SCARS ON BROADWAY members John Dolmayan (drums, percussion; SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Franky Perez (guitar, vocals), Danny Shamoun (keyboards, percussion) and Dominic Cifarelli (bass) kicked off a tour of U.S. bases in Iraq last week.
Commented Perez: "Believe me... We all wish that our brother D [SCARS ON BROADWAY guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian; also of SYSTEM OF DOWN] would come as well, but he has other commitments in the States. He has given us his blessing to go perform and supports the cause completely."
The group's setlist for the Iraq tour consists of the following songs:
* I'm Losing You (THE TEMPTATIONS)
* Have You Ever Seen The Rain (CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL)
* No Woman No Cry (BOB MARLEY)
* Lonely Day (SYSTEM OF A DOWN)
* Hey Joe (JIMI HENDRIX)
* Wish You Were Here (PINK FLOYD)
* Jealous Guy (JOHN LENNON)
* World Long Gone (SCARS ON BROADWAY)
* Babylon (SCARS ON BROADWAY)
* Cute Machines (SCARS ON BROADWAY)
* They Say (SCARS ON BROADWAY)
Check out photos from the In The Army Now blog.
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 cancelled, 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.
"Scars On Broadway" has shifted just 78,000 copies in the United States since its July 29, 2008 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Photo below courtesy of In The Army Now blog