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:
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
1 Air Canada Center, Toronto, ONT
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
2 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
5 Key Arena, Seattle, WA
6 Rose Garden, Portland, OR
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