Deftones And System Of A Down Announce Tour

After posting two cryptic images last week, System Of A Down and Deftones have announced a joint tour for August. Does this mean we can expect a new SOAD album?

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After posting two (not so) cryptic images last week, System Of A Down and Deftones have announced a joint tour for August.

The North American tour will be a nu-metal ceremony, and has left SOAD fans hoping for another album. Drummer John Dolmayan says he hopes they will get back to the studio too, but for now the band will take their career one day at a time:

"For the people who are waiting for an album - I know there's a lot of people waiting for an album; I'm waiting for an album just like they are," said John. "It's gonna happen when it's right and when we can make something that tops what we've done in the past.

"Instead of resting on our laurels, we wanna throw them away and create something new and specific for this generation that they can say that's their SYSTEM OF A DOWN."

Meanwhile, Deftones are still preparing their next record. Bassist Sergio Vega continues to stand-in for Chi Cheng who remains in hospital following a car accident in 2008.

Here's the tour dates:

08/02 - Philadelphia, PA - Susquehanna Bank Center 08/04 - Holmdel Township, NJ - PNC Center 08/05 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon At Jones Beach 08/07 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center 08/09 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center 08/11 - Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL 08/12 - Toronto, ON - Heavy T.O. 08/14 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Amphitheater 08/15 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena

Check out the not-so-cryptic teaser images posted by each band before the official announcement (via Blabbermouth):

