Well hot-diggity, they weren’t lying. After using that horrible word that generally implies immediate death sentence – ‘hiatus’ – back in 2006, fast-talking Armenican dudes System of a Down are indeed reuniting. They had the following message for fans, posted on their website:
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.
The list of dates and on-sale information for these shows is below.
We look forward to seeing all of you!
System Of A Down
And shit, they ain’t lying; tour dates are below! Hit dat jump.
6/2/11 – Italy, Milan, Milan Fiera Arena
6/4/11 – Germany, Nurnberg, Rock im Park
6/5/11 – Germany, Nurburgring, Rock am Ring
6/6/11 – France, Paris, Omnisports de Bercy
6/9/11 – Switzerland, Interlaken, Greenfield Festival
6/11/11 – UK, Castle Donington, Download Festival
6/13/11 – Austria, Nickelsdorf, Novarock
6/15/11 – Germany, Berlin, Wuhlheide
6/17/11 – Sweden, Gothenburg, Metaltown Festival
6/19/11 – Finland, Turku, Provinssirock
One of these dates is a headlining slot for Download Festival – so I guess this falls under the banner of festival announcements. Summer seems so fucking far away…
Tickets are on sale for these dates between now and early December. I dunno; do yer’ own fuckin’ research.