Monday was off to a good start if you were a Disturbed fan because it was only a short time ago that the band announced the second leg of their “Evolution” Tour. Read on down through the full press release and mark down the dates that are happening near you.
The Press Release:
After kicking off the year with a North American tour that saw them playing to more than 200,000 frenzied fans, 2-time Grammy nominees DISTURBED have announced a much-anticipated second leg of arena shows set to begin July 21st at the Mankato Civic Center in Mankato, MN. Select shows on the tour will feature special guests Pop Evil or In This Moment (see itinerary below for specific dates/info).
Tickets for Disturbed’s tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 29th at 10:00AM local time at http://www.disturbed1.com/tour. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour, and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 27th at 10:00AM local time until Thursday, March 28th at 10:00PM local time. Every ticket purchased online for Disturbed includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the band’s latest album, Evolution. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available.
Disturbed is touring in support of new album Evolution (Reprise Records), which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, as well as No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
Since launching the tour back in January with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Disturbed (vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer) has drawn rave reviews for their emotionally powerful live show, with critics pointing out the band’s uplifting messages and the many moving moments that take place during their nightly set, including a tribute to the late Chester Bennington and Pantera’s Vinnie Paul and a call to help those in need who are battling addiction and depression – click HERE to watch Rafa Alcantara-directed clip with some of the tour’s highlights.
What The Press Is Saying About Disturbed’s Live Show:
“…A positive uplifting concert” – “one of the best rock shows ever at the [Pinnacle Bank] Arena.” – Lincoln Journal Star
“a unique night where the arena felt fully alive due to the bond between band and fans.” – The Times
“Disturbed has become quite adept at being an arena rock band,” and called the band “a well-oiled big rock production with pyro, a mini-stage they use for an acoustic set and solos for all the musicians in the group. It’s the type of big rock show you only see a few times a year at Toyota Center, even rarer from acts that had a hit after the year 2000.” – Houston Press
“Nineteen years into what’s been a mostly chart-topping recording career, the Chicago-formed group remains a prototype of what can be right about the its genre. During [their] two-hour, 19-song show Disturbed mixed its brand of brawn with musical sophistication and also showed just as much heart with a deeply felt message that, at appropriate times, even quieted the headbangers into intent listening. Disturbed has clearly, as its latest album title boasts, evolved during nearly two decades, and clearly for the better.” – Oakland Press
“Classifying Disturbed as anything less than one of the biggest rock bands in the world is a rookie mistake. With hits that span all the way from the percussive growls of ‘Down With The Sickness’ to the lasting message of acoustic ballads like ‘A Reason To Fight,’ their range and depth is hard to deny. Even after diving into the calming thrill of acoustic songs and proving their versatility with Evolution, the Chicago rockers are staying true to their roots with a theatric performance decorated by stunning pyrotechnics, expert stage presences and booming vocals.” – Radio.com
Evolution’s success has been fueled by overwhelming fan response to tracks like blockbuster lead single “Are You Ready” (which has over 19 million Spotify streams and a companion video with more than 11 million YouTube views) and the lyrically poignant “A Reason To Fight (almost 10 million Spotify streams and close to 9 million YouTube views). The latter was directed by Matt Mahurin (U2, Metallica), who previously collaborated with the band on the clip for their GRAMMY® nominated rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” a video that has over 504 million YouTube views to date.
A deluxe version of the album—which includes a live version of “The Sound of Silence” featuring Alter Bridge/Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy—can be heard in its entirety by clicking HERE.
Prior to the upcoming North American tour, Disturbed will head overseas for an international run that kicks off April 18th at La Riviera in Madrid, then travels to Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, France, London, Glasgow and Manchester. They come back home for festival shows in Columbus (Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest) and Oklahoma (Rocklahoma), then back overseas for another slew of dates, including multiple concerts in Russia. Click HERE for the full itinerary.
The Tour Dates:
July 21: Mankato, MN @ Mankato Civic Center^
July 23: Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place^
July 24: Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre^
July 28: Billings, MT @ Rimrock Auto Arena^
July 30: Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena^
July 31: Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena*
August 2: Auburn, WA @White River Amphitheatre*
August 3: Portland, OR @Moda Center*
August 6: Sturgis, SD @Sturgis Buffalo Chip%
September 19: Estero, FL @ Hertz Arena*
September 21: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena*
September 22: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center*
September 24: Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
September 25: Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
September 27: Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
October 1: Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center
October 2: Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center*
October 4: Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center*
October 5: Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza*
October 7: Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum*
October 9: Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
October 11: St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena*
^ Pop Evil supporting; * In This Moment supporting; % festival
About Disturbed: Simply put, DISTURBED are one of the most successful rock bands in modern history. The multiplatinum-selling quartet accomplished the rare feat of achieving five consecutive number one debuts on the Billboard Top 200. That accolade historically elevated them to rarified air alongside Metallica, the only other hard rock group to do so in the history of the chart. Immortalized (2015) received a platinum certification and spawned the triple-platinum crossover smash “The Sound of Silence,” which garnered a nomination at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards in the category of “Best Rock Performance.” Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold 16 million albums globally and scored twelve No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut, The Sickness, formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by subsequent GRAMMY® Award nominations as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records, as well as countless sold-out shows around the globe. Named “Best Rock Artist” during the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Disturbed continue to boldly forge ahead with the release of their aptly titled seventh offering, Evolution.
About In This Moment: In This Moment’s latest album, Ritual, arrived in July 2017 on the back of the Top 10 single “Oh Lord.” The album landed at #1 on the Hard Music Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart, #9 on the Top Current Albums Chart, #10 on the Digital Albums Chart, and #23 on the Top 200. The critically lauded album also included the hit singles “Roots” and “Black Wedding,” the latter featuring an assist from Judas Priest’s Rob Halford. Known worldwide for their dramatic and cinematic live performances, In This Moment have received rapturous praise in a range of national outlets and are planning to release new music this year.
About Pop Evil: Pop Evil released their fifth (and first-ever self-titled) album last year via Entertainment One. Produced by Kato Khandwala, POP EVIL came out of the gate strong with “Waking Lions” hitting #1 on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart in the U.S., their fifth #1 single. “Waking Lions” reached #1 after 20 weeks on the chart and went on to be one of the most spun songs at Rock Radio in 2018. They even landed themselves at #8 on the 2018 Year-End Billboard Chart for Mainstream Rock Artists. With 11 straight top ten singles in 6 years, POP EVIL emphasize they’re just getting started.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, I didn’t manage to make the bands visit to my neck of the Metal woods but heard it was a fantastic time. Did you go? If you did I hope you had a blast. So with these next group of dates taking place nowhere near my region of focus, I will not be adding much to the mix. I would suggest that those who intend to go get their nice and early so they are able to enjoy both Pop Evil and In This Moment since each of them are super in concert. Chime in down in the comments to let me know what you think about the bands return and if you’re considering checking out one or more of these new dates. Until next time.