Masters of sonic destruction the Deftones join Rancid, the Specials and the Reverend Horton Heat as the most recent additions to this summer's Vans Warped tour line-up, which also features Bad Religion and NOFX.
A spokesperson for the band told MTV News Online that the Deftones will be one of the headliners on this year's outing, which is set to begin on June 30 in Phoenix, Arizona.
A spokesperson for the tour confirmed the band will be part of a Vans Warped Tour '98 line-up that also includes Rancid, the Specials, the Reverend Horton Heat, NOFX, Bad Religion, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Die Toten Hosen, Def Con Dos, and Frenzal Rhomb. This summer's tour will mark a return for the Deftones, who played the Warped tour in 1996.
This year the tour will also continue to feature smaller and local acts on secondary stages. The last time we checked in with the Warped tour, talks were also underway to include seminal L.A. punk outfit X on a few select dates as well (see "Bad Religion, NOFX Join 'Ladies Lounge' On Warped Tour"). However, a spokesperson for the tour now says that X's involvement seems unlikely.
In a market saturated with package tours, last year's Warped tour (which featured the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pennywise, Desendents, Reel Big Fish and others) managed to hold its own and build on the audiences it drew in previous years.
We will of course keep you posted on Warped developments and any other summer tour news right here at MTV News Online.