The Mystery Of Deftones’ New Touring Bassist Appears To Have Been Solved


There’s been much speculation about alternative metal legends the Deftones in recent weeks, in particular as to who will be assuming the bassist role vacated last year by Sergio Vega. Vega went on to officially announce his departure from the band on March 08th of this year, citing a contractual dispute as being the issue that caused the split.

With the kickoff of group’s first tour back since the COVID-19 pandemic imminent, the rumor mill has picked up substantially. Bassist Fred Sablan is reported to have been hired on for their spring touring.

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Sablan has been involved in several musical ventures over the years, including Heavens Blade alongside members of Suicide Silence and Youth Code. He gained a profile in the past touring as Marilyn Manson‘s bassist, and also serves as a live bassist for Chelsea Wolfe.

A handful of sites have picked up on Sablan‘s apparent new position earlier this week, with reporting yesterday that Sablan has been spotted rehearsing with the band in recent weeks. Sablan‘s apparent position in the group lines up with recent chatter heard by as well.

As of press time, Deftones have yet to comment on the matter. The dates for their tour with Gojira and Vowws will run as follows:

04/14 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04/16 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
04/18 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
04/20 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
04/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
04/23 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
04/25 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
04/28 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
04/30 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/02 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/03 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
05/07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center
05/10 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
05/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
05/13 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
05/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
05/15 New York City, NY – Pier 17
05/17 Washington DC – The Anthem
05/18 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
05/19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
05/21 Laval, QC – Place Bell
05/22 Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
05/24 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
05/26 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
05/27 Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
05/28 Minneapolis, MN – The Armory

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