September 11, 2012 - 12:03 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The San Francisco Bay Area Armenian National Committee has teamed up with Serj Tankian and Viza to give away tickets to the September 24 Serj Tankian / Viza concert in San Francisco. The tickets will be given away September 14-16, during the 55th annual St. Gregory Armenian Church Bazaar and Food Festival, Asbarez reports.
“We are very thankful to Serj Tankian and VIZA for their generosity in providing concert tickets and other items to engage a new generation in helping advance the Armenian Cause,” said Armen Carapetian, chairman of ANC-SF.
Serj Tankian, formerly the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning rock band System of a Down, released his third solo album, Harakiri, on July 10th. It is the follow up to 2010’s critically acclaimed Imperfect Harmonies. As with 2007’s Elect the Dead and Imperfect Harmonies, Tankian produced Harakiri at his home studio in Los Angeles.
“I used the Apple iPad as a songwriting instrument to sketch out three of the songs on the record” said Tankian. “We must trick ourselves into writing in different ways to get unexpected results.”
Tankian will be joined by Los Angeles-based band VIZA on his Harakiri Tour 2012. VIZA has released four albums and an award-winning music video. In VIZA’s “De Facto” and “Eros” albums, the music is a blend of Armenian, Russian and Greek traditions, along with rock and dance. In the album, “Made in Chernobyl,” Russian and Eastern European styles and themes take center stage. VIZA describes itself as “a passport into a musical endeavor that touches its conspirators, cultural, spiritual, and literal influences, while translating them into a perfect balance of old world nostalgia, modern experimentation and social revival.” In August 2010, Viza was the opening act for Serj Tankian’s “Imperfect Harmonies” tour in Yerevan and several Eruropean cities.