Watch System of a Down’s First Ever Armenian Show
Hard rock band closes its Wake Up the Souls Tour with a free show in Yerevan’s Republic Square
System of a Down are descended from survivors of the Armenian genocide, and as a band, they have long sought to make people more aware of the massacres and deportations that killed over a million people and dispersed countless more across the globe. Although frontman Serj Tankian has played solo shows within Armenia, “timing or the challenge of investment in infrastructure” has prevented a proper System of Down concert from ever taking place. That changes today, when the band closes its Wake Up the Souls Tour with a free show in the homeland’s capital city.