System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian is riding high with the release of his solo album Harakiri. The album, which debuted yesterday to rave reviews, is overflowing with thought-provoking politics and messages of social responsibility.

Tankian will take the stage at the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ tomorrow (Thursday, July 12th) at 12:30PM PT/3:30PM ET for a live performance and Q&A session. Approximately 300 of his most rabid fans will cram into the small Los Angeles studio to take part in the webcast.

Viewers will enjoy songs off his new forthcoming album Harakiri as well as fan favorites.

The Lebanese-born Armenian-American poet is interested in exposing is what he considers the mass suicide of animals, the concept of which serves as the theme of the Harakiri’s title track. “I love creating relationships between things that don’t have pre-existing relationships,” explains Tankian. “Humor versus the politcal, versus the philosophical versus spiritual…”

“I wasn’t intending on writing another rock record and these songs just started coming to me. And I’m like f**k, I think I have a rock record.”

Tune in to the Red Bull Sound Space Thursday, July 12 at 12:3oPM PT/3:30PM ET.

–Jay Tilles, CBS Radio


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