SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

March 21, 2007 16:05 ET

Deftones Announce American Tour; Ticket Pre-Sale Begins This Thursday, March 22; New Single and Video Hit Airwaves; Exclusive Ringtone to Help Homeless Youth

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- One of the world's most influential, innovative and critically revered rock bands, DEFTONES, have confirmed a nationwide American tour beginning in May and running through July 2007. Following several months of non-stop global touring covering Mexico, South America, Japan, Australia, Europe and the UK, Deftones triumphantly return home in May for a major US tour in support of their current album, "SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST."

The new single from "SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST," "Mein," features a supporting vocal contribution from Serj Tankian from System of A Down and will impact airwaves immediately. The stunning video for the track was directed by Bernard Gourley, best known for his hip-hop film work with DJ Khaled, Pitbull, Too $hort and many others. The clip was filmed in downtown LA and in the LA River and celebrates hip-hop street culture with real characters and raw energy in a way that will surprise Deftones fans as well as fans of dance and club culture. Keep an eye out for the "Mein" video online and on airwaves shortly.

Deftones are also one of the participating artists in Virgin Mobile's RE*Generation program to help teens at risk. Deftones have donated an instrumental version of "Hole In the Earth," as an exclusive ringtone available only at:

100% of the royalties generated from sales of the ringtone will be donated to this pro-social initiatives program aimed at building awareness of vital issues surrounding teen homelessness. In addition, an exclusive interview with Deftones bassist Chi Cheng about his own pro-social activities is available at:

Tour markets include:

Phoenix, Albuquerque, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Cleveland, Atlantic City, Washington, DC, Providence, Worcester, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Omaha, Wichita, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland, and Seattle.

Online tickets pre-sale date is this Thu, March 22, 07. Check for further pre-sale and general ticket on-sale date and details. Confirmed shows to date:

Fri   May 11    Mesa Amphitheater               Phoenix, AZ
Sat   May 12    Sunshine                        Albuquerque, NM
Sun   May 13    Sunshine                        Albuquerque, NM
Tue   May 15    House of Blues                  Dallas, TX
Wed   May 16    House of Blues                  Dallas, TX
Thu   May 17    Concrete St. Amphitheatre       Corpus Christi, TX
Tue   May 22    House of Blues                  New Orleans, LA
Wed   May 23    House of Blues                  New Orleans, LA
Fri   May 25    Tabernacle                      Atlanta, GA
Sat   May 26    City Hall                       Nashville, TN
Sun   June 3    9:30 Club                       Washington, DC
Mon   June 4    9:30 Club                       Washington, DC
Wed   June 6    Lupos                           Providence, RI
Thu   June 7    Palladium                       Worcester, MA
Sat   June 9    Roseland                        New York, NY
Sun   June 10   Was Ave Armory                  Albany, NY
Mon   June 11   Dome Theater                    Niagara Falls, NY
Tue   June 12   State Theater                   Detroit, MI
Fri   June 15   The Riviera                     Chicago, IL
Sat   June 16   Eagles Ballroom                 Milwaukee, WI
Sun   June 17   The Myth                        Minneapolis, MN
Fri   June 22   Fillmore                        Denver, CO
Sat   June 23   In The Venue                    Salt Lake City, UT
Sun   June 24   In The Venue                    Salt Lake City, UT
Thu   June 28   Gibson Amphitheatre             Los Angeles, CA
More dates and venues will be confirmed and announced shortly. Japan's Dir En Grey will provide support beginning June 6. The Fall of Troy will support on all dates.

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