Miami has avoided another storm during hurricane season. Thanks to the economic downturn that makes insanely expensive 30-piece-orchestras-backing-up-heavy-metal-singer tours impossible, System Of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian has had to cancel his US tour. That means the 50 folks in South Florida that might have been holding tickets, his October, 9 date at the Fillmore on Miami Beach is cancelled and refunds may be had at the point of purchase.
Note to Serj: In the US, when you lead a chorus that has the words "burning bodies" in it, we wanna hear distorted guitars - not cellos. Sure, Metallica did this gross exercise in musical pomposity(recorded in australia) before you did - but at least they ruined records that had sold millions - whereas you're revisiting a solo record that hasn't gone gold - and the live version (recorded in New Zealand) has probably gone zinc.
Not that having the brass ones to make me wanna dig up Joey Ramone to destroy pomp-rock all over again doesn't have it's charms - but I'm glad you're off my lawn. Now do something nice for your fans and reform System Of A Down.