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Deftones - Allstate Arena 2012

Deftones – Allstate Arena 2012

Chino Moreno, Deftones. Allstate Arena 08/15/2012

Chino Moreno, Deftones. Photo courtesy of Punk Vault.

Getting a chance to see Deftones and System of a Down together at the Allstate Arena last week was something I thought I’d never get to experience.  Though it was my fourth time seeing the Deftones, it was my first time seeing System of a Down and I didn’t know what to expect.

While my friends and I meandered into the arena, I had noticed the main floor was mostly filled and fevering with excitement for the Deftones. It’s no surprise that many of the people that attended the show were there for the Deftones, two of my friends included.  Excitement rang when the band entered the stage and opened with “Rocket Skates”.  The band was on top of their game for this performance and followed “Rocket Skates” with the title track of the same album “Rocket Skates” is featured, “Diamond Eyes”.  The set was filled with Deftones classics, old and new, such as “Digital Bath”, “Change (In the House of Flies)” and “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)”.  Also, Deftones played a new song from their upcoming album called “Rosemary” and ended their 45 minute set with “7 Words”.  Below is the complete setlist.

Deftones  08/15/2012 Allstate Arena Setlist

  1. Rocket Skates
  2. Diamond Eyes
  3. Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
  4. My Own Summer (Shove It)
  5. Digital Bath
  6. You’ve Seen the Butcher
  7. Fireal (partial)
  8. Engine No. 9
  9. Rosemary
  10. Change (In the House of Flies
  11. Root
  12. 7 Words

For being a shorter set than at previous Deftones concerts I’ve attended, I was still just as pumped and impressed with the quality show the band puts on. Though the band wasn’t headlining, the 45 minute set was worth the 4 hour drive to the Chicago area.  I can’t wait for a headlining tour and a new album!

Missed the show? Get a taste of it from this live performance of “My Own Summer (Shove It)” from the concert that night:

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