System of a Down may not be releasing new music this year but they are hitting the road for a brief headline tour this fall. The tour includes a stop at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 19. You can grab tickets here on AXS. Premium seating is also available.
The band kicks off shows Oct. 13 in San Bernardino, California and makes stops in Sacramento, Phoenix, and San Diego before it wraps up in Vegas. Tickets are on sale now. Find all the dates below.
This marks the band’s first tour since 2015’s Wake Up the Souls tour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. They recently did a tour of Europe in 2017.
System of a Down hasn't released new music since their 2005 albums Hypnotize and Mesmerize. Frontman Serj Tankian explained the reason behind the lack of new music in an open letter he posted on Facebook. He said in part “It is true that I and only I was responsible for the hiatus SOAD took in 2006. Everyone else wanted to continue at the same pace to tour and make records. I’ve always felt continuing to do the same thing with the same people over time is artistically redundant even for a dynamic outfit like ours. By that time I felt that I needed a little time to do my own work.” Read his full statement here.
But this doesn’t mean there will be no new music in the future. In a recent interview with Forbes, Tankian spoke about the possibility of new music coming “if the thing feels right.”
System of a Down 2018 dates:
Oct. 13 – San Bernardino, CA - Glen Helen Amphitheater
Oct. 14 – Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
Oct. 16 – Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
Oct. 17 – San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center (Tickets)
Oct. 19 – Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena (Tickets)