Several days after Live Nation teased a massive summer tour announcement from two big bands, the identities of those groups have been confirmed. On Monday (Feb. 6), the Deftones and Rise Against announced a huge, joint, North American summer tour. The excursion will kick off on June 9 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago and wrap up a month later on July 9 at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix.
“Every once in awhile you get to share the stage with a band so powerful they make you work harder,” Rise Against said in a statement. “After conspiring for years, we’re excited to finally share the road with such an epic band. We can’t wait to put Deftones and Rise Against fans under the same roof in 2017.”
Mirroring Rise Against’s statement about the upcoming tour, the Deftones wrote on Facebook: “We’ve been talking to Rise Against about touring together for a while now. Finally, everything aligned and we get to spend the summer playing shows with our friends. We couldn’t be more excited and can’t wait to see you at the shows.”
Joining them on the road for the month-long tour will be Thrice, who released their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, back in May of 2016. Frank Iero and the Patience and Three Trapped Tigers will also open for the Deftones and Rise Against during the tour, but on selected dates. The full list of tour dates can be seen below.
The massive summer tour will be in support of the Deftones recently released eighth studio album, Gore. Before embarking on the North American tour, the Sacramento-founded band will hit the United Kingdom road with AFI for a short tour.
As for Rise Against, the Chicago-based band hasn’t released any new material since 2014’s The Black Market.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. local time
DEFTONES/RISE AGAINST 2017 NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR:
June 09 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 10 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Theater at Freedom Hill
June 11 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
June 13 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 16 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
June 18 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
June 20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 22 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 23 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
June 24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater
June 26 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 27 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
June 28 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
June 30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
July 01 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
July 03 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 06 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
July 07 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 08 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
July 09 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
6/9 – 6/23: with Three Trapped Tigers
6/24 – 7/9: with Frank Iero and the Patience