Detroit Welcomes Disturbed, Three Days Grace
(DETROIT, MI) – Originally forming in 1996, the Chicago-based hard rock juggernaut Disturbed have consistently pushed their music forward, having debuted on the Billboard Top 200 with five straight No. 1 hits. One of the most successful bands in modern music history is currently on tour promoting their 7th album release, Evolution.
The two-time Grammy nominees and multi-platinum-selling Disturbed, and the recently Juno-nominated Three Days Grace, will appear at Place Bell in Montreal on March 1 and following that up with a show in Buffalo the next night. From there it is off to Toronto’s Scotiabank Centre on March 4 and then Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on the 5th. This leg of the Evolution World Tour will close out in Grand Rapids on March 7.
Evolution features the first single Are You Ready, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren, and bassist John Moyer have released 12 No. 1 singles over their career and Are You Ready has over 5 million streams on Spotify.
Breaking onto the scene with mega-hit, from their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness, Down with the Sickness, Evolution marks a new direction for the band. Draiman told Music Connection, “We went with it and ended up producing material that is, in our opinion, some of the best stuff we’ve ever written. That’s all you can try to do.” He went on to say that the album, “contains the most adventurous and versatile combination of musical styles and moods we’ve ever tried in our careers.”
The second single, A Reason to Fight, exposes a sensitive side to the band. The single speaks to the fight against addiction and gives hope to those who can’t cope with substance abuse.
“It’s about anybody that’s ever had anybody in their life that has been an addict – and I’ve been an addict – who you wish wasn’t, or you’re trying to help,” Draiman told Metal Hammer. “People don’t realise the despair and hopelessness that is involved with someone who is in a fight that they really don’t feel they have a chance of winning.”
THREE DAYS GRACE
Since 2003, Ontario’s Three Days Grace has been at the hard rock vanguard as they quietly broke records, topped charts, and moved millions of units worldwide. They have made history by holding the all-time record for most No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio, with 13.
The quartet of Matt Walst on vocals, Barry Stock on lead guitar, Brad Walst on bass, and Neil Sanderson on drums are blazing trails on their 6th album, Outsider.
In September last year, the album’s second single, Infra-Red, became their 15th No. 1 track on the Mediabase Active Rock chart. As well, the band broke a two decade-old record held by Van Halen when Infra-Red was ensconced as their 14th No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
Matt Walst explained the essence of Infra-Red.
“There are some people you just connect with,” he said. “You get along with them instantly, because you understand each other. Infra-Red is finding that person who gets you.”
“To me, Outsider represents the journey to find your place,” said Brad Walst. “The world feels crazy at times. We try to get away from that every once in a while. We do our own thing, and we’re comfortable doing it. We have always looked forward and not backwards. That’s an ongoing theme for us here.”
In the end, Outsider speaks directly to that army of fans around the globe.
LIVE NATION SHOWS
- Montreal | March 1 | Place Bell
- Buffalo | March 2 | Keybank Centre
- Toronto | March 4 | Scotiabank Arena
- Detroit | March 5 | Little Caesars Arena
- Grand Rapids | March 7 | Van Andel Arena