KB Hallen, Copenhagen - 2010

Text: Tobias Nilsson Photo: Lunah Lauridsen

After Coheed And Cambria’s technical lullaby, it was up to Deftones to reawaken us this cold November evening...

I must admit, I had some doubts as to whether or not they could pull this off. I’m a big fan of the early days of Deftones, but I can also say that my interest lessened with the release of White Pony, and from the Deftones album and forward I have not really paid them much mind.
This of course meant that much of this nights setlist was lost on me, but on the other hand I was happy to get to hear several of the old classics as well, as the band was kind enough to play an almost two hours long show!
Not only that, but it was quickly evident that Camillo Wong ‘Chino’ Moreno was in great shape, and that the band and he knew exactly what it means to perform. With him, Moreno had brought a ramp which was placed at the centre of the stage, and he frequently ran up and jumped down from it throughout the show (which made us wonder why he chose to use a mic with a chord instead of a wireless, as the stage-crew constantly had to pull him free).
As if this wasn’t enough, he was also frequently out on the ramps on the far sides of the stage, and he even made several visits to the crash-barrier, where fans could get a real good close-up of their idol, and even sing along in the mic from time to time.

Setting them even further apart from their support band, Deftones, and namely Moreno, chose to make an even better connection with the audience by chit-chatting at several times between songs, delving into serious subjects as he spoke of the bands hospitalized bassist Chi Cheng, to whom the song Risk was dedicated, as well as far less serious issues, such as debating the age of a certain plectre which Moreno found in his pocket (he claimed it had once belonged to Joe Elliott of Def Leppard)...

And the setlist?
Well, as I wrote earlier, many of the songs I didn’t know, but early on we were given a trio of songs from Around The Fur in direct connection, and the encore was an absolute Adrenaline marathon, so there was certainly nothing to complain about here!
And admittedly, all the other songs, from White Pony and up, were well received by the very large audience as well.
So where does this leave us?
Well, for my account, it left me with at least one splendid show for the night, and a great taste for more from this band.


Rocket Skates
Around The Fur
My Own Summer (Shove It)
Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)
Knife Prty
Digital Bath
Diamond Eyes
Beauty School
You’ve Seen The Butcher
When Girls Telephone Boys
Change (In The House Of Flies)
Engine No. 9
7 Words


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