System Of A Down Live

The DDevil Is So Lovely

08/14/2010 - Grand Square - Sibiu, Romania

Lineup:
Serj Tankian: Vocals, guitar
Dan Monti: Guitar, backing vocals
Erwin Khackikian: Piano, backing vocals
Mario Pagliarulo: Bass, backing vocals
Troy Zeigler: Drums, backing vocals
Jeff Mallow: Guitar, backing vocals

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Other Performers:

  • Dark Tranqui
  • Sirenia
  • The Sisters Of Mercy (Friday)
  • Kamelot (Friday)
  • Swallow The Sun (Friday)


Setlist:

  • The Charade (Soundcheck)
  1. Intro (The Hand)
  2. Beethoven's Cunt
  3. Lie Lie Lie
  4. Sky Is Over
  5. Saving Us
  6. Baby
  7. Left Of Center
  8. The Unthinking Majority
  9. Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
  10. Blue
  11. Elect The Dead
  12. Money
  13. The Charade
  14. Deserving?
  15. Honking Antelope
  16. Electron
  17. Borders Are...
  18. Feed Us
  19. Empty Walls


Sources:

Source
Format
Quality
Complete
Length
PRO#1
MP4
10.0
No
2


Notes:

  • Imperfect Harmonies World Tour.
  • Performing at the 'ARTmania Festival'.
  • Additional Orchestral Accompaniment includes eight currently unknown musicians from Romania.
  • Serj played four new songs from Imperfect Harmonies. 
  • Blue was an orchestral version similar to the Elect The Dead Symphony version.
  • Two songs were added to the setlist for the first time on this tour.  Money and The Charade replaced two new songs Gate 21 and Yes, It's Genocide.
  • PRO#1: Multi-camera PRO-shot video.  Features Lie Lie Lie, Saving Us, Baby, and Left Of Center only. Lie Lie Lie, Saving Us Baby, and Left Of Center are short clips.   Consists of two cameras: front and back of venue.  Audio taken from the camera in the back.  Released by Sibiul.ro.


Transcript:

Intro (The Hand)

Beethoven's Cunt

Serj:  I'm Serj Tankian, this is The F.C.C..  It's a privilege and an honor to be-for-for-for a first time in Romania here with you tonight.  Thank you.

Lie Lie Lie

Serj: You guys are awesome.  Thank you.  We got eight beautiful classical music players with us on stage tonight.  From Romania.  When the snakes land in the sky.  When the missiles into our eyes.  When the rain is the only thing to look for, and habitat.  The sky will be over.

Sky Is Over

Saving Us

Serj:  Thank you....artists in the world.  A lot of people that I've met that think they're the shit because they've written a goddamn song.  Fuck them.  But what I think is this: music comes from the universe.  If-if we are lucky enough to be inspired by it and be able to present it and inspire other people by it, we shouldn't be so attached to it.  Music belongs to all of us.  S-it's still distorting.

Baby

Serj:  Thank you.

Left Of Center

Serj:  What happens when a country is a democracy and nobody reads.  What happens when a country is a democracy and no one votes.  What happens if a country is a democracy controlled by corporations.  What happens if a country is a democracy with no moral code.  What happens is something like a fucking Bush Administration and that's never gonna happen again.  Because 'The Unthinking Majority' have to start thinking.

The Unthinking Majority

Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition

Blue

Elect The Dead

Money

The Charade

Serj:  Thank you.  On my right, on guitars, we've got commander M-Mr. Dan Monti.  On my right...I'm serious, I'm not fucking around.  We're gonna disco here.  This is a disco song.  It's all about disco.

Deserving?

Serj:  Thank you.  I think that's the first time we've played it right.  [Laughs]  Thank you.

Honking Antelope

Serj:  Thank you.  Thank you very.

Electron

Borders Are...

Feed Us

Serj:  Thank you.  Woo!  Romania, we are coming back to you.  Just tell us and we'll be there.  It's a pris-privilege and an honor to be here with you tonight.  Thank...

...

Serj: ...mania!  Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.

Empty Walls

Serj:  It's time to break all the fucking walls!  Power to the people!  Power to the people!  And thank you.

