Serj Tankian tests positive for COVID-19 forcing System Of A Down to postpone LA shows

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The band was ready to play the first of their two LA shows tonight.

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System of a Down frontman Serge Tankian has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the band to postpone this weekend’s show in Los Angeles.

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The band was set to play at Bank of California, California tonight and tomorrow (October 22 – October 23) with Korn, Helmets and Russian Circles, but the show has now been postponed to February of next year.

“It is with great regret that we must reschedule our Los Angeles performances”
Until February 4 and 5, 2022,” reads a statement posted on the band’s social media.


“Despite several precautionary measures, Surge has unfortunately tested positive [COVID-19]. We’re sorry to disappoint our amazing fans with this last minute news, because we couldn’t wait to finally play for you. However, the health of our band, crew, venue staff and all our fans remains our top priority.”

All four bands will return for the February dates, and all tickets to this weekend’s show will be awarded for the postponed dates.

This is just the latest setback that this pair of the show has faced especially. Originally planned for May last year, today’s announcement is the third time they have been postponed due to the pandemic.

In addition, Faith No More was initially on board to co-title the show with System of a Down, before all of their upcoming shows were canceled so frontman Mike Patton could focus on his mental health.

Tankian is also the latest in the show’s lineup to test positive for COVID-19, with three members of Korn including drummer Ray Luzier and frontman Jonathan Davis, who had also previously tested positive for the virus.


After postponing his own shows, Davis returned to the stage with Korn, but had to ascend the throne due to the after-effects of the illness. To tmz, he told the audience that he “feeling very weak” but that he “refused”.[d] To cancel the crap” show.

Earlier this month, System of a Down performed their first new songs “Genocidal Humanoids” and “Protect the Land” for the first time in 15 years. The concert, his first since July 2019, took place in Las Vegas and he performed the vast majority of his 2001 album ‘Toxicity’ to commemorate the record’s 20th anniversary.

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