CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 09: Singer Chino Moreno of Deftones performs at PNC Music Pavilion on August 9, 2015 in Charlotte, Nor
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Earlier this week, Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter revealed that the band's eighth studio album will arrive April 8th, their first full-length since 2012's Koi No Yokan. Frontman Chino Moreno outlined the band's "heady" direction to Rolling Stone almost an year ago, so it's about time! 

Looks like the alt-metal greats will be teasing the new material with a spring tour, beginning in Texas in March. Perhaps South By Southwest will be added to the list? Here's hoping.

Deftones 2016 Tour Dates:

03/05 Costa Mesa, CA – Musink Festival
03/16 Mission, TX – Never Say Never Festival
03/19 San Antonio, TX – Lonestar Events Center
03/20 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
03/22 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
03/24 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Pavilion