"Disturbed headlines Rockstar UPROAR in Chicago." – Concert Review

I’ve been a Disturbed fan since the band debuted 10 years ago. The first two albums rocked and it was the band’s sound and lead singer David Draiman’s unique voice and signature staple that allowed Disturbed to gain a huge fan base quickly.

Whenever you hear a Disturbed song you know it’s a Disturbed song. And there’s nothing wrong with that. The same can be said for Zeppelin. Somewhere along the line I stopped collecting Disturbed’s albums. I don’t know why and I hate to admit it. I still liked the band and when I did hear anything from the guys from Chicago I always said, “I need to get more Disturbed.”

When I saw the band at Rockstar UPROAR in Chicago it was like I never stopped listening to Disturbed. Instantly the band capitalized on the already energized crowd (Avenged Sevenfold just got off the stage) and never let off.

The sound was just right and the stage display was perfect. The rest of the band started playing and everyone was waiting for Draiman to enter. Avenged Sevenfold began with a bang and Disturbed would not be different. Instead of making a dramatic entrance, Draiman walked out, mike in hand, and began singing.

The crowd went nuts. It definitely benefited Disturbed being from Chicago. That and the fact Draiman assured the fans that Disturbed is and will always be from Chicago. From there, the guys had the venue at their disposal.

If you ever get the chance to see Disturbed live, do so – you won’t regret it. It’s not a mistake this band has been at the top of its game for ten years. And I’m anxious to see Disturbed still on top 10 years from now.


Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at jason@zoiksonline.com.

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