January 31, 2011 – (Burbank, CA) – This spring, DEFTONES will embark on their first official headlining tour since the release of their sixth studio album, DIAMOND EYES, last May. The tour will begin on April 14th in Seattle, WA, and will finish up on June 13th in San Francisco, CA. Confirmed dates are listed below. The Dillinger Escape Plan will support on all dates.

The tour follows on the heels of a very successful 2010, which included numerous highlights: October’s  BLACKDIAMONDSKYE trek, in which the band shared the stage with Alice In Chains and Mastodon; incendiary headline shows and festival appearances across Europe, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand on Big Day Out; and cinematically striking video clips for “Rocket Skates,” “Diamond Eyes,” “Sextape,” and “You’ve Seen the Butcher” that visually complement each song. DIAMOND EYES graced several critics/readers “Best Of”/”Top 10 of 2010” lists including MySpace, AOL Noisecreep, Alternative Press, MOG, and Drowned In Sound, among others. DIAMOND EYES was also named iTunes’ “Rock Album of the Year,” as well as KERRANG!’s 2010 Album of the Year. It’s no surprise the critics continue to pay their respects:

“Hard rock thrives on conflict and chaos, and no band has found more beauty and soaring aggression within those ingredients than Deftones.” — Los Angeles Times

“’Diamond Eyes’ is its own maniacal animal…this is the loudest, most metallic Deftones release to date.” — AOL/Noisecreep

“The Deftones are pioneers for their slant on heavy-meets-euphoric-meets-slow-meets-beautiful, and they’ve been successful in the ability to surprise. Diamond Eyes doesn’t disappoint when it comes to strong, powerful and unexpected material.” — Filter

“They drive melodies into their songs with stunning efficiency…hooks that don’t shake easily. And Chino Moreno still manages to remain one of the most original and compelling vocalists of the last couple decades.”  — Decibel

2/18/11 – Honolulu, HI @ Waterfront At Aloha Tower (Tickets on-sale now: groovetickets.com)
4/14/11 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: stgpresents.org & tickets.com)
4/16/11 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now: etix.com)
4/18/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
4/19/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
4/21/11 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Postfontaine Corp (Tickets on-sale Feb 12: Smithstix.com)
4/22/11 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
4/25/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s (Tickets on-sale now:  ticketmaster.com)
4/26/11 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant (Tickets on-sale now: ticketaster.com)
4/28/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
4/29/11 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
4/30/11 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: jamusa.com)
5/1/11 – Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
5/3/11 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
5/4/11 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (Tickets on-sale now: evenko.ca)
5/5/11 – Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
5/6/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s (Tickets on-sale now: lupos.com)
5/7/11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre (Tickets on-sale now: tickets.com)
5/9/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues (Tickets on-sale now: livenation.com)
5/10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
5/11/11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (Tickets on-sale now: ticketmaster.com)
5/13/11 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
5/14/11 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater (SOLD OUT)
5/16/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: sonar.thundertix.com)
5/20/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ Plush (Tickets on-sale Jan 29: ticketweb.com)
5/21/11 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: ticketmaster.com)
5/22/11 – Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: ticketmaster.com)
5/28/11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: livenation.com)
5/29/11 – Memphis, TN@ Minglewood Hall (Tickets on-sale Jan 29: minglewoodhall.com)
6/1/11 – Oklahoma, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (Tickets on-sale Jan 29: protix.com)
6/4/11 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: C3concerts.com)
6/5/11 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater (Tickets on-sale Feb 18: ticketmaster.com)
6/6/11 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Tickets on-sale Feb 11: ticketmaster.com)
6/10/11- Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium (Tickets on-sale Feb 4: ticketmaster.com)
6/13/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre (Tickets on-sale Feb 13: ticketmaster.com)

Special pre-sale and VIP packages are available for all dates. Head to http://deftonestix.com/vip for pre-sale dates and more information.
Stay tuned to Deftones.com for more information on the tours, as well as the latest DEFTONES news.

National:  Rick Gershon 818-953-3473 / rick.gershon@wbr.com
Regional/Tour Press:  Jill Augusto 818-953-4368 / jill.augusto@wbr.com


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