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16 August 2023

Deftones Announce 2023 Edition Of Annual ‘Dia De Los Deftones’ Festival

Dia De Los Deftones 2023
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Deftones have announced the fourth edition of their Dia De Los Deftones festival, set for November 4 at Petco Park in San Diego.

Once again, Chino Moreno and company have curated a diverse bill which this year includes 100 Gecs, Knocked Loose, Doechii, Pinback, Pieri, Rile, and Capra. Per tradition, Deftones themselves will headline the evening.

A Live Nation ticket pre-sale for Dia De Los Deftones launches on Thursday (17 August) at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster using the code TRACK. General ticket sales begin on Friday (18 August) at 10 a.m. local time. If the fest sells out, fans can look for tickets via StubHub, where your purchase is 100% guaranteed through StubHub’s Fan Protect programme.

Dia De Los Deftones has proven to be a successful venture for the veteran band from Sacramento. Last year’s festival sold out and also featured a diverse lineup including Turnstile and Freddie Gibbs, among others. The fest will once again take place across two stages, with the concourse around Petco Park housing art installations, local vendors, exclusive merchandise, and more.

Also in Deftones news, the band’s side-project ††† (Crosses) recently announced their first full-length album in nearly a decade. Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete arrives on 13 October via Warner.

††† (Crosses) – Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lopez – issued their self-titled debut in 2014. Last year, the duo released the six-song Permanent.Radiant EP, which later received a remixed version with song updates courtesy of Hudson Mohawke, Machinedrum, Suicideyear, and Away.

“When we started working on Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete, there was so much more light coming in my life, for numerous reasons,” Moreno said in a press release. “There’s a lot more optimism. Even the darker themes are more romanticized and not coming from a place of despair.”

Along with the new album. Crosses will play their first shows in nine years. The dates include a two night stand at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on 13 and 14 November; a 18 November appearance at the Darker Waves Festival in Huntington Beach, California; a 28 November show at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, New York, and a 4 December gig at The Chapel in San Francisco.

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