Serj Tankian, the visionary frontman for multi-platinum rock band System Of A Down, has booked a few North American tour dates in July and...

Serj Tankian, the visionary frontman for multi-platinum rock band System Of A Down, has booked a few North American tour dates in July and August amidst a run of European shows. Tankian will perform at two Canadian festivals: the Pemberton Festival on July 25 with Nine Inch Nails and Ozzy Osbourne’s Monsters of Rock Festival on July 26. Tankian will also play a special hometown show at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on August 2 before heading to Dallas for a mainstage appearance at Ozzfest 2008 on August 8 alongside Metallica.

Currently in Europe playing festivals such as Rock Am Ring in Germany and Pinkpop in Holland with Rage Against The Machine, Tankian performed several headlining dates and recently completed U.S. and European tour dates with the Foo Fighters. He will play many additional European summer festival dates, including August stops at the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds festivals and Rock En Seine in Paris.

Tankian has been on the road since the October 23, 2007 release of his debut solo album, “Elect The Dead,” which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. The album also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard and Alternative Charts and No. 2 on the Billboard Rock Chart. The first single “Empty Walls” was a hit on alternative and rock radio. Tankian is gearing up to release a new single, “Lie Lie Lie,” which will ship to radio on June 30.

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Serj Tankian itinerary:

June 18-19 Moscow, Russia Club 81
July 25 Pemberton, BC Pemberton Festival
July 26 Calgary, ALB Monsters of Rock Festival
August 2 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theater
August 9 Dallas, TX Ozzfest
August 13 Avenches, SWI Avenches Festival
August 14 Hasselt, BEL Pukkelpop
August 16 Budapest, HUN Sziget Festival
August 17 Hohenfelden, GER Highfield Festival
August 20 Birmingham, ENG Carling Academy – Birmingham
August 22 Reading, ENG Reading Festival
August 23 Leeds, ENG Leeds Festival
August 25 Hamburg, GER Docks
August 26 Tilburg, NET 013
August 28 Paris, FRA Rock en Seine
August 29 Wiesen, AUS Two Days a Week Festival
August 30 Ludinghausen, Germany Area 4 Festival
September 1 Glasgow, SCO ABC
September 2 Liverpool, England Carling Academy – Liverpool