Four #1 albums, sold out tours, and heavy metal's hardest guitar riffs have made Disturbed the biggest rockstars of the last decade. The rockers recently released their fifth album, Asylum, in 2010 and have been touring to promote the effort ever since. Since emerging in 2000 with that year's biggest metal hit, "Stupify", Disturbed tour dates have been rocking sell out concerts throughout the world. Don't miss a date on the Disturbed concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Disturbed tour dates and concert performance information.
The Chicago rockers debuted in 2000 with The Sickness and toured alongside shock-rocker Marilyn Manson throughout 2001. They released their second album, Believe, in 2002 and scored their first #1 album on the Billboard 200. Disturbed tour dates were scheduled on their own headlining tour and on the Ozzfest Tour in 2003. They repeated the feat in 2005 with Ten Thousand Fists , Indestructible in 2007, and Asylum in 2010. They hold a record for a metal band with the most consecutive #1 albums on the Billboard 200.
Disturbed are rock's most prolific performers, having toured the US and the World several times over on traveling festivals such as Ozzfest and several other headlining concert tours. Their most recent tour, Asylum Tour, began in 2010 and has dates throughout the World until September, 2011. In total, Disturbed will perform at nearly 150 tour dates on four continents and make appearances at several festivals. Don't miss a date on Disturbed's concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Disturbed tour dates and information regarding the Asylum Tour this 2011.
It has been said that first impressions last a lifetime. Luckily for Staind, some only last for about 45 minutes. After a volatile disagreement with Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst over some of Staind's early cover art, it seemed their big break had walked out the door. Fortunately, by the time Durst had witnessed Staind's intense live show, he was ready to exchange phone numbers.
Staind's story began in the New England area when vocalist Aaron Lewis and guitarist Mike Mushok met at a Christmas party in 1993. Mushok was able to bring drummer Jon Wysocki into the fold, and Lewis' connection with a bass player (who later left) completed the early lineup. Establishing themselves took time, and extensive touring of the Northeast with other established metal acts helped them sell over 2,000 copies of their self-released debut in just over a year. They were primed for their big break, and on October 23, 1997, the hard work paid off.
At a show in Hartford, CT, Staind were all set to open for Limp Bizkit when Bizkit singer Durst raised a stink over cover art on Staind's self-released CD. After a heated conversation over whether or not Staind were Satan worshipers, Durst forcefully returned the disc to the band, and walked away. But 45 minutes later Durst was back, not to further the argument, but to make sure he kept in contact with Staind. Blown away by their live show, Durst exchanged phone numbers, and loved their demo tape when they gave it to him. He convinced them to travel to Jacksonville, FL, to work on the new songs.
After reworking the new material and a successful live show, Durst contacted the head of Flip Records, and arranged a meeting for Staind with the label. While in Los Angeles, a three-song sampler was recorded, and by the time February rolled around in 1998, the band had a record deal. After playing the Vans Warped Tour, they began work on their first album, Dysfunction. The album was produced by Terry Date (Deftones, Pantera, Soundgarden), and was released April 13, 1999. A tour with Kid Rock followed that spring and later the band reunited with good friends Limp Bizkit for a summer tour. Their follow-up, Break the Cycle, enjoyed a prolonged visit at the number one spot on U.S. charts in 2001. Smash hits like "It's Been a While," "Fade," "For You," and "Epiphany" catapulted Staind into the mainstream, leaving their 2002 DVD MTV Unplugged to go gold. Staind released 14 Shades of Grey in spring 2003, and after a two-year break returned with the chart-topping Chapter V, named to include their self-released debut in the Staind canon.