System Of A Down Live

The DDevil Is So Lovely

08/27/2010 - Bramham Park (NME/Radio 1 Stage) - Wetherby, England

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

  • Enter Shikari
  • Crystal Castles
  • Frank Turner
  • Kids In Glass Houses
  • Hadouken!
  • 3OH!3
  • Band Of Skulls
  • Everything Everything
  • Rolo Tomassi
  • Complete List Of Performers


  1. Left of Center
  2. Lie Lie Lie 
  3. Sky Is Over 
  4. Honking Antelope
  5. Electron
  6. Borders Are...
  7. Feed Us 
  8. Empty Walls
  • Unthinking Majority


Source                     Format                 Quality               Complete         Length


  • Imperfect Harmonies World Tour.
  • Performing at the 'Leeds' Festival.
  • List of performers includes acts on the NME/Radio 1 Stage on August 27th, 2010.
  • Additional Orchestral Accompaniment includes eight currently unknown musicians.
  • Setlist may be incomplete and in incorrect order.




  • The System Of A Down front-man, who has headlined the event with his metal bandmates, had a more intimate crowd with his solo outing this time around.

    Fans desperate to hear old classics from his politically driven past had to settle for 'The Sky Is Over' and new tracks for 'Imperfect Harmonies' which is out later this year.

    Disappointed Jen Baker, 29, said: "I thought I'd come see him as I like System Of A Down, but he wasn't that great if I'm being honest."

By Gavin McInally


  • Serj Tankian @ Leeds Festival 2010

    His near-iconic status as System of a Down frontman probably has a lot to do with the chants of "we want Serj!" that fill the NME/Radio One tent as the roadies begin setting the stage for the Serj Tankian
    show. But, whether the large crowd are here simply to see "that guy from System of a Down" or not, there's still a rare late-afternoon buzz around Serj's performance that convinces you you're about to witness something special.

    That "something special" seems to hang in the balance when Serj takes to the stage, only to inform the audience that he woke up this morning with a fever and a sore throat, and so the voice he built his career upon isn't up to scratch. Thankfully, ten seconds into set-opener 'Into The Hand' and it's clear his warning was completely unnecessary: Serj-on-a-bad-day turns out to be every bit as jaw-dropping as he is on record. In a nod to his recent 'Elect The Dead Symphony' release and show, he's brought with him a mini-orchestra (sadly, not the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra of said 'Elect The Dead Symphony' release) bringing some of the rich string arrangements of the recorded version, into the live arena. The setlist is badly-judged for a festival, where a good portion of the crowd won't be die hard Serj fans, as it leans too heavily towards upcoming release 'Imperfect Harmonies' and other obscure tracks, but Serj easily rallies the crowd with cuts from his 'Elect The Dead Album' release whenever the atmosphere begins to wane. 'Lie Lie Lie,' 'Unthinking Majority,' 'Empty Walls' and 'Feed Us' are particular set highlights.

    It's telling that, although we all know encores are practically unheard of at festivals (particularly from a non-Main Stage act, at 7pm) the crowd hang around long after Serj has said his goodbyes, chanting for an encore that predictably never arrives.

    Will System of a Down ever come off their "indefinite hiatus?" When their former frontman is putting out music and shows System of a Down would have been proud of (and SOAD guitarist Daron and drummer John Dolmayan are doing the exact same thing with Scars on Broadway) suddenly, it doesn't seem to matter all that much.
By: Jessica Thornsby






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