System Of A Down have announced that they will reunite for several European dates in 2011 including a headlining spot at the U.K.'s Download Festival. SOAD released a statement saying, "We are excited to √ā¬†announce that System will be playing some dates together in 2011.√ā¬†We also want to thank you for your loyalty and support, not only to System Of A Down, but to all of our solo efforts as well. We have no master plan of sorts - we are playing these shows simply because we want to play together again as a band and for you, our amazing fans.√ā¬†We look forward to seeing all of you!" The band went on hiatus in 2006.
Download Festival takes place June 10 to 12 at Donington Park in√ā¬†Leicestershire, England. Tickets go on sale Dec. 3. Avenged Sevenfold are also on the bill.
Dates are as follows:
6/2/11 - Italy, Milan, Milan Fiera Arena√ā¬†
6/4/11 - Germany, Nurnberg, Rock im Park√ā¬†
6/5/11 - Germany, Nurburgring, Rock am Ring√ā¬†
6/6/11 - France, Paris, Omnisports de Bercy√ā¬†
6/9/11 - Switzerland, Interlaken, Greenfield Festival√ā¬†
6/11/11 - UK, Castle Donington, Download Festival√ā¬†
6/13/11 - Austria, Nickelsdorf, Novarock√ā¬†
6/15/11 - Germany, Berlin, Wuhlheide√ā¬†
6/17/11 - Sweden, Gothenburg, Metaltown Festival√ā¬†
6/19/11 - Finland, Turku, Provinssirock√ā¬†