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Daron Malakian Cancels Scars On Broadway Tour, TV Appearance

October 6, 2008 4:07 PM ET

Scars On Broadway have canceled their North American tour after singer/guitarist Daron Malakian decided "his heart wasn't into touring" with the side project, the band said in a statement. The collaboration between Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan had planned to embark on their tour on October 19th, but the trek, and the duo's Jimmy Kimmel Live performance on October 14th, have both been canceled with no plans for rescheduling. With the Scars tour off, rumors are already circulating that this move might foreshadow a reunion for System Of A Down, as the band was in hiatus as Malakian and Serj Tankian both pursued extracurricular musical activities.

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