Disturbed frontman David Draiman spoke with Albany, New York radio station Q103 about the band’s new summer tour with Breaking Benjamin, which kicked off on Saturday night (July 9th) in Syracuse, New York. Asked about his band’s stage production for this outing, Draiman said, “You definitely can expect all the bells and whistles . . . The nice thing about this run is it’ll be a similar type of amphitheater environment every night of the run, so we’ll be able to keep that production consistent and be able to use more of our toys on a consistent basis. We’ve got a lot of ’em.”

Draiman added, “It’s not gonna be the production that makes this show a memorable night. It’s gonna be the amazing lineup and just the staggering amount of talent on this bill and just hit after hit after hit from a bunch of bands who’ve done it time and time again and who continue to do it.”

  • The bill also includes Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia.
  • Disturbed has staged a successful comeback after being away for nearly five years, and Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley told us he’s happy to be involved: [“Me being a fan of Disturbed, I have been saying, you know, I’m not only honored to be able to tour with the band, but just relieved that they’re back, still making music, and I’ve been a fan ever since the beginning, and to be a part of what they’re doing and support them as a fan is just mindblowing.”] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . is just mindblowing.)
  • The tour will include stops in more than 20 cities across North America. It pulls into Saratoga Springs, New York on Tuesday (July 12th).
  • Disturbed is touring behind its sixth studio album, Immortalized, which became the band’s fifth effort in a row to debut at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart.
  • The band recently scored a massive chart-topping hit at rock radio with its cover of Paul Simon‘s “The Sound Of Silence.”
  • Breaking Benjamin returned in 2015 after a six-year absence with Dark Before Dawn, which also debuted at Number One and features the chart-topping rock radio hits “Failure” and “Angels Fall.”

DAILY INQUIRY:

  • Raise your hands, who’s going to see this tour?
  • Are Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin bands that will continue to make relevant music and stay the course?

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?

Paris Clark wrote: “The only way this tour would rule is if these bands werent on it.”

John Marzan wrote: “The ‘mall metal’ bulls**t extravaganza we’ve all been waiting for…”

Danny Maíl wrote: “I hate to say it, but in 2010 I really loved Disturbed. I felt like they evolved through their first five albums whilst staying true to their original style and sound. However, since their comeback with Immortalized I’ve just fallen out of love with them. It feels like they took a huge step backwards. Immortalized lacks the passion and righteous fury of what came before it.”

Steve Purcha wrote: “Saw them in Vancouver a few months back they kicked ass….and were so fkn loud my ears were ringing for days…Awesome band!”