DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's upcoming Music as a Weapon Tour, also featuring STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and NONPOINT.
"It's our major headlining run," Draiman told MTV News. "We bring out all the bells and whistles — it's our stadium run. The bill is really strong, and we're looking into pyrotechnics this time around, as well as different stage setups, different versions of songs, solos, extended sets. It's going to be the big rock show that people expect from us. You have to keep raising the bar each respective year. It gets more and more difficult to do that, but it's definitely going to be one big, crazy rock show this year."
Draiman said the band will encourage more crowd interaction on this fall's Music as a Weapon, and plan to stage even more dramatic moments during the trek.
"We've become the type of band you can count on to pull off live versions of the songs that sound close enough to what you hear on the record," he explained. "But after awhile, it kind of gets monotonous, playing the same versions over and over again — especially the hits you have to play every show. So, making it a little bit different, giving people a little something they didn't expect and keeping the show fresh is very important."
DISTURBED's Music as a Weapon Tour dates:
Nov. 15 - Providence, RI @ Dunkin Donuts Civic Center
Nov. 17 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
Nov. 18 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
Nov. 19 - Amherst, MA @ Mullins Center
Nov. 21 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
Nov. 24 - Battle Creek, MI @ Kellogg Arena
Nov. 25 - Dayton, OH @ Hara Arena
Nov. 28 - Nashville, TN @ Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nov. 29 - Duluth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Dec. 01 - Fort Myers, FL @ City of Palms Park
Dec. 02 - Orlando, FL @ TD Waterhouse Centre
Dec. 03 - Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Dec. 05 - Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Live
Dec. 06 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Dec. 09 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre
Dec. 10 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Ford Center
Dec. 12 - Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Auditorium
Dec. 15 - Indianapolis, IN @ Pepsi Coliseum
Dec. 16 - Detroit, MI @ Cobo Arena
Dec. 18 - Peoria, IL @ Civic Center Arena
Dec. 19 - Green Bay, WI @ Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
Dec. 21 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ U.S. Cellular Center
Dec. 22 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center