System Of A Down announce European tour to mark 100th anniversary of Armenia genocide

The band will play London's Wembley Arena and a free show in Armenia

System Of A Down have announced details of their ‘Wake Up The Souls’ tour.

The tour will see the band play several dates in Europe during 2015, marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The band will play their first-ever performance in Armenia with a free show in Yerevan’s Republic Square.

“As a band, it’s been one of our dreams to play in Armenia,” says Armenian-American singer Serj Tankian. “To be able to play in the homeland of our forefathers while respecting the memory of those that perished in the first genocide of the 20th century will be an honour.”

The band will also play shows in London, Cologne, Lyon, Brussels, Amsterdam and Moscow during April 2015. The date at London’s Wembley Arena will take place on April 10 and is the only UK date on the tour. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (November 28).

The band’s guitarist Daron Malakian recently featured on the new Linkin Park album ‘The Hunting Party’, released in June. Malakian played on the album track ‘Rebellion’.

Watch the band discussing their upcoming tour in the YouTube video below.

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