by: Robert Pasbani
You may have been following our intrepid investigative report SYSTEM-WATCH 2010!!!! commandeered by Gruhamed for the last few weeks. Well, the rumors are true! At about two in the morning late Sunday/early Monday there was a tweet sent out on the band's official Twitter page with a link leading to this message:
We are excited to announce that System will be playing some dates together in 2011.
We also want to thank you for your loyalty and support, not only to System Of A Down, but to all of our solo efforts as well. We have no master plan of sorts – we are playing these shows simply because we want to play together again as a band and for you, our amazing fans. We look forward to seeing all of you!
The rumors were true! The rumors were true! Hooray for rumor mongering. So far only European festival dates have been announced:
Jun. 02 – Milan, Italy – Milan Fiera Arena
Jun. 04 – Nürnberg, Germany – Rock im Park
Jun. 05 – Nürburgring, Germany – Rock am Ring
Jun. 06 – Paris, France – Omnisports de Bercy
Jun. 09 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield
Jun. 11 – Castle Donington, UK – Download
Jun. 13 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Novarock
Jun. 15 – Berlin, Germany – Wuhlheide
Jun. 17 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Metaltown
Jun. 19 – Turku, Finland – Provinssirock
UPDATE: First round of North American shows announced!
More shows are expected to be announced soon. I can't see how the band can decide to do some touring and ignore the United States. Their European touring ends just in time for them to hop on any one of the Summer metal festivals, with Rockstar Mayhem Fest in the lead as the potential home for their US touring. Of course, they could also return to Ozzfest, which was of the last tour the band played before going on hiatus or just decide to do a headlining tour of their own if they want to. I for one am really excited, are you?