System Of A Down Live

The DDevil Is So Lovely

07/29/2013 - Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, CA

Lineup:

Daron Malakian: Guitar, Vocals

John Dolmayan: Drums

Shavo Odadjian: Bass, Backing Vocals

Serj Tankian: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

 

Other Performers:

  • Palms

 

Setlist:

 

  •  Aerials (Soundcheck)
Soldier Side - Intro 
B.Y.O.B. 
Needles 
Deer Dance 
Radio/Video 
Hypnotize 
Question! 
Suggestions 
Psycho 
Chop Suey! 
Lonely Day 
Bounce 
Kill Rock 'n Roll 
Lost in Hollywood 
Forest 
Holy Mountains 
Aerials 
Tentative 
Cigaro 
Suite-Pee 
War? 
Toxicity 
Sugar 
Soldier Side - Intro 
B.Y.O.B. 
Needles 
Deer Dance 
Radio/Video 
Hypnotize 
Question! 
Suggestions 
Psycho 
Chop Suey! 
Lonely Day 
Bounce 
Kill Rock 'n Roll 
Lost in Hollywood 
Forest 
Holy Mountains 
Aerials 
Tentative 
Cigaro 
Suite-Pee 
War? 
Toxicity 
Sugar Prison Song
  1. Aerials
  2. Suite-Pee
  3. Prison Song
  4. I-E-A-I-A-I-O
  5. B.Y.O.B.
  6. Deer Dance
  7. Radio/Video
  8. Peephole
  9. Hypnotize
  10. Needles
  11. DDevil
  12. Soldier Side - Intro
  13. Soldier Side
  14. Lonely Day
  15. X
  16. Suggestions
  17. Psycho
  18. Chop Suey!
  19. Lost In Hollywood
  20. Question!
  21. A.D.D.
  22. Soil
  23. Cigaro
  24. Zepuri Nman (Traditional Cover)
  25. Holy Mountains
  26. Spiders
  27. Angel Baby (Rosie & The Originals Cover)
  28. Toxicity
  29. Sugar

 

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Notes:

  • "Suite-Pee" included the first sixty seconds of the song only and transitioned into "Prison Song".  The second half of "Suite-Pee" was not played.
  • Daron sang a line from the traditional song "Old MacDonald Had A Farm" before "I-E-A-I-A-I-O"
  • "Peephole" played for the first time since August 3rd, 2002.
  • "DDevil" played for the first time since August 24th, 2003.
  • "X" played for the first time since August 31st, 2002.
  • Daron sang a few lines of the Van Halen song "Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love" after "Psycho".
  • "A.D.D." played for the first time since November 15th, 2003.
  • "Soil" played for the first time since April 24th, 2004.
  • "Spiders" played for the first time since June 25th, 2005.
  • Daron played the traditional Armenian song "Zepuri Nman" while Serj spoke before "Holy Mountains".  First known performance of this song.
  • "Angel Baby (Rosie & The Originals Cover)" performed for the first time.
  • "War?" was not played for the first time since August, 2002.
  • "Needles" and "Deer Dance" were not played together for the first time since August, 2002.

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Concert review: System of a Down, Trusts Stadium

By Chris Schulz

With his foot-long goatee and oversized hockey shirt, bassist Shavo Odadjian is stalking around the stage, staring down a rabid moshpit with the whites of his eyes.

Drummer John Dolmayan's arms are flailing as guitarist Daron Malakian belts out one riff after another, tipping his top hat to the crowd as he barks like a dog one minute and wails like a banshee the next.

Leading this thrash-metal circus is ringleader Serj Tankian, the Lebanese-born, American-raised Kiwi resident jabbing his finger in the air to punctuate his politically-infused rants that veer between operatic singalongs, spoken word sound bites and comical yapping.

How good is it to see System of a Down back in action?

The Los Angeles-based quartet haven't been here since 2005's Big Day Out, a performance marred by moshpit stoppages and underdone prog-rock experimentalism on the back of that year's ambitious double album release Mezmerize and Hypnotize.

