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  • System Of A Down End Hiatus, Announce European Tour Dates

    By David Buchanan

    Consequence of Sound
    Nov 29 2010

    System of a Down was a sonically unique beast during its heyday,
    but after five studio albums, the Armenian-American Californians
    brought their brand of protest rock, sporadic musical arrangements,
    and lyrical surrealism to an unexpected halt on August 13th, 2006.

    Fans in West Palm Beach, FL witnessed what was rumored, for a time, to
    be System Of A Down's final performance. Members graciously announced
    only an indefinite hiatus (which we missed upon blinking), but side
    project after side project kept them busy otherwise, further fanning
    flames: guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan pursued
    Scars On Broadway, lead vocalist Serj Tankian followed up his poetry
    collection Cool Gardens with two solo albums, and bassist Shavo
    Odadjian collaborated with Wu-Tang member The RZA, among other things.

    I have persisted, since reviewing Scars On Broadway, that the so-called
    hiatus was merely temporary, as has the band itself; I believed it
    to merely be everyone's opportunity for new endeavors, each with a
    varying degree of notoriety. On that note, in a long overdue followup
    to this January tweet, November 29th, 2010 (according to Blabbermouth)
    marks the announcement of a European tour return from the four-year
    rest period. The reinvigorated rock act has snagged spots at the
    2011 editions of Rock am Ring and Rock im Park in Germany, Download
    Festival in England, and Nova Rock in Sweden, as well as headlining
    dates in Milan, Paris, and Berlin.

    The band says they have "no master plan of sorts," so we're not
    sure if the future also holds North American tour dates or a new
    studio album. While we wait to find out, you can find a listing of
    all confirmed European tour dates below. Complete ticket on-sale
    information can be found on the band's website.

    System of a Down 2011 Tour Dates: 06/02- Milan, IT @ Fiera Arena
    06/04 - Nurnberg, DE @ Rock im Park 06/05 - Nurburgring, DE @ Rock am
    Ring 06/06 - Paris, FR @ Omnisports de Bercy 06/09 - Interlaken, SZ @
    Greenfield Festival 06/11 - Donington, UK @ Download Festival 06/13 -
    Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock 06/15 - Berlin, DE @ Wuhlheide 06/17 -
    Gothenburg, SE @ Metaltown Festival 06/19 - Turku, FI @ Provinssirock

    From: A. Papazian