California rock band Deftones were in Paris during the horrific terror attacks, and frontman Chino Moreno says the band is still reeling from that night.

Deftones recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their trademark debut Adrenaline and Moreno sat down with FACT magazine to talk about the band’s legacy, current status and future.

  • Moreno tells the magazine: “We’ve been definitely been impacted by what happened in Paris. Us as a band, we sort of just took a step back and we just sort of… I think we all wanted to kind of just be home at that moment. Music, to us, is one of the most innocent things, and for something like that to happen in that sort of place was just unexpected, I think, in a lot of ways, and it really caught a lot of people off guard.”
  • He also talked about how his perception of what he owes his fans has changed radically over the years: “I think — at least for myself — I feel like I appreciate this a lot more now, and I feel like I owe it to my band members and myself, and especially the people that are paying… after all these years, that continually come see us and support us, we need to be good, and we need to be great.”
  • Deftones are touring in support of their eight studio album Gore, which debuted on The Billboard 200, shifting 71,000 album units in its first week. Gore has been the band’s highest-charting effort since their self-titled fourth album peaked at No. 2 in 2003.


Deftones Tour Dates:

  • Jul 31: Buffalo Edgefest, NY
  • Aug 02: Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Event Center, PA (with Refused)
  • Aug 03: Baltimore Pier Six Concert Pavilion, MD (with Refused)
  • Aug 05: Brooklyn Coney Island Amphitheater, NY (with Refused)
  • Aug 06: Philadelphia Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, PA (with Refused)
  • Aug 07: Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena, CT (with Refused)
  • Aug 09: Boston Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, MA (with Refused)
  • Aug 10: Asbury Park Stone Pony Summerstage, NJ (with Refused)
  • Aug 12: Sterling Heights Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, MI (with Refused)
  • Aug 16: St Paul Myth, MN
  • Aug 17: Clive Seven Flags Event Center, IA
  • Aug 18: Tulsa Brady Theater, OK
  • Aug 20: Magna Saltair Resort Main Pavilion, UT
  • Aug 23: Fresno Woodward Park Summer Concerts, CA
  • Aug 24: Los Angeles Greek Theatre, CA
  • Aug 25: Berkeley Greek Theatre, CA
  • Aug 30: Las Vegas The Joint, NV
  • Aug 31: Mesa Mesa Amphitheatre, AZ