SOURCE: Reprise Records

January 18, 2008 15:55 ET

Serj Tankian Launches U.S. Solo Headlining Tour, Plus Support Dates With Foo Fighters

New Single "Sky Is Over," From Debut Solo Album "Elect The Dead," Out January 28th

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - January 18, 2008) - Serj Tankian, the visionary frontman for multi-platinum rock band System Of A Down, will hit the road in the U.S. for a series of tour dates in support of his debut solo album "Elect The Dead."

Having completed a tour of the U.S. in late 2007 with friend and Axis of Justice partner, guitarist Tom Morello, Tankian will perform five headlining solo dates beginning February 11th in Atlanta, followed by a series of shows supporting Foo Fighters, with whom he recently toured in the U.K. The solo headlining tour will resume on March 8th and run through March 21st. See below for all dates.

"Elect The Dead" was released on October 23, 2007 by Serjical Strike/Reprise Records, and debuted at Number 1 on Billboard's Hard and Alternative charts, Number 2 on the Rock chart, Number 4 on the Top 200 chart, and Number 5 on the Digital chart. The first single, "Empty Walls," was a hit at Alternative and Rock radio, as well as Elite 8 on MTV2, and Heavy Rotation on Fuse. The second single, "Sky Is Over," will impact radio on January 28th.

"Elect The Dead" has received glowing reviews from various media outlets including The Los Angeles Times, which called it "brutally engaging guitar-rock" with "steely lyricism and throttling textures." Rolling Stone noted that it "delivers amped, intricate, and political hard rock," while Kerrang declared it "a remarkable album." Tankian produced "Elect The Dead" himself and played most of the instruments, though he was joined by guest drummers John Dolmayan (SOAD) and Brian "Brain" Mantia (Guns N' Roses, Primus).

Serj Tankian Solo Headlining Dates:
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Feb 11 Atlanta, GA, Roxy Theatre
Feb 12 Charlotte, NC, Amos's South End
Feb 13 Richmond, VA, Toad's Place
Feb 15 Norfolk, VA, Norva
Feb 16 Baltimore, MD, Ram's Head Live!

Foo Fighters Support Dates:
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Feb 18 Worcester, MA, The Centrum
Feb 19 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
Feb 21 Philadelphia, PA, Wachovia Center
Feb 22 Binghamton, NY, SUNY Gym
Feb 24 Detroit, MI, Joe Louis Arena
Feb 25 Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena
Feb 27 Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
Feb 28 Council Bluffs, IA, Mid-America Center
Mar 02 Phoenix, AZ, Jobing.com Arena
Mar 03 San Diego, CA, Cox Arena
Mar 05 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
Mar 06 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum

Serj Tankian Solo Headlining Dates:
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Mar 08 San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theatre
Mar 10 Portland, OR, Roseland Theatre
Mar 11 Seattle, WA, Showbox SoDo
Mar 15 Calgary, AB, MacEwan Hall
Mar 16 Edmonton, AB, Edmonton Event Centre
Mar 19 Salt Lake City, UT, In The Venue
Mar 21 Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

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