The Mars Volta, Viagra Boys, and VOWWS will serve as special guests

In August, System of a Down and Deftones are joining forces for a special one-night-only concert. The show is set to take place on August 17 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. Very special guests for the gig will be The Mars Volta, Viagra Boys, and VOWWS.

After headlining last year’s inaugural event, System of a Down are returning to headlining the sophomore jaunt. In November 0f 2020, System of a Down released new music for the first time in 15 years. The two tracks – “Protect The Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz” – where written to create awareness of the on-going wars in the band members’ native Artsakh and Armenia. Stream the two tracks below now. Prior to that, System of a Down’s last proper effort was 2005’s Mezmerize and Hyptnotize, companion LPs that came out in May and November respectively. Both albums hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.

Deftones released their last album, Ohms, in 2020. The disc debuted at No. 5 on both the Billboard 200 and UK Albums charts, and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums and UK Rock & Metal Albums charts. Last year, Deftones performed at the inaugural Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada alongside System of a Down.