As I’m sure all System of a Down fans already know, yesterday SOAD frontman Serj Tankian released his third solo effort, Harakiri, and today the official video for the title track was released on YouTube. “‘Harakiri,’ an infectious celebration of our collective unconscious suicide” explains Tankian on the meaning behind his new album. “The message here is as important as the music as seen on the video for the title track – hear it, see it, post it, share it, love it, hate it, own it. We raped the earth yet don’t know why it strikes. Children outcry grandfather sky.”

Tankian will be performing the track on the Bud Light Outdoor Stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight (ABC 12pm/11pm CS), so be sure to check that out. He is also confirmed to be part of Slipknot’s Knotfest August 16th and 17th, and he’ll be joining his band System of a Down to perform a handful of dates in August (see below for specifics).

Serj Tankian Events/Tour Dates:

07/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage
07/12 – Los Angeles, CA – KROQ Red Bull Sound Space
08/16 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid-America Motor Complex – KNOTFEST
08/17 – Minneapolis, MN – Somerset Amphitheatre – KNOTFEST

System Of A Down Tour Dates:

08/02 – Philadelphia, PA – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/04 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/05 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08/07 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center Arena
08/09 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
08/11 – Montreal, QC – Heavy Metal Festival Parterre @ Parc Jean Drapeau
08/12 – Toronto, ON – Heavy Metal Festival Downsview Park
08/14 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Amphitheater
08/15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena

For more info:

Serj Tankian’s Official Website