LOS ANGELES (Blabbermouth)–System Of A Down will appear as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday–May 7. This will be the band’s first-ever appearance on the show–where they will perform two songs–"B.Y.O.B." and "Chop Suey." Johnny Knoxville will be hosting the program–which airs on NBC.
In other news–System Of A Down has announced the following US dates: Apr. 25–San Francisco–CA–at The Fillmore and Apr. 30–Austin–TX–at Austin Music Hall.
As previously reported–the band held an exclusive preview of "Mezmerize," the first half of their new double-CD set–on April 13 in New York City. The listening session for the record was held at a hotel in the city’s downtown Soho district. The second half of the "Mezmerize/Hypnotize" project–"Hypnotize," is due out sometime this fall.
"Mezmerize" arrives in stores on May 17.
System Of A Down will hold its annual Souls benefit concert–in memory of Armenian genocide victims–on April 24 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. A full North American tour is tentatively slated for August and September.