System of a Down Announce 2015 European Tour Dates, First Armenian Show

System of a Down
Frank Maddocks

System of a Down photographed in 2014.

System Of A Down has announced dates for a 2015 European tour, including a show at Wembley Arena and the band's first ever gig in Armenia with a free show on the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian genocide. 

The "Wake Up The Souls" tour comes in recognition of that centennial.

System of a Down's Serj Tankian on Band's Future 

Singer Serj Tankian said in a video announcing the tour, "For years we have commemorated by doing a 'Souls' show, so we decided to call this tour the 'Wake Up the Souls' tour, playing in Armenia for the first time on April 23, the day before the commemoration of the 100th anniversary I think is a big deal." 

The tour starts April 10 at Wembley Arena in London. Full dates below. Head here for ticketing information. 

System of a Down Wake Up The Souls Tour Dates:

April 10 -- London, UK -- Wembley Arena
April 13 -- Cologne, Germany -- Lanxess Arena
April 14 -- Lyon, France -- La Halle Tony Garnier
April 16 -- Brussels, Belgium -- Forest National
April 17 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands -- Ziggo Dome
April 20 -- Moscow, Russia -- Olympisky
April 23 -- Yerevan, Armenia -- Republic Square


The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to

To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.