. why doesn't syndrome of a down pay for Chi's bedsores?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 3:41 PM

System of a Down? Yikes. Thought nu metal died out ages ago.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 3:44 PM

can't keep the pu-metal down..

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 3:57 PM

I predict Heavy Metal Parking Lot III tapings at these shows.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 4:04 PM

This will be good. Shit on the tour all you want. Deftones are incredible and put out the best album of 2010.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 4:11 PM

this would be a killer show...but not at jones beach.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 4:13 PM

can't the deftones just play 1 or 2 benefit shows to raise the money? are the deftones really that poor that they can't put up 60k for their band member?

Posted by bonz | April 25, 2012 4:20 PM

yeah i don't get why they can't raise the money themselves. aren't they friends with slayer?

that said, i wish a speedy recovery to the dude.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 4:32 PM

they have played many benefits for chi.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 4:36 PM

They probably aren't that rich. Success as musicians doesn't necessarially equal big money.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 4:39 PM

this will be good but they need to play indoors as well

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 6:36 PM

am i the only isis fan who thinks this is bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 6:44 PM

out of all musicians isis members have collaborated with past/present, they choose this guy!?

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 6:51 PM

isis should collaborate with korn members next!!.....(and yes it is sarcasm).

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 7:04 PM

is it to late to play an april fools joke

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 7:24 PM

this is awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 7:49 PM

Deftones dont have SOAD money. Theyre highly-respected and have had a great career, but bear in mind theyre playing places like Best Buy Theater on their own, not arenas, so I dont think it's crazy that theyre asking for donations. It's a more worthy cause than when one of your precious Brooklyn indie bands gets their gear stolen out of an unlocked van in Bushwick, like a bunch of amateurs.

SOAD have gone platinum like 5 times over and headline arenas. They could probably pitch in enough money to help.

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 9:55 PM

deftones are multiple platinum as well. thats bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 11:13 PM

jones beach is great, don't hate

Posted by Anonymous | April 25, 2012 11:46 PM

Deftones is playing a NINE-SHOW all-arena-and-mini-arena tour and can't come up with say $60G Chi Cheng needs? 'THE FUCK OUTTA HERE.

$60G by 9 shows = $6667 a show.

I feel bad for Chi Cheng but Deftones are fucking ridiculous. This isn't their last hurrah. They should kick in $6700 a show and get it done.


Posted by D | April 26, 2012 5:38 AM

It's $60k for these specific things, now. Keep in mind that Chi Cheng had his accident three and a half years ago. There have hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars raised since then, and I'm sure the Deftones have generated a significant portion of that.

If Chi's estate didn't have enough cash sitting around to cover all the medical expenses, what makes you think the rest of them do?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 6:00 AM

Chi's been hospitalized in intensive care or whatever for YEARS. That tab must run into the millions (even with insurance). To say that his bandmates/record label/friends haven't shouldered huge portions of that financial (and emotional) burden is flat out ridiculous or even insulting. Deftones are making money, sure. But if you understand music biz economics, they're far from "rich." They've never "broken through," as they say, headlining arena shows. They've been relegated to Best Buy theater-sized venues and probably rely heavily on merch sales.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 8:24 AM

since when do deftones make good music

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 4:30 PM

haha!!... and i think jonathan davis is working on an albun with neurosis haha!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 4:36 PM

ok they are not RICH, but come on, they make more money than anyone reading this blog post.

This is a band that has been around for over a decade. I didn't even have pubes when I first heard of them in 1999.

they gotta be make 10-20k a night playing best buy theatre places.

sure it sucks that they gotta pay for CHI but such is life in a rock band. you suffer and succeed together.

Again, if this band can't afford to pay 60k for his treatment than we should all take our guitars to the pawn shop and just give up on our music careers. If the Deftones don't have 60k, or the ability to quickly make it, Im quitting the music industry.

Posted by Bones Howell | April 26, 2012 5:07 PM

i was having a nice day till i read about this. what the hell isis members!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 7:12 PM

how did that fat douche working with isis even originate??? Loss for words.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 7:19 PM

chino moreno is the defenition of pretentious.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 7:24 PM

My ass made contact with my Chinos today as I sat at work. What kind of man names hisself after something my ass makes contact with?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2012 8:34 PM

God deftones are the worst band.geez

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 4:28 PM

aaron clifford and jeff must have been on something hard huh.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 4:45 PM

no, i'm pretty sure they're the best band. geez.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 4:46 PM

not sure why all the isis fans are crying. didn't they're last 3 albums cause mass coma?

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 4:48 PM

i would prefer prefer their last 3 albums anytime

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 5:58 PM

2012 has released and is releasing great fucking albums all over.I'm not quite sure about this one though,we'll just have to wait and hope its not shitty.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 6:03 PM

Did the mayan predict this collaboration LOL!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 6:06 PM

this is one of those what!?, oh well...,what can you do shrug of shoulders type things.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 6:21 PM

hell yeah isis music layered with whispery breathing moaning whiny fucking your as slowly with a dildo type vocals.

count me in................

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 6:28 PM

people who went into a coma because of isis's last 3 albums are dumb-ass pee brains who like hearing an album being made over and over.and last time i checked isis was far a way from being a one trick pony.isis wasn't your average green day,nickleback, or deftones(cough cough), and i think most "honest" isis fans would agree with me.

ps:I'm a little hammered,so sorry if i offended any teenyboppers out there.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 6:46 PM

you know what would be better a papa roach+isis collab. sweet............

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 7:06 PM

oh hell yeah now were talking!!!!.............zZZzZZzzZzzz

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 7:07 PM

hahahahaha!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2012 7:08 PM

Again, $60K / 9 big venue shows = $6700 a night for Chi Cheng.

Posted by D | April 28, 2012 6:29 AM

i never cared what chino moreno did because it sucked. now its getting really annoying fast.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 8:07 PM

chino moreno is terrible

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 8:21 PM

most people excited for this are deftones fans

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 8:31 PM

palms!!! haha! more like Face palms!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 8:56 PM

so these guys chose an cheap outdated nu metal singer. i thought isis were better than this

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 9:05 PM

why does chino burrito associate with bands like these if he has nothing to do with them?. He ruins them. what a piss off

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 9:22 PM

chino moreno is terrible singer. gives me chills,the bad kind of chills

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 10:20 PM

is it me or does chino moreno look like the fat retarded cop from heroes hahaha!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2012 11:46 PM

whatever im just gonna say it. deftones suck major cock. especially their singer

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 8:08 PM

all of you people on here suck dick deftones are awesome

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 7:34 PM

deftones haven't even been nu metal since the late 90s so all of you can fuck off

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 7:36 PM

everyone on this damn website is a fucking hipster

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2012 7:40 PM

nu metal or not they still suck horse cock

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2012 4:34 PM

the hard truth is that, honestly, chino and his bandmates do not give two fucks about chi and his coma. Did they ever? Shit doesnt add up with it anyway. Never heard shit bout his accident.. like.. WHO caused him to go off the road?? At anyrate, chino lost a ton of weight and if he hadn' t no one would like deftones anyway. Deftones put out the second most successful album of their career in 2010 and, in my opinion, used chi' s accident to get even more attention. Sergio is a total dumbass and its so funny how its like chi never was there to start wih, judging how sergio seems to know everything in interviews, etc... Deftones and linkin park are annoying and cocky. They all have money, chi will end up dead, soad i dont know too much about but fuck them too

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 7:00 AM

I like bald people

Posted by jordon | August 1, 2013 7:10 PM

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