DISTURBED will kick off a North American tour — its first in more than four years — on February 10 in Fargo, North Dakota. Asked what fans can expect to see at the show, DISTURBED singer David Draiman told Gunner and Chow of the Q105.1 radio station (hear audio below): “They are going to be able to bear witness to the very first unleashing of the leviathan in every real sense of the word. We have production elements that not only have never been seen before at a DISTURBED performance, but several that have never been attempted before in a live scenario by anyone. They get to be the very, very first test crowd of our entire full-production run. So they should prepare themselves for quite the spectacle, because it is going to be unlike any DISTURBED show that anyone has ever seen…”
Draiman went on to say: “This is certainly not me blowing smoke, guys. I mean, this is some serious stuff we have going on during this performance, from a production perspective. It’s a long set, we go deep into our catalogue… And let me just say, it will be explosive.”
The DISTURBED singer recently told a Philadelphia radio station that the band has been “blown away” by the response to its cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL’s “The Sound Of Silence”. Draiman explained, “We’re pretty blown away — and surprised, to be honest — by the amount of positivity that has surrounded the cover. Because it was definitely a left turn, and it was something that, to be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t have intended to go to, stylistically, on my own.”
Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio that performing the song live should be an interesting experience. “From a vocal standpoint, it’s not as challenging as you might imagine, but from a production standpoint, that will be challenging,” he said. “We’ve talked about bringing out either a string quartet or maybe trying to get local orchestras to maybe be a part of it or whatever the case may be. We’ve talked all kinds of things and it’s a very significant production nightmare, but I think it’s definitely one we’re heading down the road for.”
“The Sound Of Silence” is taken from DISTURBED’s sixth studio album, “Immortalized”, which was released in August.
The album debuted at the top of The Billboard 200 chart, making it DISTURBED’s fifth effort in a row to enter the chart at No. 1, a feat shared only with METALLICA and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND.