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System of a Down Announce Second Leg Tour Dates

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With many of the dates on Leg One already sold out, a Top 5 track at radio with "B.Y.O.B.," and a Platinum album for "Mezmerize" under their collective belt, System of a Down announces dates for the second leg of their Summer North American headline tour. In addition, the band confirms a Boston-area date for Leg One to be played at The Centrum in Worcester on August 27.

System of a Down will wrap up Leg One in Toronto on September 1, take a couple of weeks off, then kick off Leg Two headlining the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on September 17. Leg Two will extend into mid-October (see below for confirmed dates). As with Leg One, System of a Down has invited The Mars Volta to be Special Guest on the second half of the tour; a third band, to be announced, will open the shows.

Tickets for the tour dates will be priced from $32.50 to $45.00, and many of the dates on Leg Two will go on sale this weekend (July 8 and 9). System of a Down¹s site will host ticket presales for all of the dates. Log onto the site for the special password and complete details.

The tour is in support of System of a Down's the brand-new album, "Mezmerize" (American Recordings/Columbia Records), which was released May 17 and debuted in the Number One slot on the Billboard/SoundScan charts. "Mezmerize" also experienced worldwide first-week success having soared to the top of album charts in more than a dozen countries ­ worldwide sales for "Mezmerize" in its first week topped 800,000 copies, and is already Platinum. "Mezmerize" is the first disc in a two-disc set, with disc two, "Hypnotize," set for a late fall release. "Mezmerize/Hypnotize" was produced by Rick Rubin and System¹s main songwriter/guitarist Daron Malakian.

With more dates to be announced on Leg Two, confirmed dates for BOTH LEG ONE AND LEG TWO of System of a Down's headline tour are as follows:

LEG ONE:

August
4 -5 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
6 Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
8 America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
11 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
12 SBC Arena, San Antonio, TX
13 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX
15 Civic Center, Pensacola, FL
16 TD Waterhouse Arena, Orlando, FL
17 Office Depot Center, Miami, FL
19 Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta, GA
21 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA
22 Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MD
23 Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ
26 Wachovia Spectrum Center, Philadelphia, PA
27 The Centrum, Worcester, MA
29 Belle Centre, Montreal, QC
30 Colisee Pepsi, Quebec City, QC

September
1 Air Canada Center, Toronto, ONT

LEG TWO:

September
17 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
19 Pengrowth Arena, Calgary, AB
20 Rexall Arena, Edmonton, AB
22 MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
23 Xcel Center, Minneapolis, MN
29 Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
30 Allstate Arena, Chicago, IL

October
2 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
5 Key Arena, Seattle, WA
6 Rose Garden, Portland, OR

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1. angrystoner writes:

hell ya im so there

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2. ozzy writes:

hey my gf got me tickets for this concert but just wanna know who the opening bands are

# Jul 13, 2005 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. angrystoner writes:

mars volta and bad acid trip open for the first leg dont know about the second leg

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4. Sasha writes:

f***ing right i am going!
who would miss SYSTEM
cant wait to see them in Toronto!

peace sasha

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 8:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. angrystoner writes:

i'd miss them since this concert is going to focus on mezmerize but i'm going only because my friends are.

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

Since noone has posted saying how much they hate System of a Down and how SOAD's fans are fa**ots I'm going to..........

Even though System is pretty decent in my opinion, and their fans are a mix of straight and gay people like the rest of society......

I just have to stir sh** up first so I can be as "cool" and "vicious" and "METAL" (place the sound of trumpets here) as the people who say:

"If you like SOAD youre a pee-pee poo poo douche head korn-tard...hehehehehehe"

or

"System of a Down are p***ies with no talent, if you want talent.... you queers.... listen to "enter extreme metal band from Finland here"..... 'Cus I listen to that band so I can still be mad and not cry while I hold a frozen porkchop to my face from the black eye my mom gave me from mopping the floor all wrong."

or

I like inciting sh** because in real life....noone listens to me, noone loves me and noone would notice if i fell off the earth.......SO I SAY OPINIONATED HATEFUL THINGS ABOUT BANDS I DONT LIKE SO THE FANS WILL
*gasp, giggle like a girl*

ACKNOWLDGE.......---MEEEEE--- FOR 3 SECONDS TO SAY...."

"nuh uh, they kickass....meanie....."

# Jul 14, 2005 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. angrystoner writes:

lol

i can think of a few people on here who would say somethin like that but i don't want to mention names *coff brad and kmadd *coff

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