Disturbed’s David Draiman Talks Doppelgänger, Headlining Arenas, and New Single “No More”

"We still feel like we're the young band fighting for its place in this world"

Disturbed's David Draiman at Madison Square Garden

Disturbed have been touring nonstop this year in support of their 2018 album Evolution, playing to their biggest crowds yet, including a winter North American arena tour that saw the band headlining New York’s Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles’ The Forum, and other iconic venues.

After a European run that resumes on June 20th, and runs into early July, the band will be back in North America for more dates beginning in mid July and running through mid October.

We caught up with singer David Draiman before Disturbed’s headlining set at the Sonic Temple festival in Ohio last month, and he talked about what it means to headline these large arenas. “It’s still very surreal,” he told us of playing arenas and stadiums. “I know that we’re already 20 years into this, and that we’re considered veterans, but we still feel like we’re the young band fighting for its place in this world.”

The singer also addressed a recent Disturbed show where he brought a look-alike fan onstage (see him in the video above), saying, “There’s definitely a resemblance there, even just in terms of the face. I felt kind of bad in that I betrayed him in a way, in that I no longer have the piercings, and he does.”

(In Photos: Disturbed Play Momentous Show at Madison Square Garden)

Elsewhere in our video interview, Draiman talked about how the band’s new songs “A Reason to Fight” and “Hold Onto Memories” are resonating with concertgoers, as well as the anti-war anthem “No More”, which serves as Disturbed’s latest single.

Watch our full video interview with David Draiman above, and catch Disturbed on their upcoming North American tour dates.


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