American rock band System Of A Down, will be heading to London in April 2015 to play an SPECIAL, ONE-OFF show on 10th April 2015 at The SSE Arena as part of their 'Wake Up The Souls' World Tour. This show will be their first indoor show in the UK since 2005.
April 24th 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, an attempted extermination of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire. A century later,SYSTEM OF A DOWN refuse to let the victims or lessons learned be forgotten. On April 10th, 2015, they'll commemorate the Genocide's 100th anniversary on the world stage with their "Wake Up The Souls" arena tour, an international trek that begins at London's SSE Arena and culminates with the band's first-ever performance in Yerevan's Republic Square.
Commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the 'Wake Up The Souls' tour is not just about seeing one of the best live bands performing a rare and very special show, it's also about an extremely important political, social, human issue. System Of A Down want to clearly state that this is not directed at the people of Turkey, but rather at the atrocities that were carried out. In a statement issued today, the band said:
"As we mark this solemn centennial, please join us and the good people of conscience in Turkey to take a stand for truth and justice, and ask their President and Parliament to accept the Republic of Turkey's moral and material responsibility for the Armenian Genocide.
With your help, such a historic step taken by the people of Turkey in the spirit of human solidarity, heartfelt compassion and justice will not only heal the wounds of one genocide, but will more broadly represent a truly transformative step toward a new age - an era without genocide." *
Tickets for this exceptional show will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 28th November
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
'WAKE UP THE SOULS' TOUR
FRIDAY 10 THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY
Tickets are on-sale from 10am on 28th November 2015 priced at £37.50