SCARS ON BROADWAY, the much-anticipated collaboration between guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan best known for their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum success in SYSTEM OF A DOWN has announced that it will headline its first North American tour, performing in some two dozen cities during October and November. The tour is in support of SCARS ON BROADWAY's self-titled debut album due out July 29 (Interscope). Tour cities are listed below; dates and venues will be announced shortly.
In addition, the band has shot the first SCARS ON BROADWAY music video for the track "They Say", which is set to premiere this Friday, June 27 on Yahoo!'s home page and Yahoo!'s music front page. The video, shot in Los Angeles earlier this month, was directed by Paul Minor (MUSE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) and incorporates performance footage cut with an evocative potpourri of startling images from our world's culture occurrences in nature, war, natural and man-made disasters, animals in the wild, human interaction, weather phenomenon, and so on.
With more details coming soon, here are the confirmed tour cities for SCARS ON BROADWAY's upcoming North American tour:
San Diego, CA
New York, NY
St. Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Both SCARS ON BROADWAY and SYSTEM lead singer Serj Tankian declined to release their latest projects through Columbia Records, where SYSTEM has been signed since 1998.
Tankian's debut solo effort, "Elect the Dead", came out last fall through the Warner Music Group.
SCARS ON BROADWAY made its live debut in April with a low-key show at the Whisky A-Go Go in Los Angeles, followed by a slot at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California. Tankian's solo band also played at Coachella.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN has been on hiatus since 2006 while its members have pursued various personal projects.
"They Say" video teaser:
"They Say" audio: