Friday night was spent a few gins deep watching System Of A Down take on a sold out SSE Wembley Arena. This was day two of their Wake Up The Souls tour culminating in Republic Square, Armenia on April 23rd – one day before Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.
Nothing short of big was expected but this time around I certainly got more than I bargained for as a blinding show was seamlessly coupled with an important message. It’s not often that bands actively shine a light on important historical events but the Waking The Souls Tour, broken up into chapters punctuated with animated presentations, brought history to the forefront in a fittingly thought provoking way.
I picked up a couple of shirts even at the steep-but-not-unexpected £25 a pop: See No Evil and Eagle were my favourite of the very evocative bunch. Printed on Next Level Apparel I’m really impressed with the fit and quality.
Can’t make the show? A bunch of shirts are available on their US Store for $30.