As you may or may not know, Deftones bassist Chi Cheng has been in a coma since November due to a tragic car accident. According to their Myspace blog, he’s in a sable condition, but isn’t showing signs of improving. Chino has stated many times publicly that Chi has always insisted the band continue, even without his presence (a la 1999).
This year, the Deftones will be headlining Bamboozle Left, along with an amazing line up featuring Thrice, 50 Cent, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Saosin, The Bled and a ton more of badass bands. It’s a tough decision to make, but I’m sure everyone in the band will be thinking of Chi the entire time.
Deftones will return to the stage for the first time since bassist Chi Cheng went into a coma after a November car accident.
The group will perform April 5 at the Bamboozle Left festival in Irvine, Calif., with former Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega stepping in for Cheng. Vega previously replaced Cheng when he stepped away from the band briefly in 1999.
“Chi always wanted to keep working and never slow down, which is why we feel confident in returning to the stage at Bamboozle in April,” the band says in a statement. “Chi would want it, and we want to make sure we’re keeping his legacy alive.”
Deftones are also continuing work on a new album, tentatively titled “Eros.” A release date has yet to be announced.
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