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Watch Deftones Perform With Two New Members, Give Live Debut To B-Side Track “Lovers” At Tour Kickoff (Updated)


After much speculation, the Deftones revealed who has been chosen to serve as their new live bassist. The band parted ways with long-time bassist Sergio Vega last year amid a contractual dispute. While the group themselves have yet to publicly address that split, they took to the stage last night (April 14th) for their first live show since Vega‘s departure and the onset of the pandemic.

Joining the band on bass for that date, which took place at the Moda Center in Portland, OR, was the previously rumored Fred Sablan. Known for his work as a touring musician with Marilyn Manson and Chelsea Wolfe, Sablan has also previously been involved in Heavens Edge alongside members of Suicide Silence and Youth Code.

However, in a new twist, the group were also joined by a new unidentified second guitarist (*reportedly Lance Jackman (Eightfourseven/Horseneck, ex-Will Haven) on select songs. Furthermore, the show saw the group give a first-ever live airing to the “Hexagram” b-side track “Lovers“. According to those in attendance, the following setlist was played:

Genesis” (live debut)
Rocket Skates
Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)
My Own Summer (Shove It)
Swerve City
Digital Bath
Knife Prty
Diamond Eyes
Bloody Cape
Engine No. 9
Lovers” (live debut)
Change (In The House Of Flies)

The group’s just launched tour with Gojira and Vowws will run as follows:

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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