SYSTEM OF A DOWN Announce Leg Two Of North American Tour

July 5, 2005

With many of the dates on leg one already sold out, a Top 5 track at radio with "B.Y.O.B.", and a platinum album for "Mezmerize" under their collective belt, SYSTEM OF A DOWN have announced dates for the second leg of their summer North American headline tour. In addition, the band have confirmed a Boston-area date for leg one to be played at The Centrum in Worcester on August 27.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will wrap up leg one in Toronto on September 1, take a couple of weeks off, then kick off leg two headlining the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on September 17. Leg two will extend into mid-October. As with leg one, SYSTEM OF A DOWN has invited THE MARS VOLTA to be special guest on the second half of the tour; a third band, to be announced, will open the shows.

Tickets for the tour dates will be priced from $32.50 to $45.00, and many of the dates on leg two will go on sale this weekend (July 8 and 9). SYSTEM OF A DOWN's site,, will host ticket presales for all of the dates. Log onto the site for the special password and complete details.

The tour is in support of SYSTEM OF A DOWN's the brand-new album, "Mezmerize" (American Recordings/Columbia Records),which was released May 17 and debuted in the Number One slot on the Billboard/SoundScan charts. "Mezmerize" also experienced worldwide first-week success having soared to the top of album charts in more than a dozen countries — worldwide sales for "Mezmerize" in its first week topped 800,000 copies. "Mezmerize" is the first disc in a two-disc set, with disc two, "Hypnotize", set for a late fall release. "Mezmerize/Hypnotize" was produced by Rick Rubin and SYSTEM's main songwriter/guitarist Daron Malakian.

Confirmed dates for both leg one and leg two of SYSTEM OF A DOWN's headline tour are as follows:

Leg One:

Aug. 04-05 - Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
Aug. 06 - Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
Aug. 08 - America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Aug. 11 - American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Aug. 12 - SBC Arena, San Antonio, TX
Aug. 13 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
Aug. 15 - Civic Center, Pensacola, FL
Aug. 16 - TD Waterhouse Arena, Orlando, FL
Aug. 17 - Office Depot Center, Miami, FL
Aug. 19 - Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta, GA
Aug. 21 - Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
Aug. 22 - Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MD
Aug. 23 - Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
Aug. 26 - Wachovia Spectrum Center, Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 27 - The Centrum, Worcester, MA
Aug. 29 - Belle Centre, Montreal, QC
Aug. 30 - Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, QC
Sep. 01 - Air Canada Center, Toronto, ONT

Leg Two:

Sep. 17 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
Sep. 19 - Pengrowth Arena, Calgary, AB
Sep. 20 - Rexall Arena, Edmonton, AB
Sep. 22 - MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Sep. 23 - Xcel Center, Minneapolis, MN
Sep. 29 - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
Sep. 30 - Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL
Oct. 02 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
Oct. 05 - Key Arena, Seattle, WA
Oct. 06 - Rose Garden, Portland, OR

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