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    haygoe
    Shaggy91 wrote: I can't wait for this tour! System is one of the best sounds of the late 90s early 2000s. from a period noted for scremo, emo, and bro-metal, System shed it and was awesome.
    WTF is bro metal
    CrackTheSkye
    John Dolmayan is the drummer. Bassist is Shavo Odadjian. Would love for this tour to be coming a little closer to home. I'd definitely go see this.
    Mikethespud
    I would love to hear a new SOAD album. They're the only nu-metal band I like, though I don't really think they are a nu-metal band.
    Raven_Flight
    haygoe wrote: Shaggy91 wrote: I can't wait for this tour! System is one of the best sounds of the late 90s early 2000s. from a period noted for scremo, emo, and bro-metal, System shed it and was awesome. WTF is bro metal
    I'm interested in that too.
    FlyingPirahna
    Deftones aren't nu metal. And why do the best tours always get announced when I have no ****ing money?
    UGtom
    FlyingPirahna wrote: Deftones aren't nu metal.
    Deftones were one of the most original nu-metal bands back in the 90s. Seriously, I was there.
    teknoman
    Awesome, hope Deftones play some new songs while touring. BTW Chi is ready to go home, visit oneloveforchi.com for more info & send your donations.
    Soundservant
    Saw Deftones at BDO last year and SOAD at Soundwave this year. I love how both bands have changed almost drastically musically but are on top of their game these days.
    haygoe
    I went to google and typed in "what is bro meatl this is what came up Metal Bro 4 up, 11 down Acts like a conventional bro, but listens to mainstream extremely heavy metal music. Most commonly known for aggressive and extreme hardcore dance moves in "The Pit", at there favorite local venues. Also tend to hit on preppy or "plastic type chicks". skinny jeans, gauges in ears, flat brimmed crooked hat, brutal band T-shirts, hi- top shoes, and a sporty book bag to put your weed and booze. sometimes metal bros even listen to there ipod's while throwing down during a show.
    BluddyBoy123
    UGtom wrote: FlyingPirahna wrote: Deftones aren't nu metal. Deftones were one of the most original nu-metal bands back in the 90s. Seriously, I was there.
    You get a point for the "I was there" part. They were very nu-metal. Now they are like a different breed, but they still have their roots in nu-metal.
    Shaggy91
    I can't wait for this tour! System is one of the best sounds of the late 90s early 2000s. from a period noted for scremo, emo, and bro-metal, System shed it and was awesome.
    Root Beer
    John Dolmayan said that last year... not exactly an up-to-date quote. *Goes back to listening to bro metal".
    FlyingPirahna
    UGtom wrote: FlyingPirahna wrote: Deftones aren't nu metal. Deftones were one of the most original nu-metal bands back in the 90s. Seriously, I was there.
    Maybe their first two albums had their foot in that genre, but they haven't touched it in quite a while. They're their own thing now.
    6-String_Madman
    2 Nu Metal Bands that remained to their roots and still rock. I know another band on the same genre that is disappointing especially the member who recently became a "tool". cough*Linkin Park*cough...
    DoubleBassCrash
    rebreh wrote: System of a a down and the Deftones each have their roots in nu-metal. On their debut albums they exhibited hip-hop posturing and syncopated beats, atonal guitars, and displayed the manic energies of the genre's godfather: Korn.
    If you're aware of their time at Indigo Ranch, you'd know deftones & korn basically started out together, BUT korn hit the main stream first, which during the mid-90's put deftones in korn's shadow. I suggest that you have a more thorough look into both of the bands & their history at Indigo Ranch. deftones, their energy & lyrical context compared to korn has always been miles apart.
    rebreh wrote: Their production mixed elements of trip-hop with My Bloody Valentine creating a work that was dark, intimate, and sensual (three adjectives that Nu Metal is unable to cope with).
    Is this your way of summing up their self-titled album? If it is, just.. no... [quote]rebreh wrote: Later the Deftones became almost a parody of theirselves, loud-sensitve music./quote] You've got to be kidding me... I grew up with deftones, son. You need to do a little more research. You can start here: http://www.deftonesworld.com/
    rebreh
    System of a a down and the Deftones each have their roots in nu-metal. On their debut albums they exhibited hip-hop posturing and syncopated beats, atonal guitars, and displayed the manic energies of the genre's godfather: Korn. On their next album both bands began to break away from the genre's ethos. System of a Down played less with teenage nihlism and the ultra-violence and instead imbraced Tool's existential spiritualism and laced their music with mystagogic symbolism while exploring ethnic identity and hyper-politicism. The Defontes meanwhile warped nu-metal's self-loathing balladry into neo-gothicism of the cure. Their production mixed elements of trip-hop with My Bloody Valentine creating a work that was dark, intimate, and sensual (three adjectives that Nu Metal is unable to cope with). Later the Deftones became almost a parody of theirselves, loud-sensitve music. System of A down would become more idiosyncratic, further pushing for ethnic sounds.
    mysticguitar77
    Burgery wrote: deriative
    You mean "derivative"? lol and even if that is what you mean, that's not an accurate description at all. Anyway, definitely hitting that New Jersey date even though I hate PNC Bank Arts Center as a venue. Deftones and SOAD sharing the same stage is a can't miss.
    fromzero
    "Instead of resting on our laurels, we wanna throw them away and create something new and specific for this generation that they can say that's their SYSTEM OF A DOWN." Am I the only one who read the entire article? New SOAD doesn't mean Nu SOAD. If and when it happens... SOAD are a lot smarter than Linkin Park who should just rename their band. That's what they did the first time thier dynamic changed so hard (xero).
    Helloween_rox
    PatVanHalen5150 wrote: For the 4 billionth time, the Comcast Center is NOT in Boston.
    And for the 4 billionth time, the susquehana bank center is not in philly either. Why is it so hard to do more than 2 seconds of research anymore? The SBC is in camden, NJ, across the river from Philly.
    FenderMaster
    I would pay stupid amounts of money to see these guys if they came to Ireland... Pleae do a world tour!
    SOADriff
    rebreh wrote: System of a a down and the Deftones each have their roots in nu-metal. On their debut albums they exhibited hip-hop posturing and syncopated beats, atonal guitars, and displayed the manic energies of the genre's godfather: Korn. On their next album both bands began to break away from the genre's ethos. System of a Down played less with teenage nihlism and the ultra-violence and instead imbraced Tool's existential spiritualism and laced their music with mystagogic symbolism while exploring ethnic identity and hyper-politicism. The Defontes meanwhile warped nu-metal's self-loathing balladry into neo-gothicism of the cure. Their production mixed elements of trip-hop with My Bloody Valentine creating a work that was dark, intimate, and sensual (three adjectives that Nu Metal is unable to cope with). Later the Deftones became almost a parody of theirselves, loud-sensitve music. System of A down would become more idiosyncratic, further pushing for ethnic sounds.
    This literally made no sense whatsoever.
    Jasperyeah
    rebreh wrote: System of a a down and the Deftones each have their roots in nu-metal. On their debut albums they exhibited hip-hop posturing and syncopated beats, atonal guitars, and displayed the manic energies of the genre's godfather: Korn. On their next album both bands began to break away from the genre's ethos. System of a Down played less with teenage nihlism and the ultra-violence and instead imbraced Tool's existential spiritualism and laced their music with mystagogic symbolism while exploring ethnic identity and hyper-politicism. The Defontes meanwhile warped nu-metal's self-loathing balladry into neo-gothicism of the cure. Their production mixed elements of trip-hop with My Bloody Valentine creating a work that was dark, intimate, and sensual (three adjectives that Nu Metal is unable to cope with). Later the Deftones became almost a parody of theirselves, loud-sensitve music. System of A down would become more idiosyncratic, further pushing for ethnic sounds.
    Yes. I'm sure most of us who have bothered to read the article know what System and Deftones sound like. Thank you for wasting your time reiterating, though. The world is now a better place.
    Helloween_rox
    6-String_Madman wrote: 2 Nu Metal Bands that remained to their roots and still rock.
    SOAD aren't nu-metal.
    timmymaines
    from what i read on guitarworld and slipknot1.com they will be joining them on this tour along with five finger..but can someone tell me who is filling in for paul??
    flip666sorry
    this tour could be really cool. Deftones are the shit and system is great too. ps from what I understand, bro-metal bands can range from bands like saliva, drowning pool, bands who are "hard" and "aggressive" but total pussies like these guys. not brooootal in the least.
    joelisonfire
    Deftones killed it live last year at the commodore in Vancouver, one of the best live shows I've ever been to and I've been to tons of concerts!
    Apocalypse4162
    Im going to Heavy TO and I consider this my second chance to see System. I didn't really listen to them until after they stopped playing together, so this is just amazing, I love all their stuff now
    SatrianiFan3
    thank you for jones beach!!! finally get to see soad for the first time! and im perfectly fine with them taking their time with new material, just means it will be even better when they do release an album
    SOAD_SoG
    Woo! a new SOAD recording is possibly coming. This should be a Top Headline.
    yoman297
    Personally I don't think this means a new album. This is still awesome though.
    bf313
    Can't wait to see both bands at the Philly stop! Been wanting to see both of them for a while now.