Deftones is about to have a pretty interesting week. The band will launch their new clothing line with Marc Jacobs titled Heaven on March 3, and will play a free show somewhere in New York City the night before on March 2. The location will be announced the day of the show and tickets will be free (and obviously limited to the capacity of the venue).
Tickets will be available here and you can check out the Heaven line here on Marc Jacobs' website. It's got a very early 2000s flair to it. The secret show will be Deftones' first show in the United States of 2023. As for new material, vocalist Chino Moreno recently said they're working on it.
"We're just chipping away on some new music — those guys are, at least, at the moment," said Moreno. "We have some sporadic shows over the next couple of years, or a year or so, whatever. But for the most part, yeah, we're just kind of winding down and taking some time off, for the most part."
The new record will be Deftones' first without bassist Sergio Vega, who left the band earlier this year. Vega has been replaced by Fred Sablan live, though Sablan isn't a part of the band in any permanent capacity outside touring duties. The same goes for now-second guitarist Lance Jackman. So who knows who will end up playing on Ohms.
Guitarist Stephen Carpenter shared a similar sentiment in an interview with Cypress Hill vocalist B-Real's The Smokebox show, where he said Deftones was starting to come up with ideas for new material but isn't at a stage where they're actually writing. "[We're] getting ready to [work on new material]," said Carpenter. "Just coming up with ideas at this point, more conversation at the moment than actual doing."