Periphery named as direct support on Deftones tourTuesday, January 15, 2013 5:18 AM PT / 4,805 views
The Washington, D.C. based progressive metal outfit Periphery will be direct support to the Deftones throughout North America from March 4th through March 30th (please note that Periphery isn't on the dates from 3/1-3/6). The group are still touring in support of their highly acclaimed album, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal, which was voted the #3 album of 2012 by Guitar World Magazine. Misha Mansoor (guitars) states: "Deftones have been one of my favorite bands of all time since I discovered them when I was about 14 or so. That was around when I first started playing drums and guitar, and they were such a huge influence on my approach to music, writing and even the kinds of tones and sounds I was after. What is even more amazing is that in the 14 years since, they have consistently put out some of my favorite albums of all time, with Koi No Yokan being no exception to that. I can't even put into words how excited I am that Periphery is going to be touring with them in March. This is a bucket list tour for me." Matt Halpern (drums) further comments: "We couldn't be more excited to be direct support for the Deftones. As a band, they have inspired each one of us and it's truly an honor to be able to share the stage with them. We can't wait to get back out and see our current fans and hopefully make some new ones with on of our absolute favorite bands!"
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