Serj Tankian’s ‘I Am Serj’ App Free to Download 8/17 through 8/24
Serj Tankian's custom iOs application, "I Am Serj" will be free to download globally for one week, beginning this Friday, August 17th. Tankian originally released the application in July in conjunction with his third album, 'Harakiri.' Warner Bros. Records teamed up with the creators of popular beat making app IAmBeatBox to put it out. "I Am Serj" which is available for iPad,iPhone and iPod Touch, gives fans the ability to rework, remix and create their own music utilizing the new songs that appear on Harakiri.
Serj used the IAmBeatBox app to help sketch a couple songs off his new album and liked the iPad experience so much, he felt compelled to reach out to IAmBeatBox to see if they'd be into making one specifically for him. "iAmBeatBox and all the Savage I Am apps have created an innovative way to sketch out music using beats and samples on the iPad" explains Serj. "I used the programs to sketch out 3 of the songs from Harakiri and am excited about launching my own app with them titled, I Am Serj, utilizing the music from Harakiri, my new solo record."
The I Am Serj app takes the same app engine used for IAmBeatBox and fills it with loops and samples from all of Serj's solo records allowing people to create their own remixes of Serj's music utilizing the features and interface that iAmBeatBox has. You can get more info on the general app here.
'Harakiri' is the third solo album by Serj Tankian and came out physically and digitally on July 10th via Reprise Records/Serjical Strike. Harakiri is getting all kinds of love from the press. Revolver raves "Harakiri proves that Serj Tankian is not just one of the best vocalists in rock and metal, but one of the most passionate and provocative artists at work today" while Alternative Press gushes that "Harakiri easily contains the best music released under the vocalist's name."
Serj Tankian will begin his solo North America Tour next month with subsequent dates in Europe throughout fall. A full list of confirmed dates is below.
Confirmed Serj Tankian North American Tour Dates:
Sept. 19 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
Sept. 20 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sept. 21 Seattle,WA Showbox at the Market
Sept. 24 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Sept. 26 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Sept. 27 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Sept. 28 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Confirmed Serj Tankian European Tour Dates:
Oct. 7 London, UK 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
Oct. 8 Manchester, UK Academy
Oct. 10 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Oct. 12 Hamburg, Germany Grosse Freiheit
Oct. 13 Amsterdam, Holland Paradiso
Oct. 15 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
Oct. 16 Munich, Germany Tonhalle
Oct. 18 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
Oct. 19 Paris, France Zenith
Oct. 21 Oberhausen, Germany Turbinehalle
Oct. 22 Luxembourg, Luxembourg den Atelier
Oct. 24 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Hall
Oct. 25 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
Check Out 'I Am Serj' Video Demonstration