Severe throat pain suffered by Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno scotched the band's hometown appearance Sunday night in Sacramento, Calif. Doctors ordered the singer -- who at one point was unable to

Severe throat pain suffered by Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno scotched the band's hometown appearance Sunday night in Sacramento, Calif. Doctors ordered the singer -- who at one point was unable to speak -- not to use his voice for 24 to 48 hours, and at deadline, were awaiting a series of test results.

The Sacramento show, which will be rescheduled for later this year, was to be the fourth on the band's just started U.S. summer tour with Godsmack. The Deftones, who are scheduled to play San Francisco's Shoreline Amphitheatre tonight (July 17), are hoping to continue on with the tour, according to a spokesperson. At deadline, the band was planning to play tonight's show, although the spokesperson says the final decision will be made later today with regards to Moreno's condition.

Moreno had to postpone two shows last fall for similar reasons. His illness also prevented him from appearing last night on the syndicated radio call-in show "Rockline." Drummer Abe Cunningham made the appearance instead, along with Godsmack frontman Sully Erna.

The Deftones have been on tour since June 2000, with little time off, and last week completed a European tour. The band is out in support of its Maverick album "White Pony," which debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 900,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

As previously reported, the band's individual members have used their infrequent time off to work on various side projects. Moreno's Team Sleep will release an as-yet-untitled album sometime next year. The set was recorded last spring in Seattle with veteran Deftones producer Terry Date, childhood friend Todd Wilkenson on guitar, and friend DJ Crook. Look for it early next year on an as-yet-undetermined label.

Here are the remaining scheduled dates on the Deftones/Godsmack tour:

July 17: Mountain View, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
July 18: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 20: San Diego (San Diego Sports Arena)
July 21: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
July 22: Albuquerque, N.M. (Journal Pavilion)
July 25: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks)
July 27: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
July 28: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 29: Houston (Compaq Center)
July 31: New Orleans (New Orleans Arena)
Aug. 1: Pelham, Ala. (Oak Mountain Amphitheatre)
Aug. 3: West Palm Beach, Fla. (Mars Music Amphitheatre)
Aug. 4: Greensburg, Pa. (Westmoreland Fairgrounds)
Aug. 7: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Aug. 9: Antioch, Tenn. (AmSouth Amphitheatre)
Aug. 10: Maryland Heights, Mo. (Riverport Amphitheatre)
Aug. 11: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Sandstone Amphitheatre)
Aug. 13: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Aug. 15: Noblesville, Ind. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
Aug. 16: Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Amphitheater)
Aug. 17: Cincinnati (Riverbend Music Center)
Aug. 18: East Troy, Wisc. (Alpine Valley)
Aug. 20: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 21: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 23: Hartford, Conn. (ctnow.com Meadows Music)
Aug. 24-25: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 28: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center at the Waterfront)
Aug. 29: Holmdel, N.J. (P.N.C. Bank Arts Center)
Aug. 31: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Performing Arts Center)
Sept. 1: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Sept. 2: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Sept. 3: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Sept. 6: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 7: Raleigh, N.C. (Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek)
Sept. 8: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre)