Deftones / Band names with the suffix “-tones” are reminiscent of the ’50s: The Harptones, The Cleftones, The Deltones. However, the Deftones are anything but old school. From art rock to nu metal to drone rock to post-metal, they’ve dabbled in almost every rock subgenre under the sun.
They’ve taken their experimental-rock sound to stages around the world, and after a few performances in New Zealand and Australia, they’ll be back in Hawaii.
In 2002, the Sacramento-based band paid tribute to the Aloha State with the video “Live in Hawaii.” In it, they learned about local culture and customs. Since then, the group has gone on to experience success on the Billboard. They almost lost bassist Chi Cheng to a car accident, but with close friend Sergio Vega filling in, they continue to release critically acclaimed work. In the spring of 2010, their sixth album, Diamond Eyes, was released and went on to be named Rock Record of the Year by iTunes.
The energetic rock spectacle Kings of Spade will warming up The Waterfront stage. Although they’re a local band, the Kings are quickly making a name for themselves in clubs all over Los Angeles.