System of a Down Reunion Tour

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System of a Down Reunion Tour
Tour by System of a Down
System Of A Down en Chile 2011.jpg
System of a Down in Santiago, Chile on October 7, 2011.
Start date May 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)
End date -
Legs 9
No. of shows 68
33 in Europe
21 in North America
8 in Oceania
6 in South America
System of a Down concert chronology

The Reunion Tour is a concert tour by Armenian American rock band System of a Down, celebrating the band's reunion, after going on hiatus in 2006.[1]


Following several weeks of internet rumors, the reunion of the band was officially announced on November 29, 2010, when several European festival dates in June 2011 were announced.[2] Later, the band confirmed a Russian show, in Moscow, on June 21, 2011.[3] More European dates were later announced, with several North American headlining dates for May 2011 being announced on March 1, 2011.[4] On March 21, 2011, the band announced a concert in Irvine, California, on May 25, 2011.[5]

On February 9, 2011, Shavo Odadjian posted on his Twitter profile: "Just finished up our first rehearsal in 5 years. Amazing! !! I love my band."[6]

On April 7, 2011, SOAD commented on Official website: "We want to know which songs you most want to hear on the road this summer. As a reward for telling us your top 6 setlist requests, one winner from each tour city will win a pair of tickets to his/her local show. They will also win a setlist from the show they attended, signed by all of us."[7][8] On April 19, 2011, posted this: "For each date of the upcoming SOAD North American and EU Headline Tour, we are auctioning a pair of tickets, plus a personal lunch with John Dolmayan. All proceeds will benefit Music For Relief’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts in Japan. Click HERE to bid now. In addition, John will be auctioning off his personal drum kit at the end of the tour. The kit will be autographed by John and a collection of other noted drummers... More details coming soon."[9]

On May 6, 2011, the band confirmed a show in Brazil, Rock in Rio Festival, on October 2, 2011,[10] and in July, the band announced four headline shows in Latin America, with one more show in Brazil, and one in Mexico, Argentina and Chile.[11][12]

On May 14, 2011, The Pulse of Radio, made an interview with the band's drummer John Dolmayan. He was said about the band's five-year hiatus, "I personally don't like breaks - I like to continue playing. But it was nice to go off and be John Dolmayan, as opposed to John from System, for a while. I think everybody had similar feelings."[13]

Asked in October 2011 whether System of a Down will record a new album, drummer John Dolmayan replied, "We're gonna take it day by day. We still have a few more shows to do in South America — we're playing in Buenos Aires and we're playing Santiago, so we're looking forward to that. And then we're gonna go home. We don't generally work during Christmas and New Year's — that's a time for our family and stuff — so we'll be home for the next three or four months. And then Serj takes off and goes to New Zealand for a couple of months — he lives part time in New Zealand. And then I think he's got another solo album coming out next summer. So you might see System touring next summer, you might not. But for the people who are waiting for an album — I know there's a lot of people waiting for an album; I'm waiting for an album just like they are. It's gonna happen when it's right and when we can make something that tops what we've done in the past. Because we don't really wanna rest on our laurels — where what you've done in the past is what you depend on. Well, I don't wanna do that, and I know the rest of the guys don't wanna do that. Instead of resting on our laurels, we wanna throw them away and create something new and specific for this generation that they can say that's their System of a Down."[14]

System of a Down was going to be one of the headliners for 2012's Soundwave festival.[15] This was the first visit in Australia in seven years. Besides the Soundwave festival dates, the band was play three headlining shows in Oceania.[16][17] The band was headlining the 2012's Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal and Heavy T.O. Festival in Toronto.[18]

On April 23, 2012, System Of A Down announced a slate of North American tour dates with special guest, Deftones.[19]

The band played on the 2013's Kubana Festival in Russia, the Getaway Rock Festival in Sweden, the Jurassic Rock Festival in Finland, the Aerodrome Festival in Prague, the Frequency Festival in Austria, the Rock 'N' Heim and Rock Im Pott Festivals in Germany, the Rock en Seine in Paris, the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK and also play in Poland, the Netherlands and Italy in August.[20]

