DISTURBED Breaks Record For Straight 'Mainstream Rock Songs' No. 1s With 'A Reason To Fight'

DISTURBED Breaks Record For Straight 'Mainstream Rock Songs' No. 1s With 'A Reason To Fight'

According to Billboard, DISTURBED has scored its sixth No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart with its latest single, "A Reason To Fight".

The achievement marks the first time a band has landed a sixth straight leader on the chart, breaking a tie with THREE DAYS GRACE, which logged five consecutive No. 1s in 2012-15.

Every one of DISTURBED's singles since 2015's "The Vengeful One" has topped the chart.

"A Reason To Fight" is taken from DISTURBED's latest album, 2018's "Evolution", which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 71,000 equivalent album units earned.

"The message behind 'A Reason To Fight' is a personal one," said DISTURBED lead vocalist David Draiman. "We've all seen people that we care about fall victim to addiction. Dan [Donegan, DISTURBED's guitarist] sent me a rough idea for the song and it hit home particularly hard."

"I know people who've battled addiction and have seen it in their face — the shame they have — feeling they've let themselves and others down," said Donegan. "We wanted to write a song with a positive message for people in that situation to stay hopeful and not give up the fight, as challenging as it may be. It's an everyday struggle, but there can also be a light at the end of the tunnel."

Added Draiman: "The chorus goes, 'When the demon that’s inside you is ready to begin and it feels like it's a battle that you can never win, when you're aching for the fire and begging for your sin. When there's nothing left inside, there's still a reason to fight.' Hopefully it's a message that resonates."

Earlier this week, DISTURBED unveiled the dates and cities for the second North American leg of its "Evolution" tour. The new run begins on July 21 in Mankato, Minnesota, winding through the next three months before coming to a close on October 11 in St. Louis.

Select shows on the tour will feature either POP EVIL or IN THIS MOMENT as special guests. Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday (March 29) at 10:00 a.m. local time.

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