System Of A Down have cancelled their in-store performance on Tuesday, September 4th, at the Tower Records in Los Angeles, CA.
(editor note: Shoutweb contributors were assaulted by police officers while attempting to flee the premises. The tense situation was fueled by lack of security, over promotion of the event and an inappropriate setting for the concert (a giant parking lot). The overcrowding of the parking lot and surrounding areas, which included fans scaling fences directly behind the stage, lead to a situation where the band could not feasibly play. No official announcement was made about the band canceling the performance, only the banner was taken down and the small amount of security attempted to disband the crowd. Many of the people who rushed the stage, who stole the band's equipment, were wearing System Of A Down shirts. One has to ask if these are really fans.)