Serj Tankian has a brand new EP to help, however it’s possible you’ll not see the System of a Down vocalist and solo artist doing in depth touring for a while. Throughout a chat with Steel Injection, the singer revealed that some current well being considerations mixed with little bit of disinterest have him cooling on the thought of huge scale touring for the time being.
The touring speak got here up throughout a dialogue about the opportunity of doing one thing to pay a nod to System of a Down’s Toxicity and Steal This Album anniversaries. After initially shutting down the thought of taking part in Toxicity as a full set as a result of it was too brief, Tankian revealed, “Primarily based on my well being points and form of redundancy in doing the identical factor over and over when it comes to touring, it is one thing I am not very excited by doing presently. Not only for System, for my very own stuff, for orchestra or solo stuff. I simply have not been touring. I additionally had again surgical procedure final 12 months.”
Talking about his well being, he defined, “I’ve acquired sure points that I am getting over which can be well being points which can be affecting my mobility. I imply, I stroll high-quality and I can do stuff and I may carry out. However the journey of a tour actually, actually impacts me at this level. That and, to be trustworthy with you, it is not in my inventive purview, ? So a present right here and there we have carried out and may nonetheless do. However so far as doing a particular factor, it is probably not one thing the place I am at proper now.”
The vocalist additionally spoke of the monotony of a bigger scale tour, explaining, “Whenever you’re doing a full tour, these first two or three reveals are actually thrilling, ? As a result of you have not toured shortly and also you’re taking part in the units. You are on the market and also you’re shifting round and then you definitely acquired the identical set on the fourth present, fifth present, sixth present. By the tenth present, it is fucking, what’s that film? The Invoice Murray one? Groundhog Day. , it turns into Groundhog Day. And you continue to have enjoyable as a result of it is a totally different viewers, totally different metropolis and all that, nevertheless it turns into a bit computerized, mechanical, a bit. And to me, that is redundant artistically. Having one present that is in a particular place, carried out in a particular manner, is extra attention-grabbing.”
So it doesn’t seem that in depth touring is in Tankian’s quick future. That stated, whereas showing on the Kyle Meredith With… podcast, the System of a Down frontman did tease earlier this week about their 2023 plans, “As of now, we’ve not talked about something. We will likely be making an announcement about one thing subsequent 12 months that I can not actually inform you about. So there’s that. However additional than that, I can not actually say.”
For now although, followers can try Tankian’s newest solo work, the Perplex Cities EP that simply arrived. Head right here to learn the way to choose it up.