System Of A Down: live videos from show in Armenia

Live in Armenia — System Of A Down: live videos from show in Armenia
Live in Armenia

System Of A Down have played a free show, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. The band's first-ever performance in Armenia was held as a part of "Wake Up The Souls Tour" and took place in Yerevan's Republic Square on April 23.

Before the beginning of the tour System of a Down have also set up an interactive map on their website, allowing fans to learn about how different parts of the world have reacted to the genocide, including which countries have officially recognized it. Elsewhere, they host a call to action motivating fans to ask the Turkish president and parliament for recognition.

"Part of it is bringing attention to the fact that genocides are still happening, whether you use the word 'genocide,' 'holocaust' or 'humanitarian catastrophe,'" — the vocalist Serj Tankian says: "None of that is changing. We want to be part of that change. We want the recognition of the first genocide of the 20th century to be a renewal of confidence that humanity can stop killing itself." He chuckles. "I say that, laughing, because obviously it's ridiculous."

Set list:

  1. Holy Mountains
  2. Jet Pilot
  3. Suite-Pee
  4. Prison Song
  5. U-Fig
  6. Aerials
  7. Soldier Side — Intro
  8. B.Y.O.B.
  9. I-E-A-I-A-I-O
  10. Radio/Video
  11. Bubbles
  12. CUBErt
  13. Hypnotize
  14. Dreaming
  15. Needles
  16. Deer Dance
  17. P.L.U.C.K.
  18. Sartarabad
  19. Psycho
  20. Chop Suey!
  21. Lonely Day
  22. Question!
  23. Bounce
  24. Kill Rock 'n Roll
  25. Marmalade
  26. Lost in Hollywood
  27. Spiders
  28. Mr. Jack
  29. Science
  30. Chic 'N' Stu
  31. ATWA
  32. War?
  33. Arto
  34. Cigaro
  35. Roulette
  36. Toxicity
  37. Sugar