Deftones and System Of A Down announce huge headline show with The Mars Volta and more

Deftones and System Of A Down have announced a huge joint headline show for one night only – see all details below.

The legendary Californian bands took to social media today (April 9) to announced they were teaming up to play a “stand-alone, once in a lifetime” show at the “historic” Golden Gate Park on August 17.

Joining them will be prog-rockers The Mars Volta, Swedish punks Viagra Boys, and Australian industrial duo VOWWS.

You can access pre-sale tickets by signing up for either band’s mailing list. General tickets will go on sale this Friday (April 12) – get yours here.


This won’t be the only live date the two bands are due to play this year. Deftones have been announced for Coachella, Primavera Sound and Lollapalooza 2024; meanwhile, System Of A Down will headline Sick New World later this April alongside Slipknot.

Deftones have also begun teasing a new album to be released this year, to be produced by producer Nick Raskulinecz (RushMastodonAlice In Chains.)


Guitarist Stephen Carpenter told the Gnostic Academy podcast: “We hope to have it all done and out by next spring [or] summer. There’s nothing official — no official date yet — but that’s our goal.”

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Their last album was 2020’s ‘Ohms’, which NME gave five stars: “One imagines that the first day back in the studio with Terry Date might have been painful. It might have been cathartic. But what it seems to have done is give the band an attuned ear to the world. A platform to express rage they’ve never done before and to further solidify their status as the most interesting heavy metal band in the world.”

In other news, a man played System Of A Down and Deftones songs on guitar while having brain surgery earlier this year.