Serj Tankian, until 2007 primarily known as the lead vocalist of metal band System of a Down, will perform two live concerts in Poland: one in Warsaw on October 11 and one in Gdańsk on the following day. His Warsaw performance will be held in Sala Kongresowa, which can hold an audience of 2,880. The Gdańsk concert will take place in Ergo Arena, which can hold as many as 15,000. Mr Tankian will be accompanied by a symphonic orchestra.
Mr Tankian is not only an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, but also a talented composer and producer. His powerful, opera-like vocals and unconventional persona have helped him win a Grammy award, which he received with System of a Down in 2006 for their song “B.Y.O.B.”
His first solo album, “Elect the Dead” was released in 2007 and combined progressive metal sounds with a string section. His second solo project, “Imperfect Harmonies,” released in 2010, added influences from jazz and electronica. In 2012 Mr Tankian released his third solo album, “Harakiri.”
This year, however, has been particularly prolific for the musician. He has already completed two projects: the orchestral “Orca” and a jazz album titled “Jazz-Iz-Christ.” His latest project, the electronically infused “Fuktronic” is also expected to be released in 2013.
Orca is structured into four acts and comprises influences of both early-20th century composers like Ennio Morricone, as well as those of modern musicians, such as Philip Glass.
The Armenian-American musician, born in 1967 in Lebanon, moved to Los Angeles, California with his family at the age of five. Apart from musical interests, he is also a poet and a political activist. For his contribution to the recognition of the Armenian genocide he was awarded the Armenian Prime Minister’s Medal in 2011.
Ticket prices start at
zł.130 (Gdańsk concert) and
zł.135 (Warsaw concert)
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