Disturbed Officially Cancel “The Sickness” 20th Anniversary Tour With Staind & Bad Wolves

Disturbed have officially cancelled their “The Sickness” 20th anniversary tour with Staind and Bad Wolves due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Disturbed Ones – It is with great disappointment that we must announce the cancellation of The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour dates that were rescheduled for this summer. We, like all of you, were very much looking forward to rocking out together again, after a year’s delay. We’ve waited to see if we could play the shows and by now, we had hoped there would be more clarity and a clearer direction as how to make this possible. Unfortunately, as the tour takes us to different cities and states with a variety of unclear restrictions, it becomes unfeasible to move forward. We felt waiting any longer and canceling last minute, especially after you all have waited this long, would be unfair. For those who purchased tickets, there is nothing further you need to do – refunds will automatically be issued at your point of purchase. We want to thank all our fans for your wonderful support, and we look forward to the time when we can all be together.”

Disturbed’s Music Publishing Catalog And Master Royalty Stream Acquired By Primary Wave Music Publishing

Primary Wave Music Publishing has officially acquired Disturbed’s music publishing catalog and master royalty stream. The deal will also include access to the publishing firm’s marketing team and publishing infrastructure. Robert Dippold, partner and president, digital strategy for Primary Wave Music Publishing, said the following about that:

“Over the past twenty years, Disturbed’s genre-defining music has broken down barriers with their iconic sound, instantly-recognizable melodies and uncanny ability to reimagine songs with an aggressive swagger all their own. The band has done a tremendous job building a rabid community and brand around their music, as evidenced by their five consecutive number one albums and sold out world tours. We are thrilled to welcome them to our family and cannot wait to jump in and do what we do best — build upon their legacy and continue to position Disturbed as one of the premiere hard rock acts.”

Disturbed Release “Down With The Sickness” Gin In Germany

Disturbed have released their own “Down With The Sickness” gin in Germany. The spirit is limited to 666 bottles and it can be purchased HERE. A description of the drink can be found below:

“Strictly limited and super strong, that’s the Down With The Sickness Gin from Disturbed. It is characterized by a fresh note of juniper, lemon balm and cardamom, combined with angelkika root and gentian, as well as subtle fruity touches of lemon and bitter orange. Like Disturbed itself, the gin is characterized by its strength of 66.6%. We only recommend it for die-hard fans.”

David Draiman Says Disturbed’s New Music Will Be “Blisteringly Angry”

During a recent interview with Loudwire, David Draiman talked a bit about his plans for new Disturbed music. The frontman said the following: “I can pretty much guarantee you it’s going to be blisteringly angry. It’s coming, don’t worry.” He then went on to discuss their recently released cover of Sting‘s “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You“:

“It was fun, I love doing that kind of stuff. And we’ll do it again at some point, but I’ll tell you — the thing I am dying to do is not a cover. I’m dying to sink my teeth into some new, original, angry, ferocious, brutal material. I’ve had enough.”

Disturbed Premiere Video For Their Cover Of Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You”

Disturbed have premiered a new video for their cover of Sting‘s “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You.” The band said the following about the track:

“We have loved this song for a long time, and even though it was released in 1993, it seems strangely applicable to today’s world. The song is about losing faith, and might initially sound pessimistic, but it’s about the importance and power of personal relationships, and how they can save you and provide solace in an increasingly confusing world.”

Disturbed To Release Cover Of Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” This Week

Disturbed will be releasing a cover of Sting‘s “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” this Friday (September 11). The track will be accompanied by a new video directed by Matt Mahurin.

My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Tool, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Received Pandemic Assistance Loans

Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:

“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”

Disturbed To Release 20th Anniversary Vinyl Edition Of “The Sickness”

Disturbed will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Sickness” with a new limited edition “black cloud” colored vinyl pressing. The release will be available on July 10 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Disturbed Working On New Music

It looks like Disturbed have been working on new music during their coronavirus downtime. David Draiman confirmed the news during a recent interview with Download Festival TV.

Draiman said the following:

“…I’m just messing around a little bit with music here and there — nothing crazy. [I’ve been] having conversations with the other guys in Disturbed about getting some new material going, and we’ve got some stuff in its infancy. One song, definitely, that’s killer in our back pocket; we just haven’t tracked it. And we’ve got a few more song ideas, [but] nothing that’s been hashed out enough.”

The frontman also added that there are some downsides to working remotely:

“We kind of need to get back into the rhythm of being able to do stuff like this in Zoom format or online as opposed to in person. At least it’s some kind of real-time connection so that you can be creating together improvisationally to an extent, but there’s still issues with audio — it’s not as clear as you want it sometimes, there’s too much compression and you lose level; it’s a challenge — and the vibe isn’t there. There’s nothing that replaces you being in front of your co-songwriter and being able to feed off each other’s energy and create in person.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed Announce Rescheduled Dates For “The Sickness” 20th Anniversary Tour With Staind & Bad Wolves

Disturbed have announced the rescheduled dates for their “The Sickness” 20th anniversary tour with Staind and Bad Wolves. The trek is now scheduled to take place in summer 2021. However, it’s worth noting that the Chula Vista, CA show was unable to be rescheduled.

2021 Tour Dates:

07/07 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
07/08 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/10 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
07/12 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/18 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/20 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/21 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
07/23 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/24 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
07/26 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
07/28 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/29 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health – Jones Beach Theatre
07/31 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/01 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
08/04 Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
08/06 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/08 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/13 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/14 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
08/16 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
08/18 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/20 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
08/21 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/23 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/24 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/26 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/27 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
08/29 Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
08/31 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre