Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno has suffered what doctors are calling a “severe groin injury,” necessitating the cancellation of two of the band’s headlining off-dates on the current Summer Sanitarium tour with Metallica, Linkin Park and others.
The canceled concerts are Tuesday, August 5th at the Salt Air Pavilion in Salt Lake City, Utah and Wednesday, August 6th at the Big Easy in Boise, Idaho. The group is then expected to rejoin the Summer Sanitarium tour for its remaining dates in early August, although Moreno will be required to restrict his on-stage movements.
The Deftones, who have expressed regret over the cancellation, have a full touring schedule through the end of 2003, including an extensive European itinerary from mid-September through early October with support from their friends, A Perfect Circle. They will then embark on a further round of North American dates, running from October through December.
The Deftones current Maverick Records release, “Deftones,” has rocketed past gold status since its release and is on its way towards platinum certification, signifying sales in excess of a million units. The album features the single and video “Minerva” as well as the group’s next single and video, “Hexagram,” the video of which will be shot live in Culver City, California in this week.