Deftones To Play Benefit Show For Chi Cheng Next Month


The Deftones are planning a benefit concert for their ailing bassist Chi Cheng next month. The group will perform at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on November 19th with more details to follow.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Chi Ling Cheng Special Needs Trust, which has been setup to help cover the medical costs incurred by Cheng‘s accident this past November and his ongoing recovery.

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A new album from the band is tentatively expected to see a release in February. In the meantime, the band had the following to offer on the benefit show:

“On November 2nd, 2008 our bass player and brother Chi Ling Cheng was involved in a horrific car accident which has left him in a semi-conscious state. In his journey to recovery, the Cheng family has accumulated an overwhelming amount of medical bills that insurance does not entirely cover.

As a result, we will begin our mission to raise significant funds to help ensure Chi’s recovery by playing a benefit show at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on 11/19. Tickets will go on-sale for our fans this Wednesday, 10/28 with a general on-sale to follow on Friday, 10/30. All proceeds will go to the Chi Ling Cheng Special Needs Trust that has been set up by the Cheng family to help pay for the growing medical costs required for Chi’s survival and recovery.

In the event that you do not live in Los Angeles, or you don’t end up getting a ticket for the show, we will be launching a series of online auctions, an online store and making available other opportunities for you to make a donation to the Trust. More details will come soon.

We have the best fans in the world and Chi values all of you greatly. Please continue to show your unwavering support by helping with this very important cause.

More details on this coming tomorrow.”

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