Fresh from their performance at Riot Fest Chicago, Deftones stop by the beautiful Egyptian Room in Indianapolis as they continue to tour the world.

It’s hard to know where to start when you’re trying to write an article about a band as iconic as Deftones (Warner Bros.). They’ve created a sound that has inspired countless bands we listen to today, always to be imitated but never duplicated. There are movies made that look like a Deftones album, and their music is always in cinema somewhere.

Back in 1988, Chino Moreno, Stephen Carpenter, and Abe Cunningham started something that they probably didn’t think would get to this level. But here we are, and Deftones keep making great music time and time again. Currently, the band is on tour supporting their eighth studio album, Gore, with shows continuing on to Australia.

Fresh off a Riot Fest high complete with jumping-in-the-crowd antics, the band were bombastic, lively, and larger-than-life for a smaller venue but there was no shortage of fans. People started coming in later, the closer it got to show time. Perhaps fans followed them from Chicago to get a double-dose of their favorite band.

Deftones have made long-lasting name for themselves in the music world and don’t appear to be slowing down. It seems like yesterday when they released Koi No Yokan (2012). As it has been four years since the last album and the band only two songs from Gore this night, is reasonable for their fans to expect they will be back soon touring fully support the new release. Deftones fans aren’t going anywhere and long after the band has played their last set, their legacy of unique and panoramic rock will live on.

Ending the show with one of their famous cover tunes, fans were pleased with a perfect and lingering version of “Purple Rain.” While fans hoped for more, the lights came on, and the show was over. The show was amazing, and 20 songs went by that fast.

Deftones setlist: Rocket Skates, Geometric Headdress, Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away), Around the Fur, Diamond Eyes, Swerve City, Rosemary, Gore, Kimdracula, Digital Bath, Prince, (L)MIRL, Knife Prty, Change ( In the House of Flies), Passenger, My Own Summer (Shove It), Headup, Bored, Engine No. 9, Purple Rain


Event Date: 19-Sep-2016

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Northeastern Indiana, Alex Savage is a Senior Photojournalist on staff who has been with us exclusively since the very beginning of Naional Rock Review. Specializing in rock and Scandinavian metal, she's known for her raw and moody style of music photography.

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