The new lineup of SCARS ON BROADWAY, the project led by SYSTEM OF A DOWN guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian, made its live debut this past Saturday, September 22 at the Epicenter festival at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance — which included the first-ever airing of four new songs — can be seen below.
SCARS ON BROADWAY 2012 is:
* Daron Malakian - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
* Danny Shamoun - Keyboards, Percussion
* Dominic Cifarelli - Bass Guitar
* Jules Pampena - Drums, Percussion
SCARS ON BROADWAY's lineup previously included SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan.
Earlier this year, SCARS ON BROADWAY released a 43-second audio clip of a new song, "Guns Are Loaded", to be included on the band's forthcoming sophomore album.
In October 2008, Malakian announced via SCARS ON BROADWAY's web site that the band's headlining tour — which included an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" — was being canceled, with no plans of rescheduling. Malakian cited his lack of enthusiasm and "his heart not being into touring" as the chief reasons behind the decision to call off the trek. "The music of SCARS will live on, but now is a time when aspects of my life need to be tended to," he said in a statement.
SCARS ON BROADWAY sold just under 24,000 copies of its self-titled debut album in the United States during its first week of release to debut at position No. 17 on The Billboard 200 chart. This number represented roughly 36 percent of the 66,000 opening tally registered by "Elect the Dead", the debut solo effort from SYSTEM OF A DOWN lead singer Serj Tankian, which came out in the fall of 2007 through the Warner Music Group.