System Of A Down to play one-off UK show next year
Oddball metallers System Of A Down have announced a one-off UK show for April of next year.
The band will headline London's Wembley Arena on April 10th next year as part of a short European tour, it is their first indoor UK headline show since 2005.
The tour has been scheduled by the band to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The metallers, who have always been outspoken in their political views and who are of Armenian heritage, have made it clear that the show's message is not directed at the people of Turkey, but rather at the atrocities that were carried out.
In a statement, the band said: “As we mark this solemn centennial, please join us and the good people of conscience in Turkey to take a stand for truth and justice, and ask their President and Parliament to accept the Republic of Turkey's moral and material responsibility for the Armenian Genocide."
They continued: "With your help, such a historic step taken by the people of Turkey in the spirit of human solidarity, heartfelt compassion and justice will not only heal the wounds of one genocide, but will more broadly represent a truly transformative step toward a new age - an era without genocide.”
The tour will end with the band’s first-ever performance in Republic Square in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.
System Of A Down's last studio album Hypnotize was released in 2005 and can be previewed on the right hand side of the page.
Tickets for the show will go onsale on Friday at 10am.