Alt-metal masters System Of A Down and the Deftones are going to team up this summer for a short two-week tour down eastern United States and Canada. Even though only nine dates have been announced, it’s always good news to hear that these two awesome bands are back on the road.
System Of A Down notably went on hiatus back in 2006 but have reunited last year for a tour of Western North America as well as doing a few shows in South America and Europe. This year they decided to pay the eastern portion of North America a visit. No word on whether they will be playing any new material since the last thing they released were 2005’s Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums.
Deftones on the other hand has been feverishly working and recording a new album that they believe will come out early fall of this year. Hopefully we’ll get a taste of that upcoming record. Their last record Diamond Eyes was released in 2010 and was named “Rock Album of the Year” by the iTunes Store.
Tickets pre-sales begin May 1st, 2012 at 10 AM local time. Sign up with either SOAD or Deftones‘s mailing list (via their websites) to receive pre-sale information.
August 2, 2012: Susquehanna Bank Center – Philadelphia, PA
August 4, 2012: PNC Center – Holmdel Township, NJ
August 5, 2012: Nikon at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
August 7, 2012: Verizon Center – Washington, DC
August 9, 2012: Comcast Center – Boston, MA
August 11, 2012: Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC
August 12, 2012: Heavy TO Festival – Toronto, ON
August 14, 2012: DTE Energy Amphitheater – Detroit, MI
August 15, 2012: Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL