SOAD Announce U.S. Dates
2011-03-01 by Jeremy Bentham | 76 Comments

The newly reunited System of a Down have announced that they will be playing a select few U.S. dates before their upcoming festival dates in Europe this summer. The band have made the announcement via their official website:

Hello Friends,

We're excited to announce a handful of North American headline shows before our trip to Europe this summer. Gogol Bordello will be joining us as special guests.

The first group of dates is listed below, along with on-sale dates and ticketing information. Stay tuned to the newly launched SystemofaDown.com for more touring news, to follow very soon!

5/10/11: Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place (on-sale Sat 3/5, 10am MST)

5/12/11: Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena (on-sale Sat 3/5, 10am PST)

5/13/11: Seattle, WA – Key Arena (on-sale Fri 3/4, 10am PST)

5/15/11: Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (on-sale Fri 3/4, 10am PST)

5/18/11: Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (on-sale Sat 3/5, 10am MST)

5/19/11: Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion (on-sale Fri 3/4, 10am MST)

5/22/11: Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl (on-sale Sat 3/5, 1pm PST)

We look forward to seeing all of you soon on the road.

Peace,

System of a Down

www.systemofadown.com

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Band Page: System of a Down

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Samshine
March 1st 2011

1035 Comments


Vancouver, hhheellll yeesss!!!

PropaneNightmares
March 1st 2011

115 Comments


Dammit nowhere close.

Acre
March 1st 2011

847 Comments


I hate it when bands come to Edmonton and not Calgary.

JWT155
March 1st 2011

9210 Comments


How exactly did I miss the news that they we're back together?

eyedea420
March 1st 2011

160 Comments


dammit u beat me to it!

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 1st 2011

30893 Comments


Solo projects not working out to well

/hiatus

Digging: FaltyDL - In The Wild

BassDemon333
March 1st 2011

3352 Comments


Hopefully they have realized that System is easily better than anything they have done with their side projects.

chesse13
March 1st 2011

2326 Comments


who cares its only soad. .

acorncheese
March 1st 2011

7119 Comments


Had the chance to see them in 2006. INSTEAD JUST WATCHED THE MARS VOLTA THEN WENT HOME.

StayOutOfRiverdale
March 1st 2011

22 Comments


Although I have out grown them, I will see them.

Ovrot
March 1st 2011

10468 Comments


Damnit.
Every state possible around mine.

Digging: Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene

Kris.
March 1st 2011

12152 Comments


gogol bordello and soad?
huh
weird

BassDemon333
March 1st 2011

3352 Comments


At this point, I'm hopeful for a new album sometime after the Europe dates.

Ovrot
March 1st 2011

10468 Comments


I really want a new album.

Boyaawitcheese
March 1st 2011

227 Comments


I love when bands hit Edmonton and not Calgary. Most definitely going to that.

krazytom
March 1st 2011

123 Comments


Oh awesome, all totally close to Boston

Digging: Dark Tranquillity - Fiction

Realm
March 1st 2011

2074 Comments


gonna rule

Alien Six
March 1st 2011

80 Comments


Damn! No north east dates? :-(

ZBJE
March 1st 2011

128 Comments


No East Coast at all! . I really hope they at least come to NYC in the next year.

BassDemon333
March 1st 2011

3352 Comments


If they did a new album, in order for it to be good they would have to knock Daron back down to backing vocals and keep things the way they were on the self-titled and Toxicity years cause he shit all over Mezmerize/Hypnotize in sharing the vocals with Serj.

WashboardSuds
March 1st 2011

4984 Comments


cause he shit all over Mezmerize/Hypnotize in sharing the vocals with Serj.

i loathed his vocals on those records.
but your right, hopefully he'll be more of backing vocals.
i liked their less-vulgar first 2 records, hopefully songs like Violent Pornography are gone

zombiMessiah
March 1st 2011

59 Comments


mezmerize was alright. hynotize was painful. id love another toxicity but that probably wont happen.

Nomos
March 1st 2011

808 Comments


Edmonton first on the list. WINNER!
Might go.

