System of a Down and Mars Volta Reveal Tour Plans

Published: 2005-06-17
Music fans learned of yet another great touring pair earlier this year when System of a Down revealed it had roped in neo prog-rock group the Mars Volta as the special guest this summer. The bands have finally announced the dates on the month-long trek, and things are looking up for a few eastern Canadian cities.

Launching on August 4th in Long Beach, California, SOAD and the Mars Volta will hit 14 different American cities before finishing the tour off with a trio of Canadian shows. On August 29th the two bands roll into Montreal, hitting Quebec City the next day, and wrapping it all up in Toronto on September 1st.

This will be System of a Down's first major tour of North America in three years, and it comes in support of its latest effort, Mesmerize. The Mars Volta is joining the ride to promote Frances the Mute, while opening act Bad Acid Trip is still pushing its 2004 debut, Lynch the Weirdo.

For all the dates on the System of a Down/Mars Volta summer tour and ticket pre-sale info, go to

Here are the Canadian stops on the jaunt:

August 29, Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
August 30, Quebec, QC - ColisČe Pepsi
September 1, Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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