Hard rock act System Of A Down will kick off a 12-date North American tour on Feb. 14 in Las Vegas. The new dates come sandwiched between a previously announced stint on the Big Day Out tour of Austra

Hard rock act System Of A Down will kick off a 12-date North American tour on Feb. 14 in Las Vegas. The new dates come sandwiched between a previously announced stint on the Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand that begins Jan. 18 in Auckland, and a 20-date European tour starting March 5 in Coimbra, Portugal.

System Of A Down is touring behind its latest American album, "Toxicity," which jumped 47-30 in its 17th week on The Billboard 200 last week. The single "Chop Suey" is No. 8 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and is nominated for best metal performance at this year's Grammy Awards, to be handed out Feb. 27 in Los Angeles.

The band's full itinerary is available on its official Web site. Here are the new North American dates:

Feb. 14: Las Vegas (the Joint)
Feb. 15: Mesa, Ariz. (Mesa Amphitheater)
Feb. 17: Austin, Texas (Music Hall)
Feb. 18: Dallas (Bronco Bowl)
Feb. 19: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theater)
Feb. 21: Chicago (Aragon Ballroom)
Feb. 22: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Deltaplex)
Feb. 23: Detroit (State Theater)
Feb. 25: Indianapolis (Murat Egyptian Room)
Feb. 26: Columbus, Ohio (Promowest Pavilion)
Feb. 27: Toronto (Koolhouse)
March 1: Montreal (Verdun Arena)

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