Deftones Bring a New Sound to the Wellmont

Coming to the Wellmont on March 10 are the Deftones, an alternative metal band hailing from Sacramento, Calif. Tickets are available starting at $33, so be sure to reserve your seat for this sure-to-be inspiring performance!

Deftones come to Montclair to make an impression.

The Wellmont Theater will continue its tradition of bringing crowd-pleasing acts to Montclair with a performance by the Deftones Periphery on March 10.  Tickets are currently on sale through the Wellmont for $33, with the price rising to $36 on the day of the show.

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With a sound that can only be described as ethereal with a twist, the Deftones have not failed to deliver on their albums or tours since their start in Sacramento, Calif.  in 1988. The band’s current lineup consists of  Chino Moreno on vocals, Stephen Carpenter on guitar,  Frank Delgado on samples and keys,  Abe Cunningham  on drums and Chi Cheng and Sergio Vega on bass. Their performance will no doubt rock the house and leave fans, both new and old, with a craving for more.

The Deftones have seen quite a bit of publicity and reward since their start, including a Grammy in 2001 for Best Metal Performance for their song “Elite” and a platinum certification on their 2000 album White Pony.

The Deftones tour comes post-release of their seventh studio album.  Koi No Yokan was released in November of 2012 under a Japanese title which translates to “love’s premonition,” alluding to the overall theme of the songs, seen especially in songs like “Rosemary.”

Opening act Periphery may be small, but the self-made band has held their own since their start in 2005. The band’s current line up consists of Misha ‘Bulb’ Mansoor, Jake Bowen and Mark Holcomb on guitar, Matt Halpern on drums and Spencer Sotelo on vocals. They headlined their first tour in Europe in 2011 and have been hailed as arguably the most progressive and freshest metal acts of the day.  They released their first EP Icarus in April of 2011 and show promise that they will continue renewing faith in the self-made rock stars.

For entertainment and food both before and after the show, Montclair has dozens of restaurants both on and off the main street, Bloomfield Avenue, that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater. Located a short drive down Bloomfield Avenue are Smashburger and Panera Bread for the more traditional and light meal. For the more adventurous concert goers, Cuban Pete’s offers an impressive Sangria menu and unique atmosphere with traditional and tasty Cuban food. In addition, there are a couple of Italian restaurants including Trattoria Rustica, as well as several pizza places and international cuisine restaurants all within a short distance from the venue.

For a snack, Red Mango and Cupcake Carousel are located a few blocks from the Wellmont Theatre, in addition to a Starbucks.

Parking for all places, including the Wellmont, is located the Wellmont’s parking lot located on Seymour Street, designated parking areas shown by signs and street parking located on and off Bloomfield Avenue, where permissible.  It is best to come early and explore all that Bloomfield Avenue and the city of Montclair have to offer!

The Deftones show will begin at 8 p.m. with doors open to the public starting at 7 p.m. For more information on either band or on the show itself, visit As their song “Romantic Dreams” sings: “Tonight the stage is yours, so why wait to discover your dreams?”

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