Disturbed Premiere “No More” Video, Announce New Live EP

Disturbed have premiered a new video for “No More” off their latest album “Evolution.” You can check that out below. In other news, the band have also announced that they will be digitally releasing a new live EP titled “Live From Alexandra Palace, London” tomorrow (June 28). That effort was recorded during the group’s May 11 show at Alexandra Palace in London, England and it will feature the following tracks: “A Reason To Fight,” “Inside The Fire,” “No More,” “Ten Thousand Fists,” and “The Game.”

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Disturbed’s David Draiman Blasts “Roger Waters And The Rest Of His Nazi Comrades” For Boycotting Israel

During a recent interview with the Bring Disturbed To Israel Facebook page, Disturbed’s David Draiman, who is of Jewish heritage, was asked about Roger Waters and the other artists that are supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to end support for Israel’s oppression of Palestine. The singer responded by saying “the very notion that Waters and the rest of his Nazi comrades decide that this is the way to go ahead and foster change is absolute lunacy and idiocy.”

Draiman said the following:

“To elaborate a little bit on it, besides just my aggressive stance against it… The reasoning that no matter what side of the fence you sit on politically… And look, I don’t think anybody in any country always agrees with everything their country does — I don’t, okay? But I’m a very, very strong supporter of Israel forever and for our people. And regardless of whether it’s Israel or anywhere else, boycotting an entire society and an entire people based on the actions of its government is absolutely ridiculous. And it doesn’t accomplish anything. I don’t see boycotts happening of Russia; I don’t see boycotts happening of many of some of the countries that have some of the most oppressive, closed-off regimes in existence on the face of the planet, where LGBTQ people are persecuted, where all kinds of minorities are persecuted. I don’t see people boycotting China for what they’re doing to their Muslim population. It’s just Israel that gets this treatment, and I think we all know the reason behind that.”

“There’s a special hatred that exists for the Jewish people in this world, and it unfortunately can’t be explained. It’s something that has lasted and has been deep seated for centuries, and that’s part of our burden as a people, unfortunately.

“You can’t accomplish anything in terms of trying to create peace, in terms of trying to create understanding by shutting things off. There has to be open roads of communication. You build bridges; you don’t knock them down. And music and entertainment is the perfect way to bridge that gap. And the very notion that Waters and the rest of his Nazi comrades decide that this is the way to go ahead and foster change is absolute lunacy and idiocy — absolute. It makes no sense whatsoever. It’s only based on hatred of a culture and of a people and of a society that have been demonized unjustifiably since the beginning of time.

“You wanna be able to bring people together? You wanna effect social change on a real level? Bring them together for a concert. It’s the perfect way. Music builds bridges, and the fact that anybody would try to dissuade artists from trying to do what their music was created to do in the first place is mind-boggling to me. And the fact that any artist would actually fall prey to this rhetoric and this way of thinking is mind-blowing to me. That they’re cutting off their noses to spite their faces just is completely the antithesis of what creating art is meant to do.”

Disturbed are currently scheduled to perform in Israel for the first time on July 2.

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed Raise Addiction & Mental Health Awareness With “A Reason To Fight” Live Video

Disturbed have premiered a new live video for “A Reason To Fight” off their latest album “Evolution.” The clip seeks to raise awareness for addiction and mental health issues.

Frontman David Draiman commented:

“Through the strength and support of our extended family, we can make a difference to those who fight this war. We must continue to be their allies, their hope, their added source of strength. We must continue to give all of them a reason to fight.”

Guitarist Dan Donegan added:

“I know people who’ve battled addiction and have seen it in their face — the shame they have — feeling they’ve let themselves and others down, We wanted to write a song with a positive message for people in that situation to stay hopeful and not give up the fight, as challenging as it may be. It’s an everyday struggle, but there can also be a light at the end of the tunnel.”

With this news, the group have also launched the “You Are Not Alone” campaign in an effort to help those who are struggling with addiction and mental health issues.

Disturbed Break Record For Straight Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1s

According to Billboard, Disturbed have scored their sixth No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart with “A Reason To Fight.” The band broke a previous tie with Three Days Grace by becoming the first band to land a sixth straight leader on the chart.

Disturbed Announce North American Tour With In This Moment & Pop Evil

Disturbed have announced a headlining North American tour. In This Moment and Pop Evil will join the band on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/18 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
05/26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
07/20 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA
07/21 Mankato, MN – Mankato Civic Center (with Pop Evil)
07/23 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place (with Pop Evil)
07/24 Regina, SK – Brandt Centre (with Pop Evil)
07/28 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena (with Pop Evil)
07/30 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena (with Pop Evil)
07/31 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena (with In This Moment)
08/02 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre (with In This Moment)
08/03 Portland, OR – Moda Center (with In This Moment)
08/06 Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
09/19 Estero, FL – Hertz Arena (with In This Moment)
09/21 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (with In This Moment)
09/22 Orlando, FL – Amway Center (with In This Moment)
09/24 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (with In This Moment)
09/25 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
09/27 Huntington, WC – Big Sandy Superstore Arena (with In This Moment)
10/01 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
10/02 Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center (with In This Moment)
10/04 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center (with In This Moment)
10/05 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (with In This Moment)
10/07 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (with In This Moment)
10/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center
10/11 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena (with In This Moment)

Skindred Added To Disturbed’s European/UK Tour

Skindred have been added to Disturbed‘s European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/18 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
04/19 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
04/21 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
04/22 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
04/24 Vienna, AUT – Wiener Stadthalle
04/25 Munich, GER – Zenith
04/27 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
04/28 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle Hamburg
04/30 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
05/01 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
05/03 Copenhagen, DEN – K.B. Hallen
05/04 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
05/06 Cologne, GER – Palladium
05/07 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
05/09 Paris, FRA – Elysée Montmartre
05/11 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
05/13 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy Glasgow
05/14 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
05/15 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester
06/10 Tallinn, EST – Kultuurikatel (no Skindred)
06/12 St. Petersburg, RUS – Yubileyny Sports Palace (no Skindred)
06/14 Yekaterinburg, RUS – Tele Club (no Skindred)
06/16 Moscow, RUS – VTB Arena (no Skindred)
06/18 Kiev, UKR – Stereo Plaza (no Skindred)
06/20 Warsaw, POL – Torwar Hall (no Skindred)
06/21-23 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting (no Skindred)
06/24 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Great Hall (no Skindred)
06/25 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Park (no Skindred)
06/27 Bucharest, ROM – Arenele Romane (no Skindred)
06/28 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock (no Skindred)
06/30 Athens, GRE – Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena (no Skindred)
07/02 Tel Aviv, ISR – Live Park Rishon Lezion (no Skindred)