The multi-platinum rock band Disturbed is continuing their campaign to raise mental health awareness and teamed with iHeartRadio for a radio special about the stigma of addiction, depression, and PTSD. In support of their new album ‘Evolution’ (Reprise Records), the band is also currently out on the second leg of their international headlining tour.
The radio special featured David Draiman (vocals) and Dan Donegan (guitar) along with spokespeople from the mental health organizations Camp Hope, 22 Kill, and NAMI. You can listen to the show at https://thebuzz.iheart.com/featured/the-rod-ryan-show/content/2019-05-27-a-reason-to-fight-town-hall-with-disturbed/.
On the show, about the importance of playing “A Reason To Fight”, David Draiman stated:
“There isn’t a single night that goes by where we perform this song where I’m not, even now, driven to the point of very, very intense emotion. It brings back a flood of memories, it brings back all the pictures in your head of all the people you’ve lost that were so close to you and meant so much to you.”
The band has been making headlines for their awareness-raising efforts, which includes a recently released inspirational companion video for their single “A Reason To Fight”. They have invited fans to join the conversation and show others they are not alone in the fight via the You Are Not Alone initiative, which can be found at http://youarenotalone.disturbed1.com/. They also launched a Fighter of the Month campaign to honor those who are nominated by their peers for having shown strength, character, and fight. More information can be found at http://www.disturbed1.com/fighterofthemonth.
Currently in the midst of an international run, they did come back stateside recently for performances at Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival (Columbus, Ohio) and Rocklahoma (Pryor, Oklahoma). Touring in support of their album ‘Evolution’, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts as well as #4 on the Billboard 200 chart, they have upcoming dates in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Greece, and more.
Evolution World Tour (Second Leg) Dates:
6/07 – Solvesborg, SE – Sweden Rock Fest
6/08 – Helsinki, FI – RockFest
6/10 – Tallinn, ES – Saku Suurhall
6/12 – St. Petersburg, RU – Yubileyny Sports Palace (also listed as Yubi Arena)
6/14 – Yekaterinburg, RU – Tele Club
6/16 – Moscow, RU – VTB Arena
6/18 – Kiev, UA – Stereo Plaza
6/20 – Warsaw, PO – Torwar Hall
6/22 – Dessel, BE – Graspoop Metal Meeting Festival
6/24 – Prague, CZ – Mala Sportovni Hala
6/25 – Budapest, HU – Budapest Park
6/27 – Bucharest, RO – Arenele Romane
6/28 – Plovdiv, BG – Hills of Rock Festival
6/30 – Athens, GR – Water Plaza
7/02 – Rishon LeZion, Israel – Live Park
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