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 18-19Moscow, RussiaClub 81
July 25Pemberton, BCPemberton Festival
July 26Calgary, ALBMonsters of Rock Festival
August 2Los Angeles, CAWiltern Theater
August 9Dallas, TXOzzfest
August 13Avenches, SWIAvenches Festival
August 14Hasselt, BELPukkelpop
August 16Budapest, HUNSziget Festival
August 17Hohenfelden, GERHighfield Festival
August 20Birmingham, ENGCarling Academy – Birmingham
August 22Reading, ENGReading Festival
August 23Leeds, ENGLeeds Festival
August 25Hamburg, GERDocks
August 26Tilburg, NET013
August 28Paris, FRARock en Seine
August 29Wiesen, AUSTwo Days a Week Festival
August 30Ludinghausen, GermanyArea 4 Festival
September 1Glasgow, SCOABC
September 2Liverpool, EnglandCarling Academy – Liverpool