Watch the New Deftones Video for 'Swerve City'

A model rides through the hot desert on a horse in the video, if you really want to know.

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Deftones have posted a new video for their song "Swerve City," which you can see in the player below.

The song is the opening track from their excellent 2012 album "Koi No Yokan" and appeared at No. 6 in our top 10 Deftones songs poll in April.

Director Gus Black has filmed a simple video; the model Tammy is seen riding a horse through the desert, and eventually meets singer Chino Moreno in the dark. Make what you will of that.

Deftones will be hitting the road from tomorrow for a few months, starting in Japan and making their way around the world from Asia to Europe for a bunch of festival dates, right up to September. See the full tour listings below.

Meanwhile, tragedy struck the band in April when founding bassist Chi Cheng passed away. He had been battling a coma and ill health since a car crash in 2008, while the band continued working with stand-in bassist Sergio Vega.

Watch the new Deftones video for "Swerve City" here:

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Deftones international tour dates

05/11 Tokyo, Japan - Ozzfest Japan, Mukuhari Messe Arena 05/14 Brisbane Qld, Australia - The Tivoli 05/15 Sydney, Australia - UNSW University Roundhouse 05/17 Melbourne, Australia - The Palace w/ Letlive 05/18 Melbourne, Australia - The Palace 05/19 Adelaide, Australia - HQ w/ Letlive 05/21 Perth, Australia - Metro Fremantle w/ Letlive 05/23 Bangkok, Thailand - Centerpoint Studio 05/26 Manila, Philippines - World Trade Center Manila 05/28 The Coliseum @ Hard Rock Hotel Singapore 05/30 Singapore - The Venue Concert Hall Bandung, Indonesia 06/02 Honolulu, HI - The Republik 06/08-09 Belle Island; Detroit, MI - Orion Festival 06/14 Montebello, Canada - Amnesia Rockfest w/ Miss May I 06/15 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival 08/16 Le Locle, Switzerland - Rock Altitude Festival 08/17 Hockenheim, Germany - Rock'n'Heim Festival 08/18 Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Rock im Pott Festival 08/21 Traunstein, Germany - Chiemsee Rocks Festival 08/22 Charleville-Mézières, France - Cabaret Vert 08/23 Wetherby, United Kingdom - Bramham Park 08/24 Leeds, United Kingdom - Leeds Festival 08/27 Milan, Italy - Open Air 08/30 Wiesen, Austria - Two Days A Week Festival 08/31 Bolzano, Italy - Full Tension Festival 09/02 Groningen, Netherlands - Oosterpoort 09/03 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 09/06 Paris, France - Le Zenith

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    Why cant bands just come to NZ if they are going to aussie. its literally a 3 hour plane ride.
    I reckon. I glimpsed those Aussie dates (TWO in Melbourne, no less) and had a faint glimmer of hope for at least an Auckland date, but NOOOOO.
    I love this band, but this video was a total disappointment. We've been waiting since November for some kind of video, and the best we get is 2:30 of a chick riding a horse, and a forced-in 20 seconds of 'plot'. What the hell took them so long?
    Pointless video. This must be the start of a bigger history along with future videoclips, otherwise... Anyway, great song.
    A typical Deftones video nowadays is a clip of a model to ogle at with their music in the background.
    seeing them for first time in a club on Tuesday, only seen them at festivals. Can't wait