ShadowRemains
March 1st 2011

20256 Comments


Vancouver fuck yes

Defeater
March 1st 2011

5782 Comments


i liked their less-vulgar first 2 records, hopefully songs like Violent Pornography are gone


uh, the whole point of Violent Pornography was to showcase how fucked up people are. you're ass backwards on the logic here.

Ovrot
March 1st 2011

10468 Comments


Am I the only one who doesn't mind daron's vocals?

chesse13
March 1st 2011

2326 Comments


i like darons voice, and hypnotize is one of my favorite songs ever.




Jruined
March 1st 2011

1289 Comments


I probably wouldn't mind Daron's vocals if he didn't act like a douchebag everytime I've seen SOAD. His douchiness colors my tolerance of his ear piercing voice.

newjunkaesthetic93
March 1st 2011

1871 Comments


I'm surprised they're coming to denver

BassDemon333
March 1st 2011

3352 Comments


He sounds so damn whiney when he sings, but his screams when he backed up Serj on the earlier records were awesome.

WashboardSuds
March 1st 2011

4984 Comments


uh, the whole point of Violent Pornography was to showcase how fucked up people are. you're ass backwards on the logic here.

i know but i just didn't like that vulgar vibe i got from that album, between that and Cigaro. maybe i worded it wrong, but I'm trying to say I liked Toxicity's vibe better

Defeater
March 1st 2011

5782 Comments


the line "my cock is much bigger than your's" is just a reference to ego

nothing else to it

BassDemon333
March 1st 2011

3352 Comments


NOTHING beats the vibe of the self-titled. It was just chaotic.

WashboardSuds
March 1st 2011

4984 Comments


self-titled and Toxicity felt more unique to me

farglesnuff
March 1st 2011

241 Comments


if tix arnt too expensive ill be goin to the vancouver show fo sho! gorgol bordello as openers is perfect too!

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 1st 2011

23798 Comments


yes! now, the question is whether I can afford to go to the Vancouver show or not.....

grimreaper2770
March 1st 2011

12 Comments


Hell yes Mountain view

Masochist
March 1st 2011

7966 Comments


'Mezmerize' was amazing because Daron stepped up for a lot of the songs, but only as a clean, high-pitched equal to Serj. On 'Hypnotize', he tried to step beyond Serj and ruined the album.

It's odd, really, considering the two albums were made at the same time, but 'Mezmerize' had songs like 'Cigaro' and 'Sad Statue', where they get about the same song time, where as 'Hypnotize' had songs like 'Lonely Day' and 'She's Like Heroine', which Daron sucks it up.

AnotherBrick
March 1st 2011

9770 Comments


Mezmerize is easily my favorite.

Sucks the closest show is 12 hours away.

DinoX
March 1st 2011

3582 Comments


Omg Omg I didn't know they were back together SOAD used to be one of my favourite bands.

WashboardSuds
March 1st 2011

4984 Comments


Question is my favorite song off Mesmerize

DinoX
March 1st 2011

3582 Comments


I could never get into Mezmerize. Steal This Album! was always my favourite

BassDemon333
March 1st 2011

3352 Comments


Holy Mountains was the best thing that came out of Mezmerize/Hypnotize, everything else was mediocre.

WashboardSuds
March 1st 2011

4984 Comments


hypnotize was still good though, just pales in comparison to everything else they've done.

ts hard to pick favorites.
but if I had to, i'd say Toxicity just because it has a sentimental advantage for me.



Ovrot
March 1st 2011

10468 Comments


Toxicity is tied with s/t for best.

Masochist
March 1st 2011

7966 Comments


'Toxicity' ties with 'Mezmorize' for me.

WashboardSuds
March 1st 2011

4984 Comments


Toxicity is tied with s/t for best.

they both have some filler but they are each soad's best.
my personal favorites among those albums are Suite Pee, Sugar, MIND, Forest, Toxicity, Chop Suey, Prison Song and Aerials

Samshine
March 1st 2011

1035 Comments


@Aids

I heard tickets for the Vancouver show are $80.00..
not too shabby.

Ovrot
March 1st 2011

10468 Comments


Suite Pee is my favorite song. There is also P.L.U.C.K., Sugar, Jet Pilot, Science, Forest, Aerials, Atwa, there is no filler on Toxicity.

