DISTURBED singer David Draiman has commented on persistent rumors that the band will call it quits once it completes its South American tour in August.Asked by a fan via Twitter if it's true that DISTURBED might break up, Draiman replied earlier today (Friday, July 22), "We don't know what we're doing yet. All I can tell you is that we will be gone for quite a while." Draiman told an Idaho radio station on July 13 that the band will not headline a sixth "Music As A Weapon" tour in 2012 and is not sure what its plans for the future are. In the interview with Boise's KQXR, Draiman said, "We don't know what we're doing . . . This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for awhile, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on. So I don't know. It's hard to tell . . . But you're not gonna see a DISTURBED tour for awhile."
Draiman did not elaborate on what "personal" or "internal" issues the band was dealing with. He did say that DISTURBED could lease out the "Music As A Weapon" name for other bands to use. In an earlier interview with Palm Springs station KCLB, DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan made comments similar to Draiman's, saying that the band has nothing set beyond a South American tour this fall. He explained, "We're gonna do South America for the first time . . . And that's really all we talked about. We haven't even discussed anything after that. It's not that we're tired of it, either. We don't know what it's like to take a break." Donegan added that it might be a "shock to the system" for the band to "go home and then not plan for another tour or plan for the studio." DISTURBED is currently headlining the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour, which also features GODSMACK, MACHINE HEAD, TRIVIUM and others.