CONFIRMED: The New Deftones Bassist Is…

CONFIRMED: The New Deftones Bassist Is...
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It looks like we have a new Deftones bassist (as far as touring is concerned).

As reported earlier last month, Deftones bassist Sergio Vega announced that he had left the band. The ex-Deftones bassist provided a lengthy statement via his Instagram account, at one point sharing, “…I left the band early last year and since then I’ve been focused on my band Quicksand as well as working as a producer and writer for other artists and projects.”

Prior to Vega publicly sharing he had left the band, Deftones had already announced a new tour where they will be playing alongside Gojira and Vowws. So with Vega gone, who would be the Deftones bassist for the band’s tour?

Well, it looks like we finally know who will be filling in for the role of Deftones bassist regarding this tour.

It has been officially confirmed that the new Deftones bassist is Fred Sablan. Sablan made his live debut with the band last night (which marked the first show of Deftones’ run with Gojira and Vowws).

Sablan has quite the resume when it comes to acts and artists he has worked with. He is part of a project called Heavens Blade, which features members of Youth Code, Suicide Silence, and Rob Zombie‘s band. He is currently the bass player for Chelsea Wolfe‘s touring band, and he used to be the bass player for Marilyn Manson.

What are your thoughts on Fred Sablan stepping in as the new Deftones bassist?

Below you can find all the dates and locations for the upcoming Deftones tour.

4/16 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre
4/18 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
4/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
4/22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Cosmopolitan
4/23 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
4/25 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
4/28 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
4/30 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
5/2 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
5/3 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
5/6 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
5/7 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
5/8 – Cincinnati, OH – ICON Music Center
5/10 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
5/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
5/13 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
5/14 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
5/15 – New York City, NY – Pier 17
5/17 – Washington DC – The Anthem
5/18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
5/19 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
5/21 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
5/22 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
5/24 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
5/26 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
5/27 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
5/28 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory


Words by: Michael Pementel