DEFTONES: U.S. Headlining Dates Announced

DEFTONES will begin a new U.S. tour on May 11 in Phoenix, with the two-month trek expected to last through July 9. Support on the shows will come from THE FALL OF TROY and DIR EN GREY. Confirmed dates so far include the following:

May 11 - Phoenix, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
May 12 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine
May 13 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine
May 17 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete St Amphitheatre
May 22 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
May 23 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
May 25 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
June 06 - Providence, RI - Lupo's
June 07 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
June 09 - New York, NY - Roseland
June 10 - Albany, NY - Washington Avenue Armory
June 11 - Niagara Falls, NY - Dome Theatre
June 15 - Chicago, IL - Riviera
June 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
June 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Myth
June 22 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
June 23 - Salt Lake City - In The Venue
June 24 - Salt Lake City - In The Venue

DEFTONES were forced to postpone three shows on their current U.K. tour after frontman Chino Moreno fell ill. Sunday night's Bristol Academy gig, a show at Portsmouth Guildhall as well as tonight's (March 20) gig at Brixton Academy in London have been rescheduled for April.

The California-based group has just released "Mein" as the second single from its fifth album, "Saturday Night Wrist", which arrived this past October.

The DEFTONES were also featured on the "Family Values Tour 2006" CD and DVD, which both came out in December.

Bassist Chi Cheng has contributed two poems to a new collection called "Revolution on Canvas, Volume 2: Poetry from the Indie Music Scene". The book is due out on May 9.

Moreno and DEFTONES turntablist/keyboardist Frank Delgado will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Saturday, March 24 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time (between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST) at BBC.co.uk.

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