System of A Down promised a hell of a lot of touring in 2020, and they are delivering on that promise. In addition to the few festival appearances they already announced, they have just released a routing of dates that will keep them busy all throughout June of next year.
Most of these are European festival dates but some are headlining arena shows. Here's the routing:
06/03 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
06/05-07 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/06-07 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/08 Berlin, GER – Waldbuhne
06/10-13 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock Festival
06/14 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/16 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
06/17 Budapest, HUN – Laszlo Papp Sports Arena
06/19 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
06/23 Stockholm, SWE – Ericsson Globe
06/25-27 Seinäjoki, FIN – Provinssirock Festival
06/30 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
07/01-04 Viveiro, SPA – Resurrection Fest
07/02-03 Lisbon, POR – VOA Heavy Rock Festival
Some of these dates are already on sale. Get tickets here.
2020 will mark 15 years since the release of System Of A Down's final outputs, both Hypnotize and Mesmerize. It's well known at this point that guitarist Daron Malakian's Scars On Broadway ended up using some material that was meant for the System Of A Down record that's basically never going to happen, and bassist Shavo Odadjian would still really love to do a new one. Unfortunately, Serj Tankian recently revealed that the status of the band recording new music has not changed.