The nu-metallers precede their European tour with a jaunt round home territory...

System Of A Down have confirmed details of a North American tour to precede their European dates.

As previously reported, the group plan to play a number of shows across the European mainland in March, including UK shows.

The tour calls at: Las Vegas Joint (February 14)

Mesa Amphiteater (15)

Austin Music Hall (17)

Dallas Bronco Bowl (18)

Kansas Uptown Theater (19)

Chicago Aragon Ballroom (21)

Grand Rapids Deltaplex (22)

Detroit State Theater (23)

Indianapolis Egyptian Room (25)

Columbus Promowest Pavilion (26)

Toronto Koolhouse (27)

Montreal Verdun Arena (March 1)

The band arrive in the UK on March 19, for two dates at the Birmingham Academy, and then perform shows in Manchester (22-23), London (25-27), Glasgow (30-31) and Nottingham (April 1).

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