System of a Down
System of a Down Wake Up The Souls world tour
Updated: 26 October 2014
System of a Down return to the UK in April 2015 as part of their Wake Up The Souls world tour, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The alt-rock group will perform a very special one-off concert at London’s SSE Wembley Arena on Friday 10 April 2015. The show will be the band’s first UK indoor gig since 2005.
Their one-off UK date is part of their group’s Wake Up The Souls world tour that sees System of a Down remember the victims and lessons learnt from the Armenian Genocide and will end with a performance in Yerevan’s Republic Square.
About System Of A Down
System of a Down, sometimes known as SOAD or just System, arrived on the scene in 1998. The band have gone on to become one of the most grounding breaking groups of the alt-rock genre.
Daron Malakian (guitar, vocals), Serj Tankian (lead vocals, keyboards), Shavo Odadjian (bass, backing vocals) and John Dolmayan (drums) have released five studio albums, which have achieved huge success.
Notably, their dual album Mezmerize and Hypnotize that were released in 2005, both went to No.1 in the US. The albums meant the band enjoyed two top-charting records in just one year – a rare feat. The achievement represents System’s extensive musical ability which combines fast-paced music with outspoken lyrics.
In total the Armenian-American four-piece have achieved three No.1 album debuts on Billboard’s Top 200 and have seen their singles Aerials and Hypnotize lead the US charts.
Their first release was the self-titled 1998 album, which has been certified platinum. Three years later, Toxicity was released that included one of their biggest singles Chop Suey!. A year later Steal This Album! followed before the release of Mezmerize and Hypnotize in 2005.
The group were further recognised when they landed a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for Mezmerize, as well as receiving four Grammy nominations in total.
Along with their huge following in their native US, the group have amassed a worldwide following that has seen sales of over 40 million records. The group have a dedicated fan base in the UK. This has been encouraged by their outstanding headline performances at the likes of Download Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival.