The proceeds of their New Jersey show will go to the American Red Cross Liberty Fund...

SYSTEM OF A DOWN are to donate all the proceeds of their co-headlining PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE show in EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY next Tuesday (October 31) to relief efforts for victims of the September 11 strikes.

The band will donate money from the Continental Airlines Arena show to the American Red Cross Liberty Fund.

In a brief statement delivered this morning, System Of A Down lead vocalist Serj Tankian said: “All of us in the band were very shaken by the events of September 11. We know that there are so many victims of this tragedy who need help, and we felt that since we were going to be performing in the New York area, it was a perfect opportunity for us to do something that would make a difference. The donation is from our hearts.”

The tour, with Slipknot in co-headlining spot and Rammstein and Mudvayne in support, continues tomorrow night (October 23) at Detroit’s Cobo Arena.