Disturbed has chosen its home town of Chicago to make its live return to the stage.
The group will celebrate the August 21 release of Immortalized, its first new album in five years that night with a show at Chicago's House of Blues. Fans who pre-order the album will have access to a pre-sale beginning August 21, while general public tickets go on sale July 24.
Guitarist Dan Donegan is the only member of the band still living in the Windy City, but he tells us Chicago was still key to Immortalized after frontman David Draiman came back to town to start hatching an end to the group's four-year hiatus:
"I'm the only one in Chicago. David's in Texas. John's (Moyer) in Texas. Mike (Wrengen) is in Wisconsin...I would send some riffs (to Draiman) or he came out to my house in Chicago and we wrote a bit. I flew out to Austin a couple times and we wrote more there. We definitely spent more time face to face probably moreso than we ever have since 'The Sickness,' since we wrote the first album. We were all living in Chicago back then. So that was a nice thing to return back to that 'cause we kind of got away from it."
Immortalized has been preceded by the single "The Vengeful One." Disturbed is expected to announce tour dates soon.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.