Can you feel it? It goes without saying that the coronavirus outbreak has essentially crippled the music and arts industry. Shows, tours, and even major worldwide festivals like Download have been scrapped because of social distancing measures, and while some countries are clearly taking more serious measures than others, the vast majority of musicians are in a bad spot. Some bands, like Code Orange, have turned to livestreaming shows online in innovative ways – while some of the old guard of rock and metal are somehow benefiting from the outbreak.
Disturbed is one such band experiencing a surge in streams, and if you put two and two together, you can probably guess which song is experiencing a surge in streams and sales. Yeah, it’s arguably their biggest hit to date (unless you count their cover of “The Sound Of Silence”) in “Down With The Sickness”. The song, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is scheduled to be performed as part of the band’s The Sickness 20th anniversary tour later this year. Fingers crossed for that one.
Platinum-selling rock band Disturbed have announced a 31-date North American tour celebrating their debut album, The Sickness. The amphitheater tour, which also includes very special guests STAIND and BAD WOLVES, celebrates the two-decade anniversary of the band’s seminal album “The Sickness”. Huge singles like “Stupify” and “Down With The Sickness” helped launch them into the rock and metal stratosphere.
On this tour, the band will perform songs off the album, as well as tracks from their most recent studio release, “Evolution”, and their extensive catalog. “The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour” will run from mid-July through mid-September, with dates in cities including Tampa, Toronto, Cincinnati, Phoenix, and Irvine (full dates below).