System of a Down
What will undoubtedly be a "must see" tour this summer, SYSTEM OF A DOWN is confirmed to headline its first major U.S. tour in three years, it is announced today. While specific dates are being confirmed and will be announced shortly, the band will kick off a two-month trek in early August that will see them playing arenas in major and secondary markets throughout North America. It is also announced that THE MARS VOLTA will join System of a Down as Special Guests on all of the tour dates; a third act, yet to be announced, will open the shows.

"We're very excited about getting out on the road this summer," said System's vocalist Serj Tankian. "It's been a long time since we've done a major American tour, and with The Mars Volta on the bill, I think we're giving our fans a terrific show."

System of a Down is currently on a 10-date "guerrilla club tour" playing small venues and debuting a couple of brand new songs from their forthcoming release, Mezmerize, Disc One of the 2-disc set Mezmerize/Hypnotize, due out May 17. Disc Two, Hypnotize, is expected to be released late this fall. "B.Y.O.B.," the first single from the new album, is already a Top 10 track at Rock/Alternative radio, and the band will perform the song when they appear as musical guests on "Saturday Night Live" May 7.

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H3mp75 starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/28/2005 04:19PM
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duntaday starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/29/2005 07:05AM
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Excellent news

BMluckystk7 starstarstarstarstar Sat 4/30/2005 09:01PM
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Very cool, when will we get dates?

skh starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/3/2005 07:52AM
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Flippin' Sweeeeeeeeet!!!!! this will be a MUST see.