Deftones have completed their ‘Adopt-a-Dot’ fundraiser and made a donation of $52,500 to UC Davis Children’s Hospital and $52,500 to ‘Crew Nation’—a global relief fund for live music crews who have been impacted by COVID-19.
Deftones explain, "With pride, today we’re making our Adopt-A-Dot donations to UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Crew Nation. Hopefully these will go to making things a little easier for those facing challenging times. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our fans and friends that contributed to this campaign. We sincerely thank you all."
Prior to the release of the GRAMMY Award-winning band’s chart-topping new opus Ohms, they commenced ‘Adopt-A-Dot,’ enabling fans to make a charitable donation in the form of one or multiple dots from 12,995 available dots comprising the album’s cover-art created by Frank Maddocks. Donators uploaded photos to Deftones.com/Adopt, adding yet another dimension to the artwork and claiming a spot of their own.
Now, the band has officially contributed the proceeds to these two very worthy and important causes.
Last week, Deftones continued a creative renaissance with the release of the long-awaited Black Stallion— the companion disc of remixes and reimaginations to the landmark White Pony. Not only did it commemorate the 20th anniversary of White Pony, but Black Stallion showcased a new approach to the songs by way of remixes from The Cure’s Robert Smith, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, DJ Shadow, and more.
As always, Deftones look forward. The band’s ninth album, Ohms, arrived in September and now caps off 2020 on year-end lists from The Los Angeles Times, SPIN, VULTURE, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, and REVOLVER where it claimed No. 1. Ohms also became their fourth Top 5 debut and sixth Top 10 debut.
Ultimately, Deftones only continue to forge their own path into 2021 and beyond.
ABOUT THE ART:
"Ohms’ album art is an iconic rendering of a suspended, chance moment in time. As with Deftones music and lyrics, the definitive meaning of the imagery invites and relies on interpretation from the viewer. From a dreamy gaze above, to sadness, hope, despair, optimism and a longing for connection, the emotions conveyed are endless and infinitely evolving." - Frank Maddocks Creative Director, Deftones