Chino Moreno Of DeftonesClemente Ruiz

Deftones’ Chino Moreno Spotted At Korn’s Recent Portland, OR Show


If you’re unaware of their shared history, back in late 90s/early 2000 the Deftones made a collective decision to step away from the nü-metal scene. Their move to distance themselves from the genre didn’t sit well with some of their peers, with frontman Chino Moreno stating back in 2017:

“We did make a very conscious choice of who we were going to play shows with. It was hard to be this young band and having to turn down tours. I can’t remember how many times I turned down Korn! And they got pissed at us. Jonathan would say, ‘Why do you hate us?’ and I didn’t know what to say.

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I’d tell him, ‘Dude, I don’t hate you. I love you guys, you’re my friends. But I don’t want to tour with you. I don’t want to be on the Family Values with you and Limp Bizkit.’ The name of the genre was nü metal, so anything that is new is one day going to be old. And I didn’t to be old with it.”

While it was made clear that the Deftones remained cordial with the likes of Korn, it was obvious that the self-imposed distance left a mark. Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch would later joke that Korn were ‘too nü-metal’ for Deftones.

Following some headlines in the spring of 2017 on the bands’ past strained relations, Moreno revealed that he was ready to tour with Korn again, offering:

“[We] sort of made a conscious decision to try to break away from what we were trying to be shut into—not that we felt better than Korn and Limp Bizkit or any of the other bands. But we just wanted our own identity. One way of helping that was to do shows on our own and away from what we were being lumped into, so that’s all. It’s just funny how blown out of proportion people get. I would do shows with them, I would definitely do shows with them.”

While they’ve yet to mount a tour together in the time since, it seems that the relations between the band are much healthier in 2020. Moreno himself took in Korn‘s recent February 27th show in Portland, OR with the moment documented (see below) by David Benveniste of Velvet Hammer Management, who represent both Korn and Deftones. While they won’t be hitting the road together this summer, both bands do have big tours planned. You can catch the Deftones playing the following shows:

03/15 Auckland, NZ – Trusts Arena
03/18 Brisbane, AUS – Fortitude Music Hall (feat. Baroness)
03/20 Melbourne, AUS – Download Festival
03/21 Sydney, AUS – Download Festival
03/23 Adelaide, AUS – Thebarton Theatre (feat. Baroness)
05/01 Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival (tickets)
05/03 Concord, NC – Epicenter Festival (tickets)
05/08 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville (tickets)
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival (tickets)
05/22 Porto, POR – North Music Festival
06/03 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park
06/03 Katowice, POL – Metal Hammer Festival
06/05-07 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/10 Zurich, SWI – X-Tra
06/12 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/15 Naas, IRE – Sunstroke Festival
06/19 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/20 Landgraaf, NET – Pinkpop Festival
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/22-26 Zagreb, CRO – Inmusic Festival
06/23 Gugliasco, ITA – Gruvillage Festival
06/27 Seinajoki, FIN – Provinssi Festival
06/28 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air
07/01 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Festival
07/03 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freheit
07/04 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
07/09 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Festival
07/12 Moscow, RUS – Park Live Festival

With Gojira & Poppy:

07/27 Portland, OR – Theatre Of The Clouds at Moda Center (tickets)
07/28 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater (tickets)
07/30 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (tickets)
08/01 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater (tickets)
08/02 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre (tickets)
08/04 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre (tickets)
08/05 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphiheatre (tickets)
08/07 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (tickets)
08/08 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club (tickets)
08/09 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory (tickets)
08/11 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion (tickets)
08/12 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill (tickets)
08/14 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena (tickets)
08/15 Laval, QC – Plave Bellaval (tickets)
08/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach (tickets)
08/19 New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17 (tickets)
08/20 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony (tickets)
08/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Met (tickets)
08/23 Washington, DC – The Anthem (tickets)
08/24 Bridgeport, CT – Harbor Yard Amphitheater (tickets)
08/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center (tickets)
08/27 Indianapolis, IN – Amphitheater at White River State Park (tickets)
08/29 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheatre (tickets)
08/30 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium (tickets)
09/01 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center (tickets)
09/02 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (tickets)
09/03 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (tickets)
09/05 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (tickets)

As for Korn, their touring plans include:

With Breaking Benjamin & Bones UK

02/29 Reno, NV – Reno Events Center (Tickets)
03/01 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center (Tickets)


03/21 Chiba-city, JAP – Knotfest Japan

With System Of A Down, Faith No More, Helmet, etc.:

05/22 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium (tickets)
05/23 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium (tickets)


05/28 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live (feat. Gojira)
05/30 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena (feat. Gojira)
05/31 Bratislava, SLO – NTC Arena (feat. Gojira)
06/02 Lodz, POL – Impact Festival
06/03 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
06/05 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/06 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/09 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Arena (feat. Gojira)
06/10 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock Festival
06/12 Milano, ITA – I-Days Festival
06/14 Castle Doninginton, UK – Download Festival
06/17 Stockholm, SWE – Grona Lund
06/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/21 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
06/25 Seinajoki, FIN – Provinssi Festival
06/26 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Festival
06/28 St. Petersburg, RUS – Yubileynyy
06/30 Moskva, RUS – VTB Arena Dinamo
07/02 Lisboa, POR – VOA Heavy Rock Festival
07/04 Cleiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest

With Faith No More, Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights:

08/07 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (tickets)
08/09 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre (tickets)
08/11 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre (tickets)
08/13 Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre (tickets)
08/14 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View (tickets)
08/16 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre (tickets)
08/17 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion (tickets)
08/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater (tickets)
08/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion (tickets)
08/22 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater (tickets)
08/23 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (tickets)
08/25 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre (tickets)
08/27 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (tickets)

With Faith No More, Helmet & ’68:

08/29 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion (tickets)
08/30 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (tickets)
09/01 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (tickets)
09/02 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (tickets)
09/03 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center (tickets)
09/05 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park (tickets)
09/06 Darien Lake, NY – Live Nation Concerts at Darien Lake Amphitheater (tickets)
09/09 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage (tickets)
09/10 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (tickets)
09/12 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center (tickets)
09/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center (tickets)
09/15 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago
09/17 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis may receive a commission from tickets purchased through the links in the above post.

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