System of a Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles are set to perform two nights at the Banc of California Stadium, Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, 2021. This stacked lineup was initially scheduled for two dates in May 2020, but has been pushed back one full year due to Covid-19. “We’re excited to announce that the rescheduled dates for our double-header with Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have been confirmed for May 21 and 22, 2021,” say SOAD. SOAD, Korn and Faith No More will play a number of festivals together next year, including UK’s Download and France’s Hellfest.
System of a Down members John Dolmayan and Serj Tankian have been active on social media lately, sharing their opinionated and often clashing views. Tankian recently released a solo project, Fuktronic, which makes sense considering the band members couldn’t agree on a creative vision for an upcoming SOAD album. Regardless of the band’s conflicts, they are banding together for this tour and giving fans who knew all the words to “Toxicity” a performance to remember.
Korn, on the other hand released a new album this past year, The Nothing, indicating they are still going strong. This mini-fest lineup is sure to catch the attention of new nü-metal fans and, if you’re like me, hit on the nostalgia and pre-teen angst of the sounds we grew up listening to in middle school. This stacked performance is not to be missed, and you’ll have two opportunities to get your tickets!
Location: Banc of California Stadium
Address: 3939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037
Photo Credit: Mauricio Alvarado