DISTURBED are set to launch the Music As A Weapon 2 Tour in the spring with TAPROOT, CHEVELLE and possibly one other band, along with a local opener in each city.
"[It's] just something that we want to do to kind of keep each area's local scene revived," DISTURBED frontman David Draiman explained to MTV. "We are going to have a competition and have bands battle it out to get that opening slot. They are going to be an unsigned act, so they are going to have the opportunity of potentially being looked at by myself and [guitarist] Danny [Donegan]. We have a label through Warner Bros., so we're looking for new talent anyway, and it's a good opportunity for them as well."
Also in the new year, DISTURBED will contribute to the soundtrack to "The Matrix Reloaded", though the band is still deciding how.
"Whether it's going to be a new original piece of material or whether it will be an existing track or even potentially a remix of an existing track, we do definitely want to have some involvement in it," Draiman said. "We're certainly fans of the first film, and from what we are hearing about how the second film has shaped up, it's looking to be something to be reckoned with."
DISTURBED are currently redoing the video for their latest single, "Remember", after the original clip, directed by Draiman and the Brothers Strause (LINKIN PARK, GODSMACK), "didn't come out the way that we expected," according to Draiman.