System of a Down, a band that hasn’t released a lick of new music in fucking years, will be going out on tour in April.
But they’re only playing shows overseas.
Fuck you, America.
The tour will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, an attempted extermination of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire.
System’s members are Armenian, in case you never knew.
The tour will end with a show in Armenia, actually.
“As a band, it’s been one of our dreams to play in Armenia,” says lead vocalist Serj Tankian. “To be able to play in the homeland of our forefathers while respecting the memory of those that perished in the first genocide of the 20th century will be an honor.”
The “Wake Up The Souls” tour will hit the following cities on the following dates:
4/10: London, UK @ Wembley Arena
4/13: Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
4/14: Lyon, France @ La Halle Tony Garnier
4/16: Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
4/17: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
4/20: Moscow, Russia @ Olympisky
4/23: Yerevan, Armenia @ Republic Square
In addition, System is playing two other gigs within the next 12 months.
On December 13, they’ll be in Inglewood, California, playing a KROQ event at The Forum, and on September 24, 2015, the band will be in Rio de Janeiro for the annual Rock In Rio festival, headlining a night.
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