VIENNA (KDN) – The long wait is over. It is official now — System of a Down return to Europe this summer to heat up Rock Festivals across the continent.
It has been long since the System of a Down made their way through European capitals. Now the descendants from survivors of the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks during the World War I., are returning to Europe.
Following their successful two-decade-long march through the world of Rock’N’Roll, the carriers of centuries old Armenian pride will perform 21 shows around Europe from June 1 to July 5, this year.
System’s 2017 Europe Tour which will kick off in the Swiss capital of Zurich on June 1 and go through Germany, Austria, France, the UK, Czech Republic and other European countries, and will end with in Moscow, Russia on July 5.
The band toured the world in 2015 to commemorate the Armenian genocide and including with a first-ever live show in Yerevan, Armenia.
The band said it hoped to raise awareness of the 1915 genocide in which Ottoman Empire executed an estimated 1.5 million Armenians, a minority population living in the borders of what now constitutes Turkey.
Beside their new Europe tour, the System is also working on a new album. In an interview, frontman Serj Tankian revealed System have been communicating with the possibility of writing new material. “We’re communicating and trying to see if we can bring our material together,” Serj said. “There’s definitely a lot of communication going on, a lot of back and forth. I can’t make a statement in terms of whether we’re going to have a record or not, because we haven’t gone into the studio and done it. But there’s definitely communication going on, songs being played to each other and all that stuff, so it’s good. We’ll see what happens. I think it would be great to create something brand new in a new direction. It would be very exciting, but everyone’s got to be on board, on the same page, and it’s got to be done in a way so that everyone is happy. If we can do that, we’ll do it.” according to Laudwire website.
The band will meet millions of fans throughout 2017 tour and will headline most prestigious Rock Festivals. Rock am Ring in Germany, Download Festival in the UK and France, Nova Rock in Austria are some of the classics.
At Nova Rock, which is scheduled for June 14-17 in Nickelsdorf, System of a Down will be joined by world’s leading rock bands like Green Day, Linkin Park, Prophets of Rage, Cypress Hill, Blink 182 and many more. Lead singer Serj Tankian, Guitarist Daron Malakian, Bass Guitarist Shavarsh Odadjian und drummer John Dolmayan have already played at Nova Rock in the past and are the headliners of June 16. The Rock’N’Rollers of California are coming to Europe with loud and brand new songs.
The festival is expected to attract around 200 thousand Rock lovers this year.
CHECK OUT SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s EUROPE TOUR 2017
HALLENSTADION ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
ROCK IM PARK NÜRNBERG, GERMANY
ROCK AM RING MENDIG, GERMANY
PINKPOP LANDGRAAF, NETHERLANDS
OPEN AIR ZENITH NANCY, FRANCE
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL UK DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL PARIS, FRANCE
O2 ARENA PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
WUHLHEIDE BERLIN, GERMANY
BARCLAYCARD ARENA HAMBURG, GERMANY
IMPACT FESTIVAL KRAKOW, POLAND
NIMES FESTIVAL NIMES, FRANCE
COPENHELL COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL MADRID, SPAIN
FIRENZE ROCKS FLORENCE, ITALY
BRAVALLA FESTIVAL NORRKÖPING, SWEDEN
MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL ARRAS, FRANCE
ROCK WERCHTER WERCHTER, BELGIUM
TUI ARENA HANNOVER, GERMANY
PARK LIVE FESTIVAL MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION