System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian schedules October UK tour – ticket details

Metal singer will play three shows in support of his new album 'Harakari'

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has announced a string of UK shows for later this year.

Tankian, who recently released his new solo album ‘Harakari’, will play three shows in October as part of a European tour.

The run of UK shows begins at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on October 7, before Tankian moves on to Manchester Academy on October 8. He finishes at Birmingham’s O2 Academy on October 10.


‘Harakari’ is Tankian’s third solo effort and contains a total of 11 tracks, including recent single ‘Figure It Out’ and the previously released title track.

Tankian has recently said that he and his bandmates in System Of A Down currently have no plans to record a new album.

The California metallers toured the world last summer, playing a headline slot at Download Festival in June and numerous festivals across Europe, but played no new material on the tour and have remained tight-lipped on their plans for the future.

They recently announced that they will be touring North America alongside Deftones this summer, but according to Tankian, plans for the follow-up to 2005’s ‘Hypnotize’ are still not being discussed.

Speaking to Billboard, Tankian said when asked about the prospect of a new System Of A Down album: “When people are asking, ‘When can we get new music from you?’ I think it’s the biggest compliment in the world. We have not made a plan to do it as of yet.”

He continued: “I think it’s something that we’ll get together at the right time when we all have that head space and do it. But, you know, it hasn’t been that time yet, so I think everyone will know when it is. It’s as simple as that.”


Serj Tankian will play:

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (October 7)
Manchester Academy (8)
O2 Academy Birmingham (10)

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