PHOTOS: Deftones, Rise Against and Thrice at the Concord Pavilion

Deftones, The Deftones

Photos: Alessio Neri

CONCORD — The Deftones and Rise Against are co-headlinng one of the biggest summer tours in years, and brought their show to the Concord Pavilion Thursday. The show was opened by post-hardcore band Thrice and the solo project of Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), Frank Iero and The Patience.

The Deftones are touring in support of their eighth studio album, Gore. The Sacramento natives attracted a lot of fans from the Central Valley and played a 75-minute set that included songs from their full repertoire. The Deftones are well known for their energetic live performances. Thursday, the band and singer Chino Moreno didn’t let the fans down.

The crowd quickly created a mosh pit with crowd-surfers during “Heads-Up,” a song from 1997 album Around the Fur. The track featured heavy guitar riffs and screaming vocals. Moreno kept interacting with the crowd. Halfway through the show, the band played the mellower “Phantom Bride,” the only song from its latest album. The slow-down didn’t last long and Moreno went back into the crowd for more hard rockers like “Bored” and “Teething.”

Rise Against played a 60-minute set, delivering a strong performance. Lead singer Tim McIlrath reminded the audience how music “is more powerful than religion, school, your parents, your friends…” The set included “Satellite,” “Welcome to the Breakdown” and concluded with the ever-potent “Savior.”

Irvine-based Thrice played for about 35 minutes but still managed to create a dynamic atmosphere with “Silhouette,” “Black Honey,” and “The Earth Will Shake.” Iero, rhythm guitarist for My Chemical Romance and post-hardcore band Leathermouth, got the evening off on the right track, likely intriguing music lovers familiar with his earlier work.

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