The much rumoured reunion of System Of A Down is expected to be announced next week. Monday, in fact. So get ready for that. It’s expected that the announcement will be made as part of a wider update on next year’s Download festival, which it’s thought the band will be headlining.
Download festival organiser Andy Copping told fans via Twitter this week: “Download 2011 early bird tickets on sale 9am Friday 3 Dec 2010. There will be more Download info [on 29 Nov]. Please… any specific questions about bands being announced, ticket prices, RIP, length of time for early birds etc will be answered 29 Nov”.
Asked about the possibility of a reunion by The Pulse Of Radio back in August, frontman Serj Tankian said: “[Bassist] Shavo [Odadjian] got married like two months ago, we were all at his wedding, and you know, we all talk, we’re friends, nothing’s changed, and we get offers to play shows, tours, whatever, and we discuss them once in a while. We have not made any decisions as of yet as to what we’re gonna do. But when we do, it’ll be quite obvious”.
Earlier this month, French radio presenter Francis Zégut claimed that SOAD are booked to perform at Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy in Paris on 6 Jun. This would put the band very close to Download in both space and time, so it would be rude of them not to play the festival.
Do you think they’re taking requests? I would like them to play ‘Know’ off the first album and all of ‘Toxicity’.