Deftones Fans Riot As Gig Is Called Off

Deftones fans rioted in Bangkok, Thailand, last night after the band were forced to cancel a show at the city's Thunderdome Arena.

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Deftones fans rioted in Bangkok, Thailand, last night after the band were forced to cancel a show at the city's Thunderdome Arena.

The event was already running 90 minutes late by the time the waiting crowd were told to go home. Hundreds of angry gigglers began throwing bottles, breaking windows and setting fire to beer tents.

Deftones have apologised for the call-off, stating: "Local power issues threatened the safety of the band and fans. We're sorry to those who were inconvenienced and hope to return to Thailand in the near future."

While some fans directed their anger at the band, many others placed the blame on concert organisers. Eyewitness Chantakahn Saetehn says: "This country is deprived of good concerts. The crowd was bigger than for any metal band that's ever visited Bangkok that's why we were so upset. But the whole event from buying tickets to the cancellation has been absurd."

And fan Pakam Kiatpinyo adds: "I've been waiting to see the band for ten years and I was as disappointed as anyone. But as a musician I understand why the band didn't want to play. I blame the concert organisers for not being professional enough to prepare the equipment."

Police report that no one was arrested or injured following the riot, which had fizzled out by the time officers arrived.

Deftones are currently touring their 2010 album Diamond Eyes, the first to be recorded without bassist Chi Cheng, who remains in a semi-comatose state following a car accident in 2008.

Thanks for the report to RockNewsDesk.com.

12 comments sorted by best / new / date

    snaaake
    I don't blame them, I saw them last year and it was a phenomenal performance. If you ask me they're at the top of their performing game right now.
    Mr_Dobolina
    AmericanZero13 wrote: Hundreds of angry gigglers?
    I sometimes wonder if they put grammatical errors in their articles on purpose because I've never seen a news website with as many ridiculous inconsistencies and spelling mistakes. Either way, they're still my go to site.
    Wakisazhi
    Lol, hundreds of angry gigglers in the THUNDERDOME. Best article on UG in forever?
    strat0blaster
    Are we, as a people, really throwing temper tantrums to this degree because we didn't get to see a band play music? Really? What the hell is wrong with human beings?
    suikogarden
    I saw them in Kuala Lumpur. They were phenomenal. Chino was very sporting to the audience too.
    soapalot
    Police report that no one was arrested or injured following the riot, which had fizzled out by the time officers arrived.
    Pussies. But seriously, I'd want to riot too if Deftones cancelled a show I was attending. Luckily I saw them at Big Day Out last month, and I agree with snaaake, they're in red hot form at the moment.
    Offworld92
    This whole situation really sucks. I hope they get to go back there so the fans can see them.