DISTURBED Announces 'Take Back Your Life' Spring/Summer 2023 North American TourFebruary 6, 2023
Multi-platinum rock band DISTURBED has announced a 36-date "Take Back Your Life" spring/summer 2023 North American tour which will kick off at Montreal's Bell Centre on April 27. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature support from THEORY OF A DEADMAN in Canada and very special guests BREAKING BENJAMIN and JINJER in select markets in the United States. "Take Back Your Life" will be DISTURBED's first full tour since 2018 and tickets for all dates on this tour will go on sale here on Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. local time.
Apr 27 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre +
Apr 29 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Centre +
May 01 - Toronto, ON - Scotiabank Arena +
May 08 - Winnipeg, MB - Canada Life Centre +
May 10 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place +
May 12 - Abbotsford, BC - Abbotsford Centre +
Jul 11 - Denver, CO - Ball Arena # ~
Jul 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre # ~
Jul 15 - Ridgefield, WA - RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater # ~
Jul 16 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre # ~
Jul 18 - Wheatland, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre # ~
Jul 20 - Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre # ~
Jul 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre # ~
Jul 23 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater # ~
Jul 25 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion # ~
Jul 27 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion # ~
Jul 29 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP # ~
Jul 31 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion # ~
Aug 01 - Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheatre # ~
Aug 03 - West Palm Beach, FL - iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre # ~
Aug 05 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Aug 07 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek # ~
Aug 09 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live # ~
Aug 11 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center ~
Aug 12 - Syracuse, NY - St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview # ~
Aug 15 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center # ~
Aug 18 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center ~
Aug 19 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater # ~
Aug 21 - Camden, NJ - Freedom Mortgage Pavilion # ~
Aug 23 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion # ~
Aug 26 - Burgettstown, PA - The Pavilion at Star Lake # ~
Aug 27 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center # ~
Aug 29 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre # ~
Aug 30 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre # ~
Sep 01 - Clarkston, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre # ~
Sep 02 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Music Center # ~
+ Special guest: THEORY OF A DEADMAN
# Special guest: BREAKING BENJAMIN
~ Special guest: JINJER
In a recent interview with Wichita's T95 The Rock Station, DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan was asked how he and his bandmates have managed to keep their personal friendships and working relationships intact after all these years. He responded: "I think the older we've gotten, the more mature and more respect that we have for each other and everybody's role that we play. That's just developing over time — from the early days of being in a band in the beginning and finding our way and finding our sound and whose contribution to what. Everybody has a slightly different role in the band, and just being able to accept certain things — why certain things work that way and just kind of respecting that. And everybody's important, but we have slightly different roles too. And there's just that great deal of respect, like I said.
"In our time apart, it is literally apart — everybody lives in different states," he explained. "Maybe that helps that there's a little bit of breathing room, if we are too much around each other. I think we've just got such a strong bond and a good friendship. Like I said, we respect each other. It doesn't mean we don't have differences [and aren't sometimes] at odds, especially in the studio, if we're trying to work on what we feel what's best for the song; somebody might feel differently about it. So we definitely have those moments. But it's all for the good of the band and of the song."
Donegan's comments echo those of his bandmate, DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren, who told the 100.3 The X Rocks radio station that "respect" is the main reason he and the other guys in the group have managed to stay together for so long. "We are all four — we're brothers, but we're all different individuals as well," he said. "And we pool off of each other's strengths. We have a tremendous team in the four of us, but also in the people that work behind the scenes as well — our crew, our management, record label; I mean, the list goes on and on — we have a tremendous team. But as far as the four of us are concerned, it really just comes down to mutual respect. We actually like each other. [Laughs] We check in with each other."
He continued: "It was so funny because during the pandemic, living in different states, [we] couldn't see each other for a while. And when we wrapped up in October of '19, was the last show we did, me and Danny actually took a trip. David [Draiman, vocals] was living in Hawaii at the time, and we went out there to go stay with him and his wife and son and just chill out for a little bit. The thought was maybe when we got home, we would start writing again, and blah blah blah. And lo and behold, just about — what? maybe two months later, everything was shut down and almost two years later we finally see each other. It was almost like [scene in the movie] 'Chariots Of Fire' on the beach — we all ran into each other's arms practically. Like, 'Hey…'"
DISTURBED's latest album, "Divisive", was recorded early last year with producer Drew Fulk (MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, LIL PEEP, HIGHLY SUSPECT) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Donegan's divorce inspired the "Divisive" song "Don't Tell Me", which is a duet with HEART's Ann Wilson. In two decades, it breaks ground as the first-ever guest collaboration on a DISTURBED record.
According to Billboard, "Divisive" sold 26,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, with 22,000 units via album sales.
On the all-format Billboard 200 chart, "Divisive" debuted at No. 13.
DISTURBED has had five No. 1s on the all-genre chart, beginning with "Believe" in 2002.
Photo credit: Travis Shinn
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