Disturbed have been back hard riding the wave of success for new album Immortalized after a 4 year break (though I secretly liked Device much better). Still, you can’t blame Draiman because he and his fellow Disturbed bandmates really built a juggernaut with that group. Personal taste aside, this tour is gonna be huge. Congrats to the Pop Evil guys for showing that a hard rock band can still rise up through the ranks via hard work to land an opening slot on something like this. Also respect to Rob Zombie and Disturbed for trying to give fans a larger tour. People have no ambition these days.
Ps. I know we all want to be too cool for school and say we killed nuns listening to Dissection in 4th grade, but without gateway bands and larger arena shows drawing in more populist, thrill seekers…there just isn’t gonna be any money to keep bands able to tour beyond limited scenarios. DIY is awesome and can be amazing but with the added expenses and lack of support these days, most bands can’t cut it.
I’m all for the bigger scene vets helping keep a larger tent open so there is someplace to reach a wider audience (ie. Danzig and Zombie recently did a show with critical darlings Witch Mountain, for example).
Anyways…GET UP AND KILL!