Over the weekend, System Of A Down returned to the stage to perform at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas event in Inglewood, California, marking the band’s first and seemingly only on-stage appearance of 2014.
System Of A Down’s Almost Acoustic Christmas set on Saturday, 13th December (below) comprised of 16 tracks, including classics such as Chop Suey, B.Y.O.B., Aerials, Radio/Video and Question!.
A young man called Christopher helped System Of A Down close out their set with Sugar. Christopher’s appearance was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who granted his wish to play with the band on stage.
System Of A Down last played live on 27th August 27, 2013, in Milan, Italy. The group released their latest album, Hypnotize, in 2005.
Talk of a sixth System Of A Down album have been on and off for years, and fans continue to drool over the thought of new tunes from the group. Earlier this year drummer John Dolmayan voiced his concerns over the group’s lack of output in recent years.
Last month, System Of A Down announced their limited-run Wake Up The Souls world tour, marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, which will begin in April. The tour will include a free show in Armenia, which will be the group’s first performance in that country.
System Of A Down’s Almost Acoustic Christmas performance was streamed live online, and can be relived in full, below.
Watch: The 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (The Forum, Inglewood, California, 13th December 2014)
Setlist (Via Site Of A Down):
Soldier Side – Intro