Disturbed frontman David Draiman said in a recent interview with ESPN Radio that he is “very much” looking forward to the band’s upcoming North American headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off next Wednesday (January 9th) in San Diego.
Draiman revealed, “This upcoming touring cycle is gonna be really like playtime for us. We’ve been very, very looking forward to it. The longest sets of our career spanning our entire discography. We’ll be on stage for about two hours each night. Different dynamics and elements from a live perspective that Disturbed fans have never seen from us before. Really a theatric and just action-packed kind of evening.”
The singer added, “We wanted to finally have the opportunity to do a show like this, to take the kind of time that we wanna take and give the audience as much of an evening with Disturbed as possible.”
Draiman told us a while back he’s got a strict regiment to keep his voice in good shape: [“I’ve gone through a lot of training to try and figure out how to do what I do without hurting myself. It doesn’t always work, but 90 percent of the time hopefully it does. Part of what makes me who I am is the tonality of the voice, and I’m trying to still be able to push and expand my range without losing too much of that tonality. So it’s a challenge, it’s kind of on the razor’s edge.”] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . the razor’s edge.)
Disturbed released its seventh studio album, titled Evolution, last October. The disc includes the first single and video, “Are You Ready,” plus “A Reason To Fight” and “The Best Ones Lie.”
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DID YOU KNOW?
- Draiman recently revealed that Disturbed will no longer tour as often as it has in the past, explaining, “We’re all older, we all have families, we all have commitments outside of the band, so we’re trying to re-evaluate how we do what we do so that we can balance everything. And that means that we won’t be back around as often.”
- Disturbed will be the musical guest on the Thursday, January 10th episode of ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band will perform several songs on the show’s outdoor stage in front of what is expected to be a standing-room-only crowd. The program airs at 11:35 p.m.