Aw yeah, it’s not even Christmas and we’re already thinking about Soundwave! And here’s the news loads of likeminded peeps have been waiting for: the System Of A Down sideshow announcment.

After all the *ahem* setbacks that plagued the Soundwave brand with the Soundwave Revolution debacle this year, the industry were on tenterhooks when the Soundwave 2012 announcement was made on triple j shortly after. What a doozy it is – and with System Of A Down leading the fray, it’s gonna be one frantic day of music. Fingers crossed.

As the headliners for the 2012 Soundwave Festival, System Of A Down will be bringing their frenetic and brutal live assault to Sydney and Melbourne for two headline sideshows only. Tickets go on sale Thursday 1 December, 9am.

TUESDAY 28 FEBRUARY SYDNEY, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – Buy tickets

WEDNESDAY 29 FEBRUARY MELBOURNE, ROD LAVER ARENA – Buy tickets