World culture and hard rock will find middle ground soon – according to ‘The Pulse Of Radio,’ System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian will be a guest on the May 20 episode of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN series “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”
According to the official plot description, “The two will embark on a tour of Armenia with historian Richard Giragosian. They will take a wide-angle look at the culture and history of this country… Breaking bread with Tankian at the restaurant Dolmama in Yerevan, during dinners with locals, the host explores the native and diaspora Armenian populations’ survival and achievements against the odds.”
Tankian offered the following comments in post and a photo of him and Bourdain: “So I guess the cats out of the bag about my trip to Armenia last year. Pictured next to me is one cool cat named @anthonybourdain. Catch us on his show @partsunknowncnn on May 20 on @cnn as we cruise around Armenia in a sweet black Volga.”
In news concerning the band, System Of A Down earlier this week, announced its first U.S. shows in three years, a five-date run starting October 13 in San Bernardino, CA and ending on October 19 in Las Vegas, NV. They have toured sporadically since reuniting in 2010 after a five-year hiatus, although it’s been 13 years since they’ve released new music.
“Parts Unknown” features Bourdain as he explores the world to, “eat and drink with people without fear and prejudice.” Bourdain is a chef and best-selling author.