System of a Down, on hiatus since 2006, announced today that they will reunite next year for a number of summer tour dates, including headlining the Download Festival in the U.K. in June.
An announcement on the group’s website today read as follows:
We are excited to announce that System will be playing some dates together in 2011.
We also want to thank you for your loyalty and support, not only to System Of A Down, but to all of our solo efforts as well. We have no master plan of sorts – we are playing these shows simply because we want to play together again as a band and for you, our amazing fans. We look forward to seeing all of you!
For a list of tour dates, and on-sale information, go to the NEWS section at systemofadown.com
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The band also listed a number of shows scheduled for June of 2011, including the Download Festival on June 11 in the U.K. According to the official website, this will be the band’s third performance at the festival’s Donington Park site.
System of a Down’s tour dates are as follows:
6/2/11 – Italy, Milan – Milan Fiera Arena
6/4/11 – Germany, Nurnberg – Rock im Park
6/5/11 – Germany, Nurburgring – Rock am Ring
6/6/11 – France, Paris – Omnisports de Bercy
6/9/11 – Switzerland, Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
6/11/11 – UK, Castle Donington – Download Festival
6/13/11 – Austria, Nickelsdorf – Novarock
6/15/11 – Germany, Berlin – Wuhlheide
6/17/11 – Sweden, Gothenburg – Metaltown Festival
6/19/11 – Finland, Seinajoki – Provinssirock
For information on purchasing tickets, visit the band’s official website.