Many feared for the future of the DEFTONESafter the serious accident to bassist Chi Cheng two years ago! Instead, here they are back on track with a new album and a tour starting in late spring. Chino Moreno and co. will be in Turin on 22 June for their only Italian datewhich will follow the release of the highly anticipated new "Diamond Eyes', scheduled for 14 May.

The disc was recorded with bassist Sergio Vegaafter the band literally decided to shelve 'Eros', which was supposed to be released in 2009 as the successor to 'Saturday Night Wirst'. Chi Cheng's serious but stable condition convinced the band to freeze that project and vent their anger in a completely new work. A preview of 'Diamond Eyes' has already been available for several weeks on the band's official website, where the track 'Rocket Skates' can be downloaded for free.

Chino Moreno (vocals), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass) and Abe Cunnigham (drums) made their debut in 1995 with the dazzling 'Adrenaline' which took the Deftones to the top rungs of the American alternative scene. With the following two albums 'Around the Fur' and 'White Pony' achieve planetary success and also in Italy become a band capable of filling the big clubs and arenas. Added to the line up is the deejay Frank Delgadonow an integral part of the band.

Once the excitement around the crossover scene had died down, the Deftones were able to develop a new, very personal sound with the albums "Deftones' and 'Saturday Night Wirst'. which allowed them to be unaffected by the new US music fashions.

In 2009, Chi Cheng's serious car accident threatened to cut short the career of the Sacramento band, which instead reacted with determination. Right from the start, the band worked to find funds to care for their friend and colleague Chi, who is unfortunately still in a serious condition.

Currently, Deftones have confirmed their presence at many European festivals including Download.

The only Italian date will be 22 June in Turin, as part of Colonia Sonora.

DEFTONES + Special Guest:

TUESDAY 22 JUNE - COLLEGNO (TO) - PARCO DELLA CERTOSA REALE - COLONIA SONORA Admission 32 Euro + prev. - Concert starts at 8 p.m. - Tickets on sale on the TicketOne circuit