System play Wembley Arena...
System Of A Down have always been politically charged, but commemorating something so close to home for the band feels like a worthy and personal statement and reason for return. As amongst the clutter of politics warming up to election season, 24 April marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and a century later SOAD are still refusing to let the victims of lessons learned be forgotten.
The band open their set with part one of three administrative statements about how previous acts of terror in the past, including Hitler’s Nazi regime against Jews, are still being carried out today in countries like Turkey. It’s pretty heavy stuff for a Friday night, even with the cartoon animations on the big screen desensitising the issues slightly, but fans are more than keen to show their support by cheering and clapping throughout the on screen productions.
Shavo was on fine form with his monstrous custom Ashdown bass rig, 2 x ABM-900's (custom SHaVo 1000's) and custom CL-810's.
The Epic 140 minute set consisted of:
Wake Up the Souls - Part 1
Soldier Side - Intro
Wake Up the Souls - Part 2
Kill Rock 'n Roll
Lost in Hollywood
Wake Up the Souls - Part 3
Chic 'N' Stu
If your lucky enough to have tickets to one of the up coming shows you won't be disappointed...