System of a Down to embark on European tour

2014-11-24 by DatsNotDaMetulz | 32 Comments
System of a Down have announced a European "Wake Up the Souls" Tour in 2015, including their first ever performance in Armenia (a free show in Republic Square), to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, committed in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire.

The group, who all have Armenian parents (Shavo Odadjian himself was born in the capital Yerevan), have retained strong ties to the country of their ancestors and have long campaigned to raise awareness of the massacre, which is still overlooked in Turkey to this day.

More information on the tour can be found here: http://www.nme.com/news/system-of-a-down/81317

History of the Armenian Genocide from the Armenian National Institute: http://www.armenian-genocide.org/genocide.html

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IAMLEGION
November 25th 2014
263 Comments


my girlfriend is Armenian and had a bunch of ancestors killed during the genocide. She really wants to go to this. I'd love
to take her but we're stuck in the midwest of shitty america

krazytom
November 25th 2014
131 Comments


boooo no Germany dates

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Sciroccu
November 25th 2014
908 Comments


Great news, fantastic band.

MrMatt767
November 25th 2014
558 Comments


yeah, real respect for the Armenian performance - it seems genuinely sincere. Although apart from that, does anyone still really care about SOAD/are they even any good anymore?

PoodleRapist
November 25th 2014
268 Comments


i dunno, i saw them in 2009 and based on that it seems like they still got it. great show.

henryChinaski
November 25th 2014
4142 Comments


Typo!

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theacademy
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2014
31487 Comments


you don't commemorate the anniversary you fucking idiot

betray
November 25th 2014
9387 Comments


wha commemorate is a fine word to use

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2014
31487 Comments


you commemorate the dead, not the tragedy or the anniversary of the tragedy

Funeralopolis
November 25th 2014
14223 Comments


band needs to release a new album

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betray
November 25th 2014
9387 Comments


doesn't have to apply to just the dead just a performance or ceremony to recall and show respect to someone or something

band needs to release an new album [2]

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2014
31487 Comments


doesn't have to apply to just the dead just a performance or ceremony to recall and show respect to someone or something


is this english?

Puckoff
November 25th 2014
115 Comments


@IAMLEGION

Then move somewhere else ya prick

betray
November 25th 2014
9387 Comments


"doesn't have to apply to just the dead just a performance or ceremony to recall and show respect to someone or something


is this english?
"

agreed i left out a comma so it's a different language sry dude

IAMLEGION
November 25th 2014
263 Comments


lol puckoff. "U can like it or u can get out."

Also, why the hell are some of u dorks saying SOAD should quit? They never released a terrible album and I think a shit ton of people would love a new album. Myself included.



clander270
November 25th 2014
427 Comments


I'd just like to hear a new album personally

betray
November 25th 2014
9387 Comments


why the hell are some of u dorks saying SOAD should quit? They never released a terrible album and I think a shit ton of people would love a new album. Myself included [2]

yeah what the hell??

ArsMoriendi
November 25th 2014
25049 Comments


"They never released a terrible album"

I think Mezmerize and Hypnotize are kind of bad...

their first 3 are fun though, especially their s/t.

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Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
November 25th 2014
10471 Comments


They've been on hiatus for years now, it's not like they've been putting out sub par albums every two years for way too long. They don't need to quit at all.

THEY NEED A NEW FUCKING ALBUM.

MattTD
November 25th 2014
678 Comments


Hopefully this might kickstart them into making a new album. Really want to go to the London date but tfw no money

chug73
November 25th 2014
3794 Comments


So serj is going to stop his cheesy solo stuff to tour with SOAD? Sweet.

Supercoolguy64
November 25th 2014
8766 Comments


sweet band

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beachdude
November 25th 2014
846 Comments


Pretty cool thing for them to do

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
November 25th 2014
24657 Comments


is no one else bothered by the typo in the title

Supercoolguy64
November 25th 2014
8766 Comments


just noticed lol

Aids
November 26th 2014
24455 Comments


theacademy is right and I really, really hope they do a North American swing as well

Bengweeen
November 26th 2014
148 Comments


Not to be totally ignorant here, but what is the point in "raising awareness" for a massacre that happened to a small nation 100 years ago? What good will come from this?

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 26th 2014
56349 Comments


Because the perpetrators of the genocide still haven't acknowledged it happened

FyreNail
November 26th 2014
175 Comments


commemorate
kəˈmɛməreɪt/
verb

- recall and show respect for (someone or something).
"a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the war dead"
- mark or celebrate (an event or person) by doing or producing something.
"the victory was commemorated in songs"
synonyms: celebrate, pay tribute to, pay homage to, honour, salute, toast



Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
November 26th 2014
10471 Comments


"Not to be totally ignorant here, but what is the point in "raising awareness" for a massacre that happened to a small nation 100 years ago? What good will come from this?"

Sounds like a pretty big deal to me and I don't know much about it which is probably a bad sign.

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
November 26th 2014
10471 Comments


Why does the fact that it's a small nation matter either?

feargm
November 30th 2014
361 Comments


They have no reason to quit whatsoever even if they don't release a new album, none of their albums are terrible and I'm sure a lot of people want to see them live. I'll see them sometime next year. Hoping for a pretty tight show since Serj was terrible for his standards in 2011 and just about okay in 2013.



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