SYSTEM OF A DOWN has added a second headlining show at Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, France on June 8. Tickets go on sale on January 21 at 10:00 a.m. CET from www.avosbillets.com.
Confirmed SYSTEM OF A DOWN tour dates:
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. 08 - 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 - Seinäjoki, Finland - Provinssirock
SYSTEM OF A DOWN made its reunion plans official on November 29. A brief statement from the band read, "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!"
Rumors that the California-based band was ending its hiatus, which began in late 2006, began circulating last month when it was reported that the band would play in Paris next summer.
The band has not yet announced any plans to record new material. Its last new music came out in 2005 on the "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" records.
Although rumors have circulated for years about animosity within the band, drummer John Dolmayan told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the members of SYSTEM have remained friends. "I think a part of it is people like drama, you know," he said. "They look for it, and they want drama involved, they want SYSTEM to have problems. There's a lot of haters out there, let's face it, and as much as the fans really want the band to get together just so that they can see and enjoy the music again, there's also just as many people that would like to see us not getting along and, you know, no hope of reuniting."