Sure we are in the middle of winter and that makes announcing the summer tours all the more pleasurable. Here’s the latest news about a co-headlining run by Deftones and Rise Against. Two bands that I still have yet to witness in concert. Dig in to the full on press release, dates and poster. I’ll close up with some thoughts of course.
The Press Release:
Deftones will join forces with Rise Against this summer for an extensive co-headline tour. Produced by Live Nation, the North American run will kick off on June 9 in Chicago, IL at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. It will include shows at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY (June 13), Starplex Pavilion in Dallas, TX (June 27) and Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA (July 6). See below for itinerary.
“Every once in awhile you get to share the stage with a band so powerful they make you work harder. After conspiring for years, we’re excited to finally share the road with such an epic band. We can’t wait to put Deftones and Rise Against fans under the same roof in 2017,” said Rise Against.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 10, at 10 AM local time. In addition to regular Deftones/Rise Against single ticket options, fans in select cities will have access to a special 3- or 4-show TICKET TO ROCK package, which will include a lawn ticket to multiple rock shows at select venues this summer. For full package listings and additional information, visit http://livemu.sc/TTR.
Deftones have released eight studio albums to date – including 2016’s Gore – and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. “Hard rock thrives on conflict and chaos, and no band has found more beauty and soaring aggression within those ingredients than Deftones,” said the Los Angeles Times. The multi-Platinum, GRAMMY®-winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA is vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, keyboardist/samplist Frank Delgado, drummer Abe Cunningham, and bassist Sergio Vega.
Chicago-based band Rise Against’s most recent album is The Black Market, which hit No. 1 on the Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. Alternative Press awarded The Black Market four stars, noting, “Whatever meaning you take from them [the songs]…one thing remains solid—the sheer heart with which they were forged and the very visceral emotion they contain” and Kerrang praised the album as “a magnificent wake-up call.” Rise Against is Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Zach Blair (lead guitar), Joe Principe (bass) and Brandon Barnes (drums).
The Tour Dates:
6/9 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
6/10 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Theater at Freedom Hill
6/11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
6/13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
6/16 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
6/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
6/18 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
6/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/22 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/23 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
6/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater
6/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/27 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
6/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
6/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
7/1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
7/3 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
7/6 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
7/7 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
7/9 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Since I have never ever seen either of these bands before I am going to keep it super short here. I know that this disclosure surprises a lot of you because we’ve been at the media outlet thing for just under fourteen years and have clocked about 2000 bands during that tenure when it comes to a live set but I guess that happens sometimes. I’ll be vying for the Jones Beach Theater show on this go round because if it’s a nice day I want to hit the beach as well. Why not right? So what about you readers? Are you psyched about tour and will you attend one of the dates? Let me know down in the comments section below.