System Signs Up For Second 'Pledge' Tour
System Of A Down, already confirmed to headline this year's edition of Ozzfest, will again headline this year's Pledge Of Allegiance tour, according to a spokesperson from Immortal Tour and Events, onSystem Of A Down, already confirmed to headline this year's edition of Ozzfest, will again headline this year's Pledge Of Allegiance tour, according to a spokesperson from Immortal Tour and Events, one of the tour's producers. A co-headliner has not yet been chosen, but the fall festival will again feature five acts. Last year, Slipknot, Rammstein, and Mudvayne played the full circuit, while No One and American Head Charge alternated opening duties.
In the meantime, live cuts from last year's participants will grace Columbia's "Pledge of Allegiance" compilation. Due March 26, the set is largely culled from the Oct. 9 tour stop at the Allstate Arena outside Chicago. The album will feature recent System Of A Down singles "Chop Suey" and "Toxicity," as well as Slipknot's "New Abortion" and Mudvayne's "Under My Skin," among others.
The compilation contains three tracks each from System Of A Down and Slipknot, and two from Mudvayne. Both of Mudvayne's cuts were pulled from the band's recently released live DVD/VHS "L(ive) D(osage) 50 -- Live in Peoria."
Last year's Pledge tour was a collaborative effort among System Of A Down, Slipknot, Immortal, Streetwise Concepts & Culture, No Name Music, and the Agency Group. The second stage of the fest was dedicated to "alternative forms of entertainment."
As previously reported, System Of A Down will wrap up a short North American tour later this month before beginning an European jaunt March 5 in Coimbra, Portugal. The group latest American/Columbia album, "Toxicity" is currently No. 34 on The Billboard 200, while the title track this week bounces 22-18 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks tally. "Chop Suey" falls 15-17 this week on the same chart.
Here is the tentative tracklisting for "Pledge of Allegiance":
System Of A Down, "Chop Suey"
System Of A Down, "Bounce"
System Of A Down, "Toxicity"
Slipknot, "The Heretic Anthem"
Slipknot, "New Abortion"
Mudvayne, 'Under My Skin"
No One, "My Release"
American Head Change, "Seamless"