 


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Review:

VIDEO Serj Tankian la ARTmania: Fara Bush, fara ziduri, fara "unthinking majority", fara falsi milionari. F*** them!

de Cosmin Navadaru HotNews.ro

Miercuri, 18 august 2010, 1:43 Life | Prin oraş

Serj Tankian

  Serj Tankian

 Foto: serjtankian.com

 "There's nothing like Eastern Europe. I think the sun sets different here", a marturist nostalgicul Serj Tankian la sfarsitul saptamanii trecute, in cadrul festivalului ARTmania 2010, adaugand ca Romania ii aminteste de Armenia, de "acasa". In seara versurilor subversive si a mesajelor antiglobalizare, fostul solist al trupei System Of A Down a vorbit cu dispret despre "the f***ing Bush administration" si si-a exprimat nemultumirea fata de situatia fostelor tari comuniste unde, dupa caderea URSS-ului, o serie de indivizi au facut averi din vanzarea uzinelor si fabricilor. 

Ca un veritabil predicator, avand sprijinul trupei alaturi de care merge in turneu, precum si ajutorul a opt artisti romani (o mica orchestra clasica), vocalistul, poetul, activistul si compozitorul armean Serj Tankian si-a inceput primul concert din Romania (sustinut in Piata Mare din Sibiu) in stilul sau caracteristic, cu ajutorul socantului (prin titlu cel putin) Beethoven's C***.

"Wow, you guys pronounce my name better than every American I've seen in my life. Thank you! What an amazing place to be! I mean... I got into Romania yesterday and we drove over to Sibiu, watching the sunset... Reminds me of Armenia, my own hometown... There's nothing like Eastern Europe. I think the sun sets different here, if you know what I mean. And then coming into Sibiu, watching all you beautiful people, the hospitality here...", a marturisit Serj cu nostalgie.    

A pus si el mana pe chitara cu ocazia piesei Saving Us, pentru ca apoi sa-si arate dispretul fata de unii colegi de breasla.

"There are a lot of artist, a lot of people that I've met that think they're the s*** because they've written a goddamn song. F*** them! Music comes from the universe. If we're lucky enough to be inspired by and be able to present it and inspire other people by it, we shouldn't be so attached to it! Music belongs to all of us!"

A interpretat Left Of Center, piesa de pe noul album (Imperfect Harmonies), programat sa apara in septembrie, apoi si-a reluat "predicile", introducand cu abilitatea sa de orator piesa The Unthinking Majority.

"What happens when a country is a democracy, but no one reads? What happens when a country is a democracy and no one votes? What happens if a country is a democracy controlled by corporations? What happens if a country is a democracy with no moral code? What happens if there's something like a f***ing Bush administration...? That's never gonna happen again! Because the unthinking majority has to start thinking!"

"On one hand are these people who say "praise the lord!" On the other hand they say "pass the f***ing ammunition", don't they? They say "praise the lord!" And they want to pass the f***ing ammunition! Well, we are tired of that kind of hypocrisy in this f***ing world!", a continuat armeanul cu emfaza, prezentand astfel cantecul Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition.

"We're gonna slow it down a little, we're gonna cool it out a bit, we're gonna silence it out", a anuntat Serj si a interpretat alaturi de cei opt romani de pe scena o piesa noua, acustica, intitulata Blue.

"I've noticed this in a lot of countries: when the Soviet Union collapsed, a lot of f***ing people went, grabbed a lot of machinery, closed down the factories, sold everything up and made billions of dollars. I've one thing to say to those people: "f*** you!", a fost introducerea "decisa" a piesei Money, pentru ca atmosfera sa se detensioneze cu prilejul unui cantec nou, Deserving?.

"I think we have another new song. It's called Deserving?. Are you ready to disco, are you ready to dance? I'm serious, I'm not f***ing around! We're gonna disco here. It's a disco song. It's all about disco!"

"Think of a small molecule inside a body! Think of a small molecule inside a body with protons, electrons and neutrons bombarding each other. The electron goes right into the neutron. Think of energy being created! Think of that as your universe!", a cerut Serj inainte de Electron, intr-o mica lectie de fizica, pentru ca pana la finalul serii sa ceara desfiintarea granitelor si a zidurilor.

"Butterflies don't know any f***ing borders. Natural catastrophies don't know any f***ing borders. Birds don't know borders, dogs don't know borders, trees don't know borders, the sky doesn't know borders, the oceans don't know borders... Why the f*** should we know borders?" (Boarders Are)

"Before we go, I wanna say one thing: let there be no f***ing walls stopping the people of Romania! (Empty Walls).

Setlist Serj Tankian la ARTmania 2010

  • Intro (The Hand)
  • Beethoven's Cunt
  • Lie Lie Lie
  • Sky Is Over
  • Saving Us
  • Baby
  • Left Of Center
  • The Unthinking Majority
  • Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition
  • Blue
  • Elect The Dead
  • Money
  • The Charade
  • Deserving?
  • Honking Antelope
  • Electron
  • Borders Are
  • Feed Us
  • Empty Walls

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