Scars on Broadway (SOB), the much-anticipated collaboration between System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, are mounting their first-ever North...

Scars on Broadway (SOB), the much-anticipated collaboration between System of a Down guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan, are mounting their first-ever North American headline tour this fall. The 23-date club tour kicks off on October 19 in Atlanta, GA, and wraps on November 26 in Houston, TX. More cities are expected in the near future.

Scars on Broadway will be supporting their self-titled debut album released July 29. Many of their songs had their genesis years ago. “I like to let my songs marinate over time, that helps determine which ones speak to me the loudest,” explained Malakian in a statement.

Malakian, who penned or co-penned System of a Down classics such as “Aerials,” “Chop Suey!,” “Hypnotize,” and “B.Y.O.B.”, wrote the Scars songs mostly on keyboards and a drum machine.

Different from the chaotic/alt/metal sound of System of a Down, the Scars tracks are more song-based and showcase Malakian’s varied writing style, from the simmering rock sound of “World Long Gone” to the melodic yet desolate “Universe.”

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On tour, guitarist Franky Perez, keyboardist Danny Shamoun, and bassist Dominic Cifarelli will join Malakian and Dolmayan on tour.

Scars on Broadway itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 19Atlanta, GAMasquerade
October 20Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues
October 22Philadelphia, PATLA
October 23Baltimore, MDRam’s Head Live
October 25New York, NYThe Fillmore
October 26Boston, MAParadise
October 29Toronto, ONTPhoenix
October 31Detroit, MISt. Andrews
November 1Chicago, ILMetro
November 2Milwaukee, WIThe Eagles Club
November 4Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
November 5Kansas City, MOBeaumont
November 7Denver, COOgden
November 8Salt Lake City, UTMurray Theatre
November 1Edmonton, ABEdmonton Events Center
November 12Calgary, ABMacEwan Ballroom
November 14Vancouver, BCCommodore Ballroom
November 15Seattle, WAShowbox SODO
November 16Portland, ORRoseland
November 22Phoenix, AZMarquee
November 24San Antonio, TXWhite Rabbit
November 25Austin, TXEmo’s
November 26Houston, TXHouse of Blues

Last Updated on August 18, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen