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Deftones Have Recruited A Familiar Face To Fill-In On Guitar Overseas –

todayMay 23, 2024

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With Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter still unwilling to travel internationally, the alternative metal favorites have been left to perform with fill-ins while performing overseas. Carpenter announced in 2022 that he would be sticking to domestic shows back in 2022, with speculation at the time being in regards to his stances against COVID-19 vaccines conflicting with travel restrictions at the time.

However, Carpenter has also voiced his opinions on flat earth and jet travel, telling Gnostic Academy last September:

“What snapped me out of my dream was all the things to do with air travel and the flight routes and stuff like that. Because I literally just came back from being on a plane. You know I’ve looked out the windows left and right of planes for years now and I’ve always been like wow look how far you can see. And never in any of those viewings do I ever remember anything representing a globe be present. Like you just know that whether you’re over land or over the ocean it’s just a table down there. It’s just a table top.”

Regardless of his reasons for his continued reluctance to tour outside of North America, his bandmates were left to enlist a new recruit for their impending shows next week in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.

While Lance Jackman has been filling in on guitars in when needed, the group’s May 28th club show at La Riviera in Madrid, Spain will apparently also feature a long-time associate of the outfit. Shaun Lopez, a close friend of vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno and bandmate to the latter in Crosses, will be filling in during that set.

A fellow Sacramento, CA native, Lopez came up alongside Deftones as a member of the post-hardcore outfit Far, among other outfits. It likely also helps that Lopez and Moreno will both be heading out on tour across Europe and the UK with Crosses for this spring/summer tour. directly after Deftones wrap up their two show stint in Spain.

Deftones‘ current live commitments include:

05/28 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
05/30 Barcelona, SPA – Primavera Sound
08/03 Chicago, IL – Lollaplaooza
08/17 San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Park (with System Of A Down, The Mars Volta, etc.)

Outside of live shows, the group have also been putting the finishing touches on their tenth studio album as of late.

Shaun Lopez With Deftones

Written by: IZ Radio News Aggregator

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