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Deftones and System of a Down Announce Headlining Show at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park This Summer

The Mars Volta, Viagra Boys and VOWWS will open for the nu metal legends in one of California's most iconic parks.

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Deftones and System of a Down will play San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday, Aug. 17.

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California is the birthplace of nu metal, so it should be a special night when two of the genre's most iconic bands perform in one of the state's most beloved parks.

Deftones and System of a Down are coming to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday, Aug. 17. The one-off show will include support from the Mars Volta, Viagra Boys and VOWWS.

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The Mars Volta, Viagra Boys and VOWWS will open for the nu metal icons.

Both headliners announced the concert in a series of social media posts on Tuesday, April 9.

"Join us for a historic night in San Francisco," System of a Down said on Instagram.

Presale tickets will be available at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, April 12. Fans can get access by joining either headliner's mailing list. The general public will be able to buy tickets at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, April 12. General admission tickets will start at $169 and VIP tickets will go for $399.

This will be the first after-dark concert in Golden Gate Park, which was the seventh most popular urban recreational area in the U.S. last year, National Geographic reported.

Concerts have been hosted in the park since 1967. Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Neil Young have all played there over the past 55 years.

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The Golden Gate Park performance will be System of a Down's only concert this year aside from their appearance at the Sick New World Festival in Las Vegas.

Deftones have a few upcoming festival slots. They'll play two Coachella shows ahead of appearances at Chicago's Lollapalooza and Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival. They'll also play a sold out show in Madrid this May.

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The show will be System of a Down's only appearance this year aside from their slot at Sick New World.

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Nu metal fans in Southern California have their own historic concert to look forward to this autumn.

Korn will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its self-titled studio debut at the BMO Stadium in Los Angeles on Oct. 5.

The show will also include support from System of a Down member Daron Malakian's band Scars On Broadway, Evanescence, Gojira,, Spiritbox and Vended. That will be part of Korn's broader North American tour set to begin in September.

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General admission tickets will start at $169.

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Check out a full list of those upcoming dates below:

Sept. 12 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sept. 14 - West Palm Beach, FL - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Sept. 16 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Sept. 18 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion

Sept. 20 - Camden, NJ - Freedom Mortgage Pavilion

Sept. 21 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center

Sept. 23 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center

Sept. 25 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage

Sept. 27 - Detroit, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre

Sept. 28 - Chicago, IL - Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre

Sept. 29 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life

Oct. 02 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater

Oct. 03 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

Oct. 05 - Los Angeles, CA - BMO Stadium

Oct. 06 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

Oct. 08 - Portland, OR - Moda Center

Oct. 10 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome

Oct. 12 - Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre

Oct. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Center

Oct. 16 - Denver, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre

Oct. 18 - Kansas City, MO - T-Mobile Center

Oct. 20 - Houston, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Oct. 21 - San Antonio, TX - Frost Bank Center

Oct. 23 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center

Oct. 25 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center

Oct. 27 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center


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