ALL SYSTEMS GO!

Arena shows, two new albums - it's all happening...

System Of A Down have announced plans to play three UK dates in the summer.

The band, who are strongly rumoured to be appearing at this year’s Download Festival, will perform a trio of shows in June.

System Of A Down will play:

London Brixton Academy (June 3/4)

Manchester Evening News Arena (14)

Glasgow SECC (15)

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The group have spent the last year putting the finishing touches to the follow up to 2001’s ‘Toxicity’ with the help of producer Rick Rubin.

The double album ‘Mesmerize/Hypnotize’ will be released six months apart, with the first record scheduled for an April release.

“There has been a great deal of upheaval, very troubling times for all of us over the past year or so,” said vocalist Serj Tankian. “That has brought forth a lot of emotional material. There’s a good amount of social commentary in the new songs, as well as songs where we deal with love, with reminiscing, relationships, politics, and amusing experiences.”