Disturbed overwhelmed by comeback reaction


Disturbed frontman David Draiman says he’s been overwhelmed by the reaction to their comeback album Immortalized and their subsequent live dates.

And he also reports Disturbed are playing some of the best music of their careers – and says deciding to cover Simon And Garfunkel’s The Sound Of Silence was a “daunting” prospect.

Draiman tells Fight+Music: “It’s been amazing – the fire has been stoked. We’re performing at a level that I personally believe is unprecedented in our careers. The crowds have been amazing, huge.

“We’ve really been overwhelmed throughout the duration of this cycle with the amount of success that we’ve seen. We’re very, very grateful.”

As for their cover of the classic track, which came with Paul Simon’s seal of approval, the singer adds: “We always want to try and take something that was a colossal hit to begin with – something that’s very memorable, something from a thematic standpoint, from a lyrical standpoint – that jives with some of the things we happen to write about.

“It came together so beautifully and so powerfully, there was no way we could have left it off the album.

“When drummer Mike Wengren made the suggestion to cover the song, it was a daunting suggestion – it’s one of the biggest songs of all time, but it was one that immediately resonated with us and we seized the opportunity.”

Disturbed will recommence their live dates in support of ImmortAlized next month, when they’ll play shows across the US. They’ll return to the UK in January for eight concerts.

Disturbed tour dates

Sep 23: Las Vegas Joint, NV
Sep 27: West Valley City Maverick Centre, UT
Sep 28: Colorado Spring World Arena, CO
Sep 30: Des Moines Wells Fargo Arena, IA
Oct 04: Raleigh Red Hat Amphitheater, NC
Oct 05: University Park Bryce Jordan Center, PA
Oct 07: Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, NJ
Oct 08: Huntington Big Sandy Superstore Arena, WV
Oct 09: Reading Santander Arena, PA
Oct 17: Austin Moody Theater, TX
Oct 18: Midland Horseshoe Pavillion, TX
Oct 19: El Paso Speaking Rock Arena, TX
Oct 21: Glendale Gila River Arena, AZ
Jan 10: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Jan 12: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Jan 13: Birmingham Genting Arena
Jan 15: Sheffield Arena
Jan 16: Manchester Arena
Jan 18: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Jan 19: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Jan 21: London O2 Arena

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