UPDATED March 16th – Due to popular demand, a second Deftones and Dillinger Escape Plan show has been added. You can now catch them April 15th at the Crystal Ballroom. If tickets move as quickly for this one as the first time, they won’t last long, so be sure to grab yours now. Take my word for it: you won’t be disappointed!
It’s probably fair to say that if you’re reading this, you’re not just a fan of music – you’re also a fan of live music. The stage is the place where bands make or break their careers, with amazing performances that leave us chilled and wanting more or jarring spectacles that keep people talking long after the show is over. The reason we go to shows is because they’re memorable – sometimes even otherworldly.
When was the first time you saw a drum riser spin on it’s side for a solo? Remember when you discovered what “pyrotechnics” were? When was the first time you dove off of a stage?
The upcoming tour with the Deftones and the Dillinger Escape Plan is one of those times that you can expect unbelievable, crazy things to happen. Take my word for it: I’ve seen the Dillinger Escape Plan hurtling like a comet across the stage, with lights flickering, guitars flailing, and fire being spit across an audience like some sort of heavy metal circus. There is video footage of vocalist Greg Puciato not just leaping into a crowd, but actually running on top of them during a performance. These guys have light shows so intense that I’ve actually lost track of band members, only to find them 30 feet in the air on top of a stack of swaying speakers that seemed ready to explode.
I remember being in front of a sea of thousands of people at a Deftones concert, looking up and seeing Chino Moreno’s face a mere 15 feet away, and having a crowd surfer’s lost sneaker land squarely on my shoulder. A minute later, the rest of the crowd surfer piled on top of me as well. Meanwhile, someone was climbing the rafters high above the band to get a better glimpse of the action. I remember being close enough to touch the band just as that crazy fan took on the questionable task of trying to remove a 50′ White Pony flag from the stage. (He didn’t succeed, and fortunately security assured that everyone was safe and secure.)
I won’t lie – these band’s are responsible for some of the greatest concert memories of my life. The idea of having them share the stage is like a rock and roll dream come true.
The music these bands create is definitely going into the history books (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had conversations about just the introductory drum line to Deftones‘ “Around The Fur” throughout the years). But when it comes down to it, the real reason not to miss this show is because there’s no telling what you can expect. These are two of the most exciting heavy bands playing today, hands down, and you can take my word for it: people are going to be talking about it for a long time.
Trust me – in 10 years, when you’re saying, “I was at the Deftones and Dillinger show at the Crystal Ballroom” your friends’ eyes will light up.