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Deftones Perform “Swerve City” Live For The First Time, Footage Posted

Fan-filmed live footage of what is thought to be the Deftones‘ first public performance of their new track “Swerve City” has been uploaded below. The footage was recorded during the bands November 14th set at The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, Texas. The song appears on the groups newest release, “Koi No Yokan“.

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    • deftoolsys07     November 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

      I was there. I’ll confirm that it is the first time they played it. I put a video up a few days ago myself but it’s not as good as this. Great show!

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    • Relentless_Beating     November 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      This was sick. I just wish Chino hadn’t been playing guitar for it so he could have been active. This song is a vibe setter, so I would have been even more pumped.

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    • Saw them in Chicago 3(?) weeks ago…. couldnt agree more. They sounded the best the four times I’ve seen them (first being the white pony tour with Glassjaw), and Chino and Sergio looked pretty pleased too.

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      • 8 bit ninja     November 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

        Yes, absolutely fantastic show but best tour ? Not sure, the Metro show for Adrenaline was a raw and young band going apeshit, the Riv show for White Pony was almost somber and reflective. Right around Christmas time, all the lights went off except a string of Chrismas ones and Chino just sat down and sang a couple songs with no band…powerful shit. This tour is leagues above their last few though and last years was pretty good…Fun fact, my Xbox live name is Swerve City, lol.

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    • They have been hit and miss live when I’ve seen them. mostly due to sound board/mixing issues. I think their sound translates best to the 2-3k venues they’ve been playing, as opposed to filling an arena with muddy low/mids, or blasting you out of the room in a smaller venue. Saw them with glassjaw at the Riv, one of my favorite concerts ever. Left with some primal cosmic energy for days.

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    • I’ve seen them 5 times in the NY/NJ area. Stone Pony ’97 with Limp Bizkit opening for them (mind blowing experience), with Quicksand at Roseland (two amazing bands but weak sound quality), at Bowery ballroom for self titled (fantastic), Taste of Chaos with Thrice (rather subdued honestly), and most recently with AIC at MSG (one of the best concerts ever). The memories I have of the Stone Pony show in ’97 will always place that one on top for me. They were raw, right in front of us, and Chino was drunk/stoned out of his head…but still performed incredibly. The most recent time I saw them with AIC was incredible too but in a big arena rock kind of way. It was cool to see them take over MSG the way they did (in fact I’ll argue that they should have been co-headliners with AIC because the entire audience was so into both). So where am I going with this? I’m honestly not sure, but those are my Deftones live experiences and what they mean to me. I’ll also agree that a more active Chino is a better one. He was extremely active in my top two favorite shows. (I’ll probably get 37 thumbs down for not having a clear point and just reminiscing, lol).

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