The Deftones Live Concert Photo Gallery Chad Lee

Deftones photos, all images ©Chad lee photography .



August 26, 2006 East Troy Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theater 



October 26, 2004 Chicago Illinois Chicago House Of Blues 



July 4, 2003 Detroit Michigan Pontiac Silverdome 


7-26, 2003 Chicago Illinois Chicago Motor Speedway 


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See portrait photos of Steph here : Stephen Carpenter Portrait Gallery Chad Lee Photography  for Esp Guitars , Emg Pickups and Orange Amps

See their Official video for ” Diamond Eyes” here : 


Band Bio

The Deftones is a band from Sacramento, California  Formed in 1988.     founded by  Chino Moreno  , Stephen Carpenter , Abe Cunningham and Dominic Garcia . During the   first five years, the band’s lineup changed several times.  stabilizing  in 1993 when Cunningham rejoined  after his departure in 1990. by this time, Chi Cheng was the band’s bassist. The lineup remained stable for fifteen years.     known as one of the most experimental groups to have come from the alternative   scene. They are sometimes dubbed “the Radiohead of metal” by critics.


They have released eight albums since their inception. After the lineup settled in 1993, the band secured a recording contract.  with Maverick Records, and   released their debut album, Adrenaline, in 1995.  Deftones managed to gain a dedicated fan base through word of mouth. Their sophomore album, Around the Fur, was released in 1997. The album and its singles reached high chart positions.  being  the band’s first to receive certification from the RIAA. finding even further success with their third album, White Pony, in 2000. showing a transition away from their   earlier sound into a more experimental direction.   “Change (In the House of Flies)“, is the group’s most commercially successful single.    “Elite” won a Grammy Award for Best Metal PerformanceWhite Pony was the band’s first of three albums to be certified platinum .



Releasing their self-titled fourth album  in 2003. While the group’s critical success continued, sales proved to be lackluster .   Saturday Night Wrist, was released in 2006 after a temporary falling out within the band due to creative tensions.   completion was also delayed by personal issues within the band.  In 2008, while Deftones were working on an album tentatively titled Eros. Cheng was involved in a traffic collision.  he was left in a minimally conscious state until his death in 2013.  During that time, Deftones halted production on ErosSergio Vega, who had filled in as a touring member  ,  became his permanent replacement.   Diamond Eyes and Koi No Yokan released in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Their latest release, titled Gore, was released in 2016.