Deftones Electrify New York City Crowd With Support From Periphery
After more than two decades on the scene, Deftones have earned themselves a cult-like following, and on Saturday night (March 9) at New York City's Terminal 5, the band delivered a set that was worshiped by their devoted fans from the first note to the last.
Out in support of their critically acclaimed latest album, 'Koi No Yokan,' Deftones kicked off the night with the title track of their previous disc, 'Diamond Eyes.' From the get-go, it was evident that singer Chino Moreno had brought his 'A' game to the Big Apple. The frontman may be turning 40 in a few months, but he exhibited the youthful energy of a performer half his age throughout the show.
On multiple occasions, Moreno made his way down from the stage and into the crowd, standing on top of the security barrier. Fans were literally swimming to him as they surfed over their fellow concertgoers. One fan, in particular, got a bit overzealous and tackled Moreno several feet down to the ground -- a scary moment considering everything that went down with Lamb of God's Randy Blythe in the past year.
At one point in the night, Moreno acknowledged a 'One Love for Chi' poster hanging from the balcony. It's clear that the band always has their ailing bassist Chi Cheng in their thoughts, and we encourage fans to continue to support the musician by making a donation at OneLoveForChi.com.
Deftones' 90-minute set featured a handful of songs from 'Koi No Yokan,' including 'Tempest,' 'Rosemary' and 'Swerve City,' along with beloved tunes like their massive hit 'Change (In the House of Flies)' and old-school favorite '7 Words.'
Periphery kicked off the energetic night with a commanding yet brief performance. Six out of the seven songs in their set were from their latest record 'Periphery II: This Time It's Personal' which included hardhitting tracks such as 'Ragnarok'and 'Facepalm Mute,' as well as their singles 'Scarlet' and 'Make Total Destroy.'
With three guitarists, the band's experimental sound is heavy, melodic and atmospheric all at once. Spencer Sotelo's vocal range is impressive, as he can reach high notes one second and let out some gutturals the next. Periphery ended their vigorous set with the fan favorite 'Icarus Lives!' from their self-titled debut album.
For a full list of where you can catch Deftones on tour with Periphery, go here for dates and cities. And don't forget to enter our contest for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a select show on the trek.
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