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Disturbed’s David Draiman meets his match in Manchester

David Draiman (Image credit: Per Ole Hagen/Redferns - Getty)

Disturbed (opens in new tab) wrapped up their UK and European tour this week with a set at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.

They’ve been on the road in support of their latest studio album Evolution, which was released in October 2018 – and fans thought they were seeing double in the UK city on Wednesday night, when frontman David Draiman (opens in new tab) invited a lookalike on to the stage.

The fan’s name is Carlos Pau-Real, and Disturbed later posted a series of pictures across social media of Carlos standing beside Draiman with the caption: “Will the real David Draiman please stand up?”

Carlos also posted a shot of him and the vocalist side by side on Facebook, while video footage of the moment has also appeared online.

Speaking to the crowd, Draiman said: “I couldn’t help but notice him in the crowd in London. The funniest thing in the world was there were a bunch of people in the crowd that actually thought he was me, to the extent that they took pictures with him, and he took pictures with them!"

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The next leg of Disturbed’s Evolution tour will get under way next month (opens in new tab) when they visit Estonia on June 10.

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