Scars on Broadway is an American-Armenian rock band, featuring System of a Down members Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan. For live performances the band is joined by Franky Perez, Danny Shamoun, and Dominic Cifarelli.
Following System's hiatus, Malakian announced his latest project — Scars on Broadway — a band which would include System of a Down bassist, Shavo Odadjian, and himself. Ultimately, Odadjian was not involved with the band, and instead System drummer, John Dolmayan became a member.
The band's website featured a countdown timer, counting down to 15:00 PST of March 28, 2008. Additionally, above the timer, in quotation marks was the phrase "They say it's all about to end." When the countdown ended, the song "They Say" was made available on the site. The song is also available for listening on the band's official MySpace page, it is no longer available for free download.
Scars on Broadway played their first live show April 11, 2008 at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA. They have also confirmed to be playing with Metallica at KFMA Day 2008 in Tucson, AZ. On January 22, 2008 Scars on Broadway were announced to be performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 26, 2008. On May 17th of that year, the band also performed at the sixteenth annual KROQ Weenie Roast. Additional tour dates were announced on their official website on the 30th of May .
On May 2, 2008, Scars announced on their official website that their debut album, Scars on Broadway, will be released on the 28th and 29th of July.
Starting from May 28th, 2008, "They Say" is available for purchase at iTunes Music store. On July 20th, 2008, "They Say" was featured as iTunes' Free Single of the Week. On June 20th Scars on Broadway released a teaser for their single "They Say" on a MySpace bulletin. In the teaser, the video is said to premiere soon.
The video for their first single "They Say" premiered on Yahoo's music page on June 27th. The song "Chemicals" was made available to listen to on the band's MySpace page on July 8.
On October 6th, 2008 the band announced that they were cancelling their North American tour. Daron Malakian concluded that "his heart wasn't into" the tour.
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