Watch Deftones Play “Smile” Live For the First Time Ever, and Other Songs at Dia De Los Deftones

Deftones held its second annual  Dia De Los Deftones festival yesterday at Petco Park in San Diego, California. Among the bands, setlist was the previously released but never played live non-album track, ‘Smile’ as a tribute to late bassist Chi-Cheng. The song comes from the so far album unreleased Eros, an album recorded with Cheng but was shelved when he was in a car accident, coincidently on November 3rd, 2008. That accident led to a coma, a long time waking-non-responsive-state, and ultimately his death on April 2013. Eros has gained almost mythical status with die-hard fans. The band released ‘Smile’ to YouTube only on the one year anniversary of Cheng’s death, Deftones are expected to release a new album in 2020 and perhaps this is a sign that Eros may finally happen in some form. In addition to that track, the band played other deep cuts and hits in their set. Watch fan-filmed videos below and the full setlist from www.setlist.fm. Continue reading