SERJ TANKIAN's Home Has Close Brush With California Fires

The Pulse of Radio reports: Serj Tankian is one of many artists and celebrities who has a home in the Southern California area that is currently endangered by massive fires, and told a Seattle radio station on Tuesday (October 23) that his area was under orders to evacuate. But Tankian arrived in California on Wednesday (October 2h) and told The Pulse of Radio that his house was now out of danger. "Thankfully, we got news that they lifted the evacuation and they were able to control the fire," he said. "But that was really, really scary, and I'm praying that it all dissipates and gets done pretty fast. There's people that are losing their homes. I can't imagine, you know, I've been thinking about that for the last 48 hours of, you know, what it would be to lose my home and it's a tough thing. It makes you realize how many little things are irreplaceable in your life."

Tankian has been on the road for the last two weeks on his first-ever solo tour, in support of his just released solo debut, "Elect the Dead".

"Elect the Dead" is the first new release from a member of SYSTEM OF A DOWN since the band went on hiatus in the fall of 2006.

Tankian plays on Thursday night (October 25) in Las Vegas. He and his backing band, the FCC, will head to the U.K. early next month to open for FOO FIGHTERS.

Watch fan-filmed video footage of Serj Tankian performing the song "Empty Walls" on October 22, 2007 at The Granada Theater in Dallas, Texas:

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