PHOTO CREDIT RAFA ALCANTARA
Multi-platinum rock band DISTURBED continue their campaign to raise mental health awareness and have teamed with iHeartRadio for a radio special about the stigma of addiction, depression and PTSD. The show, which featured Disturbed lead vocalist David Draiman and Dan Donegan, along with spokespeople from mental health organizations Camp Hope, 22 Kill and NAMI, can be heard HERE.
The two-time Grammy nominated band (rounded out by drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer) have been making headlines for their awareness-raising efforts, which includes a recently released inspirational companion video for their No. 1 rock radio hit, “A Reason To Fight,” which can be seen HERE.
The band has also invited fans to join the conversation and show others they’re not alone in the fight via the “You Are Not Alone” initiative: https://disturbed.lnk.to/youarenotalone
They’ve also launched a “Fighter of the Month” campaign, honoring those who have shown strength, character and fight, as nominated by their peers. More info at http://www.disturbed1.com/fighterofthemonth
On the iHeart show, Draiman discussed the importance of keeping “A Reason To Fight” in their nightly set list: “There isn’t a single night that goes by where we perform this song where I’m not, even now, driven to the point of very, very intense emotion,” he said. “It brings back a flood of memories, it brings back all the pictures in your head of all the people you’ve lost that were so close to you and meant so much to you.”
Disturbed is touring in support of new album Evolution (Reprise Records), which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, as well as No. 4 on the Billboard 200. They’re currently in the midst of an international run, though they did recently come home for show-stealing performances in Columbus (Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest) and Oklahoma (Rocklahoma). Upcoming dates include shows in Russia, Poland, Israel, Prague, Athens and more (see itinerary below).
Simply put, DISTURBED are one of the most successful rock bands in modern history. The multiplatinum-selling quartet accomplished the rare feat of achieving five consecutive number one debuts on the Billboard Top 200. That accolade historically elevated them to rarified air alongside Metallica, the only other hard rock group to do so in the history of the chart. Immortalized (2015) received a platinum certification and spawned the triple-platinum crossover smash “The Sound of Silence,” which garnered a nomination at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards in the category of “Best Rock Performance.” Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold 16 million albums globally and scored twelve No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut, The Sickness, formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by subsequent GRAMMY® Award nominations as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records, as well as countless sold-out shows around the globe. Named “Best Rock Artist” during the 2017 iHeartRadioMusic Awards, Disturbed continue to boldly forge ahead with the release of their aptly titled seventh offering, Evolution.
Upcoming dates for Disturbed’s international tour are as follows:
Friday, June 7 – Solvesborg, SE – Sweden Rock Fest*
Saturday, June 8 – Helsinki, FI – RockFest*
Mon. June 10 – Tallinn, ES at Saku Suurhall
Wed. June 12 – St. Petersburg, RU at Yubileyny Sports Palace (also listed as Yubi Arena)
Fri. June 14 – Yekaterinburg, RU at Tele Club
Sun. June 16 – Moscow, RU at VTB Arena
Tue. June 18 – Kiev, UA at Stereo Plaza
Thurs. June 20 – Warsaw, PO at Torwar Hall
Sat. June 22 – Dessel, BE at Graspoop Metal Meeting Festival
Mon. June 24 – Prague, CZ at Mala Sportovni Hala
Tues. June 25 – Budapest, HU at Budapest Park
Thurs. June 27 – Bucharest, RO at Arenele Romane
Fri. June 28 – Plovdiv, BG at Hills of Rock Festival*
Sun. June 30 – Athens, GR at Water Plaza
Tues. July 2 –Israel at Live Park Rishon Lezion