Disturbed Announce First Australian Tour In Five Years
American heavy metal outfit Disturbed are bringing their sickness to Australian shores in November, playing most capital cities. Being schedule to headline the 2016 Soundwave (axed) festival, this is great news for Australian heavy fans.
Following reports of vocalist David Draiman’s battle with depression and disillusionment with the music industry, the band went on a hiatus in 2011. The veteran outfit are now back with having recently gained some mainstream radio success with their version of Simon & Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence from their 2015 album ‘Immortalized’.
The cover features Draiman’s unique strong oscillated voice and a more orchestral sound, featuring timpani’s and a strong string section, compared from the 1964 guitar and vocal soft folk ballad. From their breakout debut album in 2000 ‘The Sickness’ to their 2015 studio album ‘Immortalized’ the band have maintained their unique head-bang worthy sound throughout the years.
One young fan (Logan) during Disturbed’s performance in Houston, America, was celebrating his twelfth birthday when he got invited onstage by Draiman. The boy was given a pair of Disturbed drumsticks, a shirt, and without a doubt an awesome feeling for his first concert ever.
Watch Logan onstage HERE
After the young boy was placed back into the audience Draiman added, “I love that Disturbed concerts have suddenly become family friendly. But you know what, there may be a little bit of profanity that goes on here, there may be some heavy sorts of subject matter that are discussed in these songs, but I don’t find that offensive do you?
“I think that war and terrorism and pain and suffering and theft and greed are far more offensive than anything you’re going to see here tonight. Turn on the news for five minutes and I guarantee you you’ll find something that is offensive. Here, we’re all about everyone leaving this building feeling stronger than they did when they came in,” Draiman said.
The tour is Disturbed’s first visit to Australia since 2011, so grab your tickets asap!
Disturbed 2016 Australian Tour
WED 9 NOV
HBF Stadium, Perth
SAT 12 NOV
Margaret Cour Arena, Melbourne
SUN 13 NOV
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
TUE 15 NOV
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Get Tickets HERE