But System proved to be in the form of the careers at a sold out Trusts Stadium, barely pausing for breath as they ripped through nearly 30 songs during an intense 100-minute show in front of what felt like a hometown crowd.

Like other 90s acts on the comeback trail, System - who spent three years on hiatus before regrouping in 2009 - aren't playing new material, instead cherry-picking hits from across their five albums.

Fans knew every word, from the opening sludge metal flurry of Prison Song, to Psycho's barked chorus and Tankian's furiously fast spitting over the military stomp of Revenga. Try doing that when you've had a few beers.

Not many metal acts can get away with mixing up so many styles, like the ridiculous pop chorus of BYOB ("Everybody's going to the party, have a real good time"), or the salsa breakdown in Radio/Video and the lounge room balladeering in Hypnotize.

But it all comes backed by some of the best thrash-metal riffage around. Tracks from their aggressive breakthrough album, 2001's Toxicity, turned Trusts Stadium into a giant trampoline and human sweatbox, like a frenetic Needles, the soaring Deer Dance, Bounce's perfectly-timed grooves and supercharged highlight Chop Suey!

That song saw a group of girls on the Trusts Stadium balcony perform coordinated dance moves, rubbing their eyes and cutting their throats in time with Tankian's lyrics.

And it was that kind of show, with strangers moshing together and high fiving each other over their favourite songs.

As set highlight Aerials kicked the show into overdrive, 4000 fans - half of them going shirtless to escape the sweltering temperatures - tried out their best Tankian impressions, prompting the obviously chuffed singer to remark, "I'm proud to call this place home".

After a performance like that, System of a Down are welcome back anytime.

By Chris Schulz

With his foot-long goatee and oversized hockey shirt, bassist Shavo Odadjian is stalking around the stage, staring down a rabid moshpit with the whites of his eyes.

Drummer John Dolmayan's arms are flailing as guitarist Daron Malakian belts out one riff after another, tipping his top hat to the crowd as he barks like a dog one minute and wails like a banshee the next.

Leading this thrash-metal circus is ringleader Serj Tankian, the Lebanese-born, American-raised Kiwi resident jabbing his finger in the air to punctuate his politically-infused rants that veer between operatic singalongs, spoken word sound bites and comical yapping.

How good is it to see System of a Down back in action?

The Los Angeles-based quartet haven't been here since 2005's Big Day Out, a performance marred by moshpit stoppages and underdone prog-rock experimentalism on the back of that year's ambitious double album release Mezmerize and Hypnotize.

But System proved to be in the form of the careers at a sold out Trusts Stadium, barely pausing for breath as they ripped through nearly 30 songs during an intense 100-minute show in front of what felt like a hometown crowd.

Like other 90s acts on the comeback trail, System - who spent three years on hiatus before regrouping in 2009 - aren't playing new material, instead cherry-picking hits from across their five albums.

Fans knew every word, from the opening sludge metal flurry of Prison Song, to Psycho's barked chorus and Tankian's furiously fast spitting over the military stomp of Revenga. Try doing that when you've had a few beers.

Not many metal acts can get away with mixing up so many styles, like the ridiculous pop chorus of BYOB ("Everybody's going to the party, have a real good time"), or the salsa breakdown in Radio/Video and the lounge room balladeering in Hypnotize.

But it all comes backed by some of the best thrash-metal riffage around. Tracks from their aggressive breakthrough album, 2001's Toxicity, turned Trusts Stadium into a giant trampoline and human sweatbox, like a frenetic Needles, the soaring Deer Dance, Bounce's perfectly-timed grooves and supercharged highlight Chop Suey!

That song saw a group of girls on the Trusts Stadium balcony perform coordinated dance moves, rubbing their eyes and cutting their throats in time with Tankian's lyrics.

And it was that kind of show, with strangers moshing together and high fiving each other over their favourite songs.

As set highlight Aerials kicked the show into overdrive, 4000 fans - half of them going shirtless to escape the sweltering temperatures - tried out their best Tankian impressions, prompting the obviously chuffed singer to remark, "I'm proud to call this place home".

After a performance like that, System of a Down are welcome back anytime.

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