System of a Down Unveil First U.S. Shows Since 2015
System of a Down has announced five tour dates, which will mark the band’s first U.S. shows since 2015. The five shows all take place in the southwest in October and include a headline performance at the Aftershock Festival in San Bernardino, Calif., alongside Deftones, Alice in Chains, Godsmack and more. Fans can get ticket information here.
The dates are the first U.S. shows for the band since 2015’s Wake Up The Souls Tour, which wrapped at the Forum in their hometown of Los Angeles. While it’s been three years since they performed in the States, SOAD did head out on a successful sold-out tour of Europe last year.
System teased the dates with a series of social media posts showing photos (see below) of early 1960’s beachgoers. In each subsequent post the image gets more violent showing a couple playing volleyball with a mine and the addition of bombs on the beach, planes flying overhead and a nuclear mushroom cloud in the distance.
The band’s popularity has not waned, even though they have not released any new music in over 13 years. In 2005, the band released their last two efforts Mezmerize and Hypnotize. Each debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart.
A few months ago, frontman Serj Tankian said the band has new material but cannot agree on how to move forward. “We have [attempted to make an album]. We’ve discussed it and we’ve played each other songs, but we still haven’t come eye to eye on how things should be done for us to be able to move forward with it.”
System Of A Down 2018 Tour Dates:
Oct. 13 – San Bernardino, Calif @ Glen Helen Amphitheater
Oct. 14 – Sacramento, Calif @ Aftershock Festival
Oct. 16 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Oct. 17 – San Diego, Calif. @ Valley View Casino Center
Oct. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
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