August 11, 2022

Setting the Stage: After twice suspending their extremely anticipated tour as a result of pandemic, Deftones have lastly hit the highway once more. A lot of the followers in attendance on the Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York Metropolis had been holding onto their tickets for 2 years, and so they had been rewarded with a gorgeous night time of good climate on Sunday (Could fifteenth). To not point out, a full moon hung over the night’s festivities, with a sensational real-life backdrop that included the Empire State Constructing to the left and the Brooklyn Bridge to the correct. In actual fact, in a while that night time, a “blood moon” could be seen on account of a complete lunar eclipse. If that weren’t sufficient, French metallic masters Gojira had been offering direct help, with Australian digital duo VOWWS opening the night.

Taking the Stage: With the Rooftop at Pier 17 imposing a strict curfew of 10 p.m., Deftones took the stage on the good and early time of 8:20, simply because the night turned darkish. The sold-out crowd roared as frontman Chino Moreno and firm launched into opening quantity “Genesis” from their newest album, 2020’s Ohms. When Heavy Consequence spoke with Moreno previous to the tour’s kickoff, the singer instructed us that he was trying ahead to hitting the stage once more after a lot break day as a result of pandemic. “I believe it’s going to be cathartic, the place I’m gonna go on the market and identical to fully vent and type of release a few of that rigidity,” he predicted. And that’s precisely what Moreno did. The vocalist was in full rage mode, pacing the stage because the band adopted up with “Rocket Skates” and “Prayers/Triangles.”

Across the Fur favorites like “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)” and “My Personal Summer time (Shove It)” turned up early within the set, as effectively, eliciting an enormous response from the viewers. Deftones made positive to symbolize each one in every of their 9 albums, taking part in not less than one tune from every LP. Diamond Eyes bought probably the most love, with the title observe, “Royal,” and “Sextape” becoming a member of the aforementioned “Rocket Skates” within the set.

Having by no means gotten an opportunity to completely rejoice the twentieth anniversary of their epic 2000 album, White Pony, Deftones supplied up that LP’s “Knife Prty,” “Digital Tub” and “Change (Within the Home of Flies).” The band went old-school for its encore, ending the night time with Across the Fur’s Lotion and the set-closer “Engine No. 9” from their 1995 debut, Adrenaline.

Previous to Deftones’ set, Gojira took the stage at roughly 6:50 p.m., so it was nonetheless daylight out, providing a considerably odd environment for the group’s darkish and crushing music. Nonetheless, the band introduced the heavy with a blistering 11-song efficiency that includes 4 tunes from their newest effort, 2021’s Fortitude, together with set-opener “Born for One Factor.”

With energy and precision, frontman Joe Duplantier and firm additionally performed plenty of songs from Magma and From Mars to Sirius, in addition to the epic title observe from L’Enfant Sauvage. Gojira took the stage following a gap efficiency from VOWWS, who delivered a brief set of guitar-driven digital tunes.

See our photographs of Deftones, Gojira, and VOWWS acting at NYC’s Rooftop at Pier 17 beneath, adopted by fan-filmed video clips and the setlists for Deftones and Gojira. Decide up tickets to the tour’s remaining reveals by way of Ticketmaster.

Photograph Gallery – Deftones, Gojira and VOWWS at NYC’s Rooftop at Pier 17 (click on to enlarge and scroll by):

All photographs by Johnny Perilla.

Fan-filmed Video Clips:

Deftones Setlist:
Rocket Skates
Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
My Personal Summer time (Shove It)
Swerve Metropolis
Digital Tub
Knife Prty
Diamond Eyes
Bloody Cape
Change (Within the Home of Flies)
Engine No. 9

Gojira Setlist:
Born for One Factor
Flying Whales
The Cell
Love / Remembrance
Maintain On
L’enfant sauvage

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