DISTURBED has partnered with the USO to give special performances for the airmen at Creech and Nellis air force bases in Indian Springs and Las Vegas, respectively, on October 23 and 24. In addition to the performances, the band will take part in USO morale engagements to visit Airmen where they work and learn more about the important missions at each base.
"We are honored every time we are able to perform for our troops and pay our respects to our service men and women," says DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan. "They sacrifice so much for their love of our country and we look forward to partnering with the USO for the first time as a Force Behind the Forces to bring them a moment of escape from all that they do for us on a daily basis!"
"DISTURBED has an enthusiastic military fan base, and we at the USO are excited to bring them directly to the fans who appreciate them so much," says Mari Villalobos, the USO's director of entertainment relationships. "We hope this will be the first of many partnerships with them and other Warner Bros. Records artists as we continue to keep service members connected to family, home and country."
DISTURBED — vocalist David Draiman, Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer — will perform an electrifying mix of classic tracks and new hits, including "Are You Ready", which recently shot to No. 1 at rock radio, becoming the band's 12th No. 1 single and the fastest chart-climber of their career.
"Are You Ready", which has over 4.6 million Spotify streams and a companion video with almost 5 million YouTube views, appears on the band’s upcoming album, "Evolution" (Reprise Records), which is set for an October 19 release.
The band also released a powerful second track, "A Reason To Fight", along with a stunning video directed by Matt Mahurin (U2, METALLICA). Mahurin previously collaborated with the band on the clip for their Grammy-nominated rendition of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence", a video that has amassed over 435 million YouTube views to date.
Prior to its USO shows, the multi-platinum band will team with SiriusXM for a special hometown performance at Chicago's Vic Theatre on October 10. This SiriusXM subscriber event will air October 18 on SiriusXM's Octane and Turbo channels. Three days later, the band will perform at the Austin City Limits music festival.
DISTURBED recorded "Evolution" in Las Vegas with Kevin Churko, who produced the band's previous release, 2015's "Immortalized". That album became the band's fifth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200, earned a platinum certification, and yielded the triple-platinum crossover smash "The Sound Of Silence". The latter earned a Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Performance".