Deftones announce their second annual Dia De Los Deftones,going on sale this Friday, August 2nd at 10 AM (PST). This all ages festival lineup includes Deftones, Chvrches, Gojira, JPEGMAFIA, Hum, Youth Code and Brutus. Tickets start at $75 and are available at Ticketmaster.com. Exclusive VIP packages go onsale Tuesday, July 30th at 10AM (PST). Presale opportunities will be available on Wednesday, July 31st starting at 10AM (PST).
Multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning alternative-rock band Deftones will headline the self-titled festival for the 2nd year. Lead singer and guitarist, Chino Moreno says of this year’s line-up; “In our second year of our festival, the exciting challenge for us is to make sure we once again give the fans a wonderful day of music that reflects the diversity of our own tastes. Each artist fits a different vertical of the music that we all love. There is truly something for everyone.”
Deftones have released eight studio albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. The band is vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, keyboardist/samplist Frank Delgado, drummer Abe Cunningham, and bassist Sergio Vega.
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Currently in the midst of a world tour after the release of their third album, Love Is Dead, Chvrches makes a stop in San Diego to join the Dia De Los Deftones lineup and add some synth-pop-meets-indie- rock variety to the show. Formed in 2003, Chvrches is a Scottish trio consisting of vocalist Lauren Mayberry and musicians Iain Cook and Martin Doherty.
French metal band Gojira are in the midst of a North American tour along with Slipknot on select dates. With six studio albums and two Grammy nominations, including Best Rock Album for their latest release,Magma, which is their most intimate and personal album to date. Gojira will be joining the Dia De Los Deftones lineup this year, where fans can expect an energetic yet intimate set showcasing the avant-metal sound they are known for.
JPEGMAFIA is an experimental rapper and record producer (born Barrington Hendricks) will join the Dia De Los Deftones lineup after touring in North America and Australia this summer, supporting the release of his album, “Veteran”. His sound is confrontational – yet poetic and deep, and was inspired by a four year military bid with the U.S. Airforce that took him around the world.
Fans who didn’t get to see Hum perform before they disbanded in 2000 will get a chance to finally do so at this year’s Dia De Los Deftones after a nearly 20 year hiatus. Best known for their 1995 hit “Stars”, the newly reformed band self-describes themselves as “HEAVY SPACE ROCK!” Recently, the band announced they would be releasing a new album and will be touring in support of their new music.
Youth Code is an electronic duo consisting of Sara Taylor and Ryan George, based out of Los Angeles. Though they won’t acknowledge it, Youth Code is seen as a reviving force in the electronic-industrial scene; fans can expect to hear their signature sound comprising of punk, techno and heavy metal smartly blended together with synthesizers, samplers and drum machines at this year’s Dia De Los Deftones.
Brutus is a hard rock Belgium band who has recently released their 4th album, Nest. Comprised of lead singer and drummer, Stefanie Mannaerts, along with Stijn Vanhoegaerden (guitarist) and Peter Mulders (bassist), this trio will take fans attending Dia De Los Deftones on an emotional rollercoaster with their dark, yet radiantly beautiful and emotional heavy sounds.
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