WashboardSuds
March 1st 2011

4984 Comments


there is no filler on Toxicity.

i don't like jet pilot or X too much, otherwise I agree.
Atwa and Science are fantastic

Masochist
March 1st 2011

7966 Comments


"Forest" is their most underrated song not on 'Steal This Album!', IMO.

WashboardSuds
March 1st 2011

4984 Comments


^same.
Mesmerize's Question! is also pretty underrated i think

BassDemon333
March 1st 2011

3352 Comments


Guys, you're forgetting MR. JACK.

TAB
March 1st 2011

447 Comments


spoiler : soad is fuckin terrible live.

Masochist
March 1st 2011

7966 Comments


TAB - You must've went to a bad show, because I saw them with The Mars Volta back in '05 (the summer I graduated high school), and that STILL remains tied for my all time favorite show (tied with Muse, no less).

TAB
March 1st 2011

447 Comments


tbh i havent seen them live, the 'they fucking suck live' opinion comes from my brother and about 4 of his friends whom attended probably the tour before the mars volta. they all exclamined that "soad is even more boring than fuckin 311".

Awesomesauce
March 1st 2011

1083 Comments


Band broke up at the right time and should stay broken up. Their time has passed.

TheGreatFedora
March 1st 2011

116 Comments


No Toronto date, blargh. Agree with Awesomesauce, but considering I never got to see them live, I'm perfectly happy with them re-uniting just for some tours.

WARisalliknow91
March 2nd 2011

493 Comments


Anyone else bothered by the fact it says "U.S. Tour Dates" when it means North America?

Scoot
March 2nd 2011

17684 Comments


hell to the mufuckin yes vancouver

Digging: Unjust - Glow

telebyrd
March 2nd 2011

869 Comments


Denver! Oh Shit. That's Where I Live.

I HOPE THEY PLAYZ TEH TAPEWORM SONGS

FilthyBorgir
March 2nd 2011

1334 Comments


Hope they go back to studio and at least make an EP or single.

WashboardSuds
March 2nd 2011

4984 Comments


a new album would be nice, i never cared for Serj's new record and especially Daron's little project

PropaneNightmares
March 2nd 2011

115 Comments


y u no kentucky/tennessee show

rjmunthe
March 2nd 2011

395 Comments


Who cares

Serj is a horrible live singer

Boogeyman5870
March 2nd 2011

9 Comments


I hear Gogol Bordello is supporting as well.

Puzzles
March 3rd 2011

3065 Comments


"Had the chance to see them in 2006. INSTEAD JUST WATCHED THE MARS VOLTA THEN WENT HOME. "

fucking die cunt

EpsilonJSTC
March 3rd 2011

247 Comments


Gogol and SOAD? Yussssssssssssssss.

SpeachImpediment
March 3rd 2011

94 Comments


no Florida date

feels bad man

Lordata
March 4th 2011

17 Comments


When I heard Gogol was opening for these guys I just about died. My favorite live band opening for a band I used to like a lot? HOLY SHIT!!!!
I'll be at the Mountain view Concert, section 202 (damn the fan presale!!!)

Alrightmax
March 4th 2011

112 Comments


Isn't it early for an April fools joke?

liz133
March 4th 2011

1 Comments


So excited SOAD is back on tour! AND, Serj just released a new single with Shirley Manson (from Garbage), it's called "The Hunger", it's from Serj's new rock musical Prometheus Bound, and to make it even cooler, all of the proceeds from the track go to support Amnesty International! It's a really great show, a great song, and such a great cause. You can find it at itunes.com/thehunger

bungy
March 4th 2011

8843 Comments


Gogol!!! Got some friends to go but 80 fucking dollars, come on

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2011

6069 Comments


I hate it when bands actually come to Seattle but charge 90 dollars for tickets.

Digging: Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog

bungy
March 4th 2011

8843 Comments


ugh that's like a whole days work.



or for me like half my unemployment check

Institutionalized
March 10th 2011

23 Comments


Not even close to where I live. Too bad.



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