From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Disturbed is made up of members Dan Donegan (Guitar), Mike Wengren(Drums), Fuzz(bass), and David Draiman(vocals). The band started by playing clubs on the south side of Chicago. One short demo tape later and Disturbed was well on it's way.
The beginning was short, before long they were sharing the stage with hometown heroes, Ministry. Disturbed has since played acts such as the Ozzfest, and scored the theme music to WWF superstar 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.
Disturbed's brute force is unquestionable, yet there's a murderous intelligence at work behind such songs as "Down With the Sickness" that will make the most jaded, veteran head-banger cast a wary, nervous gaze in their direction.
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Chicago based rockers Disturbed has confirmed that they will be releasing the song, "The Night" as their next single from their chart topping album, "Indestructible." They expect to film a music video for the song in January.
Taproot has announced several tour dates beginning at the end of the month.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 28 - Traverse City, MI @ Streeters
November 29 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
December 1 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
December 2 - Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
December 4 - Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
December 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
December 6 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
December 12 - Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center w/ Disturbed
December 27 - Ft. Myers, FL @ Ricochet w/ Sevendust
December 28 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz w/ Sevendust
December 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution w/ Sevendust
Chicago based rockers Disturbed has added tour dates in the States to their growing schedule.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 23 - Rochester, MN @ Mayo Civic Auditorium
November 25 - Brookings, SD @ Swiftel Center
November 26 - Bismark, SD @ Bismark Civic Center
November 28 - Great Falls, MT @ Four Seasons Arena
November 29 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
December 8 - Grand Forks, ND @ The Club at Alerus Center
December 10 - Keamey, NE @ FirsTier Event Center
December 16 - St. Louis, MO @ KPNT/St. Louis Disturbed Radio Show
Disturbed fans in the U.K. will have the chance to meet the band on October 5th at the Zavvi store in London's Oxford Street outlet.
The band are currently on tour in the United Kingdom and has also just released a digital only EP containing live versions of some of their most well songs.
Disturbed has announced that they will release a live EP entitled "Live & Indestructible" via iTunes on September 30th.
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Inside The Fire (live from Deep Rock Drive)
2. Stricken (live from Deep Rock Drive)
3. Stupify (live from Deep Rock Drive)
4. Indestructible (Music Video)
Disturbed will launch their fouth Music As A Weapon tour next year, although no bands have been confirmed for the tour yet.
Chacago rockers Disturbed has posted the video online for the title track from their latest album, "Indestructible." You can check it out at their official website. You can also check out new photos from the road and more on the site.
Chicago hard rockers Disturbed have released the initial list of tour dates for their European trek this October. Tickets go on pre-sale at 10am on Wednesday 29th July.
Tour dates are as follows:
4 Oct - London - Brixton Academy
6 Oct - Manchester - Apollo
7 Oct - Glasgow - Academy
8 Oct - Nottingham - Rock City
10 Oct - Birmingham - Academy
11 Oct - Brussels - Ancienne Belgique
13 Oct - Amsterdam - HMH
14 Oct - Hamburg - The Docks
15 Oct - Hamburg - The Docks
17 Oct - Berlin - Columbiahalle
18 Oct - Dusseldorf - Philipshalle
20 Oct - Munich - Zenith
21 Oct - Leipzig - HausAuensee
23 Oct - Vienna - Gasometer
24 Oct - Zurich - Volkhaus
26 Oct - Karlsruhe - Europahalle
28 Oct - Copenhagen - KB Hall
29 Oct - Oslo - Rockefeller
31 Oct - Stockholm - Arenan
2 Nov - Helsinki - Old Ice Hall
The promoters of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour have posted the following message:
"Due to Northern California wild-fires, July 11th (Sacramento) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Performance Rescheduled to Monday July 14th
"Concerned for the health and safety of our patrons, performers and employees, Live Nation announces a date change for Sacramento's scheduled Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival at The Sleep Train Amphitheater. The air quality and temperature are expected to improve by end of weekend, allowing for the event to be moved to Monday, July 14th and show time will remain 1:30pm. Tickets purchased for Friday, July 11th will be honored.
"As we enter the second week of wild fires, and the recent 100+ degree temperatures, it is in the best interest of all involved that the tour date be rescheduled as conditions are expected to improve over the weekend. A variety of city and county officials have urged area residents to avoid long-term exposure to the outdoors and limit outdoor recreational activities."
"We sincerely regret this unavoidable cancellation and apologize to fans for any disappointment caused," says tour co-founder John Reese. "And while we're thankful that the show can take place on Monday, our thoughts are with the families in this area during this difficult time. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase." More...
Disturbed will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in support of their latest effort, "Indestructible." Joining them on tour will be P.O.D. (except for the Perth and Adelaide shows), Alter Bridge, Behind Crimson Eyes (Australian shows only) and Redline (New Zealand shows only).
Having been around for 12 years and selling more than 10 million albums worldwide, "Indestructable" debuted at number 1 on the Billboard, ARIA and RIANZ charts locally.
P.O.D is supporting their newest release, "When Angels and Serpents Dance."
Tickets for the following tour dates go on sale Thursday, July 10th.
Here are Disturbed's latest Australian and New Zealand tour dates: More...
Revelation Theory’s sophomore effort, "Light It Up," sold 10,197 copies to debuti at No. 74 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Disturbed's "Indestructible" managed to move 100,000 more units in its second week to grab the #5 spot.
