System of a Down and Deftones both enjoyed quite a bit of success from the mid 1990′s through the early 2000′s and both of them are still at it, having outlasted a lot of bands from that era. The two bands joined forces for a summer tour that concluded here in Chicago Wednesday night at the Allstate Arena. The house was packed nearly to capacity which no surprise considering the loyal fan base of both bands.
The venue was already near capacity and the main floor packed from front to back when Deftones took the stage. They got a huge round of applause when they walked out on stage and they were easily responsible for a good section of the audience being there that evening. They had a riser in the center of the stage that singer Chino Moreno often ran up and down on. The band opened with “Rocket Skates” from the [amazon_link id="B003IP09UA" target="_blank" ]Diamond Eyes[/amazon_link] album. The band sounded very tight and Chino’s energetic yet melodic voice seemed to be in top form. The audience was way into it too and many fans were singing along and there was a lot of dancing going on down on the main floor.