System Of A Down announce 2017 summer European tour

Does this mean they'll play Download festival too?

System Of A Down have announced details of European tour dates for summer 2017 – sparking rumours that they may play Download Festival.

The ‘Chop Suey’ rock heroes are said to be working on new material after sharing photos that appear to show them in the recording studio.

Now, they’ve confirmed that they’ll be hitting the road next year, revealing a string of festival and headline dates throughout mainland Europe. The tour includes a stop at Download’s sister event of the same name in France, leading others to speculate that they might also appear at Download at Donington in the UK next June.


System Of A Down will play:
Jun 07 – Open Air Zenith: Nancy, France
Jun 10 – Download Festival: Paris, France
Jun 12 – O2 Arena: Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 17 – Impact Festival: Łódź, Poland
Jun 20 – Nimes Festival: Nimes, France
Jun 23 – Download Festival: Madrid, Spain
Jul 02 – Main Square Festival: Arras, France

Despite touring in recent years, fans have been waiting over a decade for new material after the band released the last albums ‘Hypnotise’ and ‘Mesmerise’ back in 2005.

Last year, bassist Shavo Odadjian said: “We’ve already gone. We’ve written some songs. We’re keeping it to ourselves. We’re getting back to the bullshit of being together.”

The band have also spent much of their time and energy to draw attention to 100th anniversary Armenian Genocide.