It’s official — System of a Down will be active in 2017! The band has just announced a handful of summer 2017 tour dates in Europe.

Despite unrelenting fan demand, System of a Down did not play a single show in 2016 and have no gigs planned for the rest of this year. Last month, SOAD shared photos of a rehearsal, sending fans into a frenzy wondering what could come of the foursome jamming together once again. We now know System are booked to play Europe in 2017, but rehearsing nine months prior for a small number of shows is unusual. There could very well be more in store for System next year.

In a recent interview, frontman Serj Tankian revealed System have been communicating with the possibility of writing new material. “We’re communicating and trying to see if we can bring our material together,” Serj said. “There’s definitely a lot of communication going on, a lot of back and forth. I can’t make a statement in terms of whether we’re going to have a record or not, because we haven’t gone into the studio and done it. But there’s definitely communication going on, songs being played to each other and all that stuff, so it’s good. We’ll see what happens. I think it would be great to create something brand new in a new direction. It would be very exciting, but everyone’s got to be on board, on the same page, and it’s got to be done in a way so that everyone is happy. If we can do that, we’ll do it.”

Check out System’s full list of confirmed 2017 gigs below!

System of a Down 2017 European Tour Dates:

06/01 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
06/02 - Nürnberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park
06/04 - Mendig, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
06/07 - Nancy, France @ Open Air Zenith
06/10 - Paris, France @ Download Festival
06/12 - Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Arena
06/13 - Berlin, Germany @ Wuhlheide
06/14 - Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
06/16 - Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Nova Rock
06/17 - Lodz, Poland @ Impact Festival
06/20 - Nimes, France @ Nimes Festival
06/23 - Madrid, Spain @ Download Festival
06/30 - Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
07/02 - Hannover, Germany @ TUI Arena

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