System Of A Down return to the UK with epic Download set

Band rifle through 26 songs at Donington Park performance

System Of A Down delivered an epic 26-song headline set this evening (June 11) at Download Festival to mark their return to the UK.

The band have reunited for 2011 and hadn’t played live in the UK since 2005 – the year in which they headlined Download for the first time and a year before they went on hiatus. Tonight they rifled through a huge chunk of their back catalogue and didn’t play any new songs.

Kicking off with ‘Prison Song’, from their 2001 LP ‘Toxicity’, the California metallers drew at least four songs from each of their albums apart from 2002’s ‘Steal This Album’, from they played just one track. Their hit ‘Chop Suey!’ made an appearance half-way through the show and they ended the show with ‘Sugar’, from their 1998 self-titled album.

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System Of A Down played:

‘Prison Song’
‘Soldier Side’
‘Deer Dance’
‘Chop Suey!’
‘Lonely Day’
‘Kill Rock N’ Roll’
‘Lost In Hollywood’
‘Holy Mountains’

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