System of A Down coming to Seattle in May

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System of A Down recently released a string of U.S. tour dates on its website and one of those dates will see the band perform at KeyArena May 13.

The band went on hiatus in 2006 after releasing two albums — Mesmerize and Hypnotize — in 2005 and the dates are a warmup for the band’s summer tour.

Gogol Bordello will open all shows on the tour. Tickets are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50 and $65.00 and go on sale Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.