Chicago hard rockers Disturbed have debuted at number 1 for the third time in a row with their new album "Indestructible." The band pulled this feat in 2002 with their second album "Believe" and then again in 2005 with their third offering "Ten Thousand Fists." "Indestructible" has sold 253,000 copies since its release last week.
Three fans with a handheld video camera documented their trip to see Dragonforce in Houston, TX. The resulting “rockumentary” is portrait of adolesence and fandom. You probably don’t need to watch more than a few seconds of this to get the idea, but the point at 5:42 where one kid shows us “the hand that touched Herman Li” and another excitedly details how keyboardist Vadim Pruzhanov wrapped his arm around his shoulders is AMAZING. The "rockumentary" can be found entitled "On Fandom" at the following location: http://www.thedeciblog.com/ More...
Last week, something big happened at DeepRockDrive. As part of the Pepsi Free Concert Series, Deep Rock Drive hosted their first multi-platinum artist, DISTURBED. During this first of it’s kind event, some very interesting and exciting events came to pass.
DISTURBED fans were treated to a full concert performance in High Definition, full interactivity and no one standing in front of them, blocking their view. Every fan in attendance had a front row seat and a back stage pass.
Over 10,000 people showed up online to participate in the show. The technical team at Deep Rock Drive had expected that, too, since the initial batch of virtual tickets sold out quickly they had to add servers to their datacenter to handle extra capacity for more online fans.
“What blew us away completely what the unimaginable frenzy of interactivity that emerged during the show. It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, because we’ve built a a live experience that is truly fun. When you give passionate fans the tools to interact directly with an artist like DISTURBED, of course they’re going to use them. But in just over 60 minutes, they used them at a rate that astounded us in the best of ways…” – Jeff Henshaw- Deep Rock Drive
* Over 1,300,000 interactive events took place during the show.
* Fans shouted out their thoughts, in freeform text, over 350,000 times.
* Fans threw “Emotapplause” animations onto the display screen wrapping DISTURBED’s stage over 915,000 times. There were peaks of over 1,100 Emotapplause per second!
* When it came time to vote for an encore, over 5,000 people cast a vote in less than 10 seconds.
* It must be OK to be fashionably late, because over 2,000 people grabbed tickets and rushed the virtual doors halfway through the show!
* DeepRockDrive’s virtual venue filled with fans from 71 countries around the world. That’s over a third of all the countries that exist (this has happened at two shows now).
DISTURBED fans from around the world got an entirely new perspective on what a live concert can be like when fans get to interact with artists.
Disturbed will play their first ever on-line, interactive show tonight, at 10pm ET on May 29th at DeepRockDrive. The band recently sat down and talked about the upcoming show and their excitement about playing to a global audience that is able to interact with them in real time. Thanks to overwhelming demand to see Disturbed perform, DeepRockDrive announced that they have doubled the capacity for online tickets. You can get your free tickets to this online event here.
Revolver reporter Brian Stillman has posted the first part of his exclusive behind-the-scenes video of his trip to Kuwait to hang with Disturbed as they played a one-time-only free concert for U.S. Troops. Head over to RevolverMag.com (on the home page) to watch as the guys take part in high-tech training exercises, hang with U.S. servicemen and women, and sound-check for their historic concert. Further installments will be coming soon.
Last week, Australia's Beat magazine ran an article on New Jersey's Dillinger Escape Plan, in which guitarist Ben Weinman said he'd once witnessed one of Disturbed's soundchecks and that they were "practicing where they were going to walk and when they were going to put their leg up on the monitor and pose. That was weird for us. There are times where I don't even know where I am."
Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan responded to Weinman's statements in an interivew with MTV.com. "I never even remember meeting these guys, and I think we know anybody that's even in the room during our soundchecks, so that's shocking to me, because I would think that we would have met them if they were standing there during our soundcheck," Donegan said. "That's funny. When we do a bigger production, there may be certain lighting cues for certain highlights of the show, but I wouldn't call it 'posing,' just a cue for our lighting guy, so he can add more drama to the set. If [Dillinger] sold some records, and were at the level we're at, maybe they'd see that, for bands like Kiss and Metallica, there are certain highlight points during a set that you want to focus on. If I'm going to go over to one spot and do a guitar solo, my lighting guy may need to know that, so he can focus in on that.
"If that's posing, then so be it," the guitarist continued. "To me, I don't think we talk about when we're going to put our foot up on a monitor. That's just silly. It's a natural thing we do. Those guys can say whatever they want. If that's supposed to be a jab at us, am I offended? I don't give a shit. If they're saying it because they're haters, why? Because we sell millions of records and lots of tickets? It sounds more like jealousy to me."
Read the full article at MTV.com.
Chicago based rockers Disturbed have posted an alternate video to their latest single "Inside The Fire" online. You can view it below.
The new album "Indestructible" is scheduled to be released on June 3rd. More...
Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman spoke with Australia's Beat magazine about how astonished the band was after seeing Disturbed soundchecking before a show in England. Weinman said that the Chicago rockers were "practicing where they were going to walk and when they were going to put their leg up on the monitor and pose. That was weird for us. There are times where I don't even know where I am."
Regarding that on-stage mayhem, Weinman said, "We've always been a band that has an element of unpredictability. At the same time, there's a lot of people who think our music is just noise. But everything we do has a purpose and has a meaning." Read more.
Read the full article at Beat Magazine.
Disturbed are to feature on the first online concert venue, DeepRockDrive on May 29th. Fans will be able to interact with the band with the band whilst they perform their set. "Tickets" are limited and supplied on a first come, first serve basis and can be ordered here.
Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.
The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.
Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.
Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...