The rescheduled tour will be now dedicated to "the innocent victims and their families" of this week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington...

The start of the ‘THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TOUR’, co-headlined by SLIPKNOT and SYSTEM

OF A DOWN, has been postponed.

The tour, due to start this evening

(September 14) in Chicago, will now not commence until September

21 at the Denver Coliseum.

A statement issued by both bands

said that the rescheduled tour will be now dedicated to “the innocent victims

and their families” of Tuesday’s (September 11) terrorist activity in New

York and Washington.

The statement reads: “The

Pledge Of Allegiance Tour is dedicating the trek to the innocent

victims and their families. Named in honor of the fans who have fiercely

expressed their support and loyalty to uncompromising bands like Slipknot and System

Of A Down, the tour and it’s name have taken on an expanded meaning for the

bands in light of this week’s horrific events.”

The postponed shows will now

take place in October. The tour itinerary now runs: Denver

Coliseum (September 21) Colorado Springs World Arena (22) Portland Rose

Garden (25) Tacoma Dome (26) San Jose Compaq Center (28) Los Angeles

Forum (29) San Diego Cox Arena (30) Phoenix America West Arena (October

3) Oklahoma City Myriad (5) Dallas Reunion Arena (6) San Antonio

Alamo Dome (7) Chicago Allstate Arena (9) St. Paul Xcel Energy Center

(11) Madison Alliant Energy Center (12) St. Louis Savvis Center (13)

Cedar Rapids US Cellular Arena (14) Baltimore Arena (16) Philadelphia

First Union Spectrum (17) Hartford Civic Center (19) Buffalo HSBC Arena

(20) Peoria Civic Center (23) Cleveland CSU Convention Center (24)

Pittsburgh Mellon Arena (26) Detroit Cobo Arena (27) Grand Rapids Van

Andel Arena (28) Worcester Centrum (30) East Rutherford Continental

Airlines Arena (31)