Tuesday, January 29, 2002 @ 12:37 AM
Bassist Shavo Odadjian Confirm
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System of a Down has been confirmed on this year's Ozzfest tour, which is expected to kick off in July.
"We're headlining it right before Ozzy," bassist Shavo Odadjian told Allstar.com backstage during the Sydney leg of the Big Day Out festival on Saturday, January 26th, which marked the start of the L.A.-based band's world tour.
"This is our third year on the Ozzfest," he continues. "The first year we played we were on the second stage, and we got recognized, you know? We played in '99 again, we played the main stage, first band. Now it's 2002 and we're doing it, and we're headlining the main stage. So that's pretty psychotic the cycle that life takes you to. And we're also doing Castle Donington [in the U.K.] this year."
In related news, expect a live DVD later in the year, which is tentatively titled Down In Japan, a tribute to Deep Purple's classic live album, Made in Japa, according to Odadjian.
The band kicks off the U.S. leg of the trek on February 14th in Las Vegas.
System of a Down has been nominated for its first Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for "Chop Suey!"