Disturbed CD/Tour News

(Total Assault) DISTURBED are preparing to raise TEN THOUSAND FISTS--their first studio album in three years--September 20 on Warner Bros Records. Driven to take their unique, hard rock sound to new creative heights, DISTURBED have shaped an album that lead singer DAVID DRAIMAN says "seems to fuse the brutality and darkness of The Sickness with the added melodic nature and complexity of Believe (Billboard.com, 6/21/05)." The band will introduce North American fans to some of the new songs--including first single "Stricken"--on a six-and-a-half-week tour starting August 3 in Ventura, CA.

Recorded in the band's hometown of Chicago, the 14-track album was produced by Johnny K, who also guided 2000's The Sickness and 2002's Believe. A modern hard rock essential, The Sickness has sold 3.4 million copies while the equally evocative and platinum-plus-selling Believe debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 chart.

On TEN THOUSAND FISTS, DRAIMAN's commanding, unchained vocals soar to exorcize the emotions of social anxieties, culture clashes and world events. Drummer MIKE WENGREN's thunderous attacks and tribal double-bass beats are balanced by guitarist DAN DONEGAN's brutal crunch with siren leads. DONEGAN--who has introduced guitar solos to the band's sound in the new release--told Westwood One (6/30/05) "I think each time we come out we definitely have to surpass what we've done before…We continue to push ourselves to where there's no limits."

Leading up to the album's release, DISTURBED has made the song "Guarded" available now on iTunes and at metal and rock stations everywhere. The title track will be featured in EA Sports' highly anticipated "Madden 2006" football game, while the first single "Stricken" will go to radio in late July.

DISTURBED will release a special fan club edition of TEN THOUSAND FISTS that will include two bonus tracks and a three-month membership to DisturbedOnes.com. Launching this summer, DisturbedOnes.com will be the online haven for DISTURBED fans, where members will have exclusive access to concert ticket pre-sales and special online features.

Just as DISTURBED pack an incredible punch on their albums, they're known for explosive performances that feed off of the energy of their fans. Preceding the release of TEN THOUSAND FISTS, DISTURBED will tackle a frenzied North American tour running from August 3 to September 18. DISTURBED will be joined on the trek by band Ill Nino and 10 Years.

Here are the DISTURBED tour dates:

8/03 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre -
8/04 - Bakersfield, CA - Montgomery World Plaza -
8/06 - Los Angeles, CA - Roxy - -
8/07 - Fresno, CA - Rainbow Ballroom -
8/08 - Sacramento, CA - Convention Hall -
8/10 - Portland, OR - Radio Show -
8/12 - Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip (Sturgis Motorcycle Rally) -
8/14 - Colorado Springs, CO - City Auditorium -
8/15 - Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Convention Center -
8/17 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street -
8/19 - Amarillo, TX - Aztec Music Hall -
8/20 - Oklahoma City, OK - Farmers Market -
8/21 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom -
8/23 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion -
8/24 - Springfield, MO - Oasis Outside -
8/26 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Hall -
8/27 - Fargo, ND - Civic Auditorium -
8/28 - Sioux Falls, SD - Ramkota Exhibition Hall -
8/30 - Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom -
8/31 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club -
9/02 - Springfield, IL - The Warehouse -
9/03 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Hawkeye Downs Speedway -
9/05 - Toronto, ONT - Kool Haus -
9/06 - London, ONT - John Labatt Center
9/07 - Youngstown, OH - Struthers
9/09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Post Gazette Pavilion
9/10 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Show
9/12 - Scranton, PA - Cultural Center
9/13 - Niagara Falls, NY - Dome Theatre
9/14 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
9/16 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid Hudson Civic Center
9/17 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
9/18 - Boston, MA - Radio Show

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