On November 10, 2014, System Of A Down announced that they will be headlining Night One of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on December 13, 2014 at the Los Angeles Forum.[21]

On November 17, 2014, they announced two more headlining shows: the Olympisky Stadium in Moscow, Russia on April 20, 2015[22] and the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 24 September 2015.[23]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
May 10, 2011 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place
May 12, 2011 Vancouver Rogers Arena
May 13, 2011 Seattle United States KeyArena
May 15, 2011 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
May 18, 2011 Greenwood Village Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
May 19, 2011 Albuquerque The Pavilion
May 21, 2011 Chula Vista Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
May 22, 2011 Paradise Pearl Concert Theater
May 24, 2011 Inglewood The Forum
May 25, 2011 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 2, 2011 Milan Italy Fiera Open Air Arena
June 4, 2011 Nuremberg Germany Rock im Park
June 5, 2011 Nürburg Rock am Ring
June 6, 2011 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
June 8, 2011
June 9, 2011 Interlaken Switzerland Greenfield Festival
June 11, 2011 Leicestershire England Download Festival
June 13, 2011 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival
June 15, 2011 Berlin Germany Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
June 17, 2011 Gothenburg Sweden Metaltown Festival
June 19, 2011 Seinäjoki Finland Provinssirock
June 21, 2011 Moscow Russia Olympic Stadium
Latin America
September 28, 2011 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
October 1, 2011 São Paulo Brazil Chacara Do Joquei
October 2, 2011 Rio de Janeiro Rock in Rio
October 5, 2011 Buenos Aires Argentina Estadio G.E.B.A.
October 7, 2011 Santiago Chile Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
Oceania ("Soundwave Festival")
February 22, 2012[1] Auckland New Zealand Trusts Stadium
February 25, 2012 Brisbane Australia RNA Showgrounds
February 26, 2012 Sydney Sydney Olympic Park
February 28, 2012[1] Sydney Entertainment Centre
February 29, 2012[1] Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
March 2, 2012 Melbourne Showgrounds
March 3, 2012 Adelaide Bonython Park
March 5, 2012 Perth Claremont Showgrounds
North America, Leg #2
August 2, 2012 Camden United States Susquehanna Bank Center
August 4, 2012 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center
August 5, 2012 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
August 7, 2012 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
August 9, 2012 Mansfield Comcast Center
August 11, 2012 Montreal Canada Heavy MTL Festival
August 12, 2012 Toronto Heavy T.O. Festival
August 14, 2012 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 15, 2012 Rosemont Allstate Arena
July 29, 2013 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
Europe, Leg#2
August 7, 2013 Anapa Russia Kubana Festival
August 9, 2013 Gävle Sweden Getaway Rock Festival
August 11, 2013 Mikkeli Finland Jurassic Rock Festival
August 13, 2013 Łódź Poland Atlas Arena
August 14, 2013 Prague Czech Republic Aerodrome Festival
August 16, 2013 Sankt Pölten Austria Frequency Festival
August 17, 2013 Hockenheim Germany Rock 'N' Heim
August 18, 2013 Gelsenkirchen Rock Im Pott
August 20, 2013 Berlin Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide
August 21, 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
August 23, 2013 Reading England Reading Festival
August 24, 2013 Leeds Leeds Festival
August 25, 2013 Paris France Rock en Seine
August 27, 2013 Milan Italy Fiera Open Air Arena
North America, Leg#3
December 13, 2014 Universal City United States KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
Europe, Leg#3 (Wake Up The Souls Tour)
April 10, 2015 London England SSE Arena, Wembley
April 13, 2015 Cologne Germany Lanxess Arena
April 14, 2015 Lyon France Halle Tony Garnier
April 16, 2015 Brussels Belgium Forest National
April 17, 2015 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
April 20, 2015 Moscow Russia Olympic Stadium
April 23, 2015 Yerevan Armenia Republic Square
North America, Leg#2
June 17, 2015 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 18, 2015 Montebello Canada Amnesia Rock Fest
  • 1^ Headline dates, non Soundwave Festival appearance.



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