David Draiman says he’s inspired by the Rolling Stones’ legacy and wants Disturbed to continue until they’re “no longer able to function.”

The band have performed under the Disturbed banner since 1996, but the frontman says he’s determined they follow in the footsteps of Mick Jagger and co, and tour into their retirement years.

He tells KBAD FM: “I want to go on until we’re no longer able to function. I look at the Rolling Stones and I still see them bring it every time they go out and play.

“Hell, even if they have to bring their own team of doctors and nurses with them, whatever they need to do, they make it happen – because when you’re firing all cylinders and the crowd’s with you, there is absolutely no substitute for that feeling. None.”

Disturbed recently released a live video of them covering Simon & Garfunkel’s Sound Of Silence.

Disturbed, who will play at this year’s Download festival, will head out on a summer North American tour with Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia starting in July.



Mar 11: Vancouver Commodore Ballroom, BC
Mar 12: Seattle Showbox, WA
Mar 14: Portland Roseland THeater, OR
Mar 16: San Francisco Fillmore, CA
Mar 17: Santa Ana Observatory, CA
Mar 19: Phoenix UFest, AZ
Mar 20: San Diego House Of Blues, CA
Mar 23: Dallas House Of Blues, TX
Mar 24: Houston House Of Blues, TX
Mar 25: New Orleans House Of Blues, LA
Mar 27: Birmingham Iron City, AL
Mar 29: North Myrtle Beach House Of Blues, SC
Mar 30: Richmond National, VA
Apr 01: Baltimore Soundstage, MD
Apr 02: Philadelphia Theatre Of THe Living Arts, PA
Apr 04: New York Irving Plaza, NY
Apr 05: Niagara Falls Rapids Theatre, NY
Apr 07: Detroit Saint Andrews Hall, MI
Apr 08: Grand Rapids Orbit Room, MI
Apr 10: Memphis New Daisy Theatre, TN
Apr 16: Tucson Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, AZ
Apr 26: Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center, IL
Apr 29: Tampa 98RockFest, Fl
Apr 30: Jacksonville Welcome To Rockville, FL
May 01: Fort Myers Fort Rock, FL
May 02: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheater, NM
May 03: Biloxi Mississippi Coast Coliseum, MS
May 04: Pelham Oak Mountain Amphitheater, AL
May 06: Atlanta Aaron’s Amphitheater, GA
May 07: Nashville Ascend Amphitheater, TN
May 08: Concord Carolina Rebellion, NC
May 10: Lafayette Cajundome, LA
Jul 09: Syracuse Lakeview Amphitheatre, NY
Jul 10: Bristow Jiffy Lube Live, VA
Jul 12: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, NY
Jul 17: St Louis Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, MO
Jul 19: Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion, PA
Jul 20: Indianapolis Klipsch Amphitheatre, IN
Jul 22: Hartford Xfinity Theatre, CT
Jul 23: Boston Xfinity Center, MA
Jul 24: Darien Center Lake Performing Arts Center, NY
Jul 26: Detroit DTE Energy Amphitheatre, MI
Jul 27: Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center, OH
Jul 29: Scranton Pavilion At Montage Mountain, PA
Jul 30: Wantagh Nikon At Jones Beach, NY
Jul 31: Holmdel PNC Banks Arts Center, NJ
Aug 04: Gilford Bank Of NH Pavilion, NH
Aug 08: Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, ON
Aug 12: Dallas Gexa Energy Amphitheatre, TX
Aug 13: Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX
Aug 15: Denver Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO
Aug 17: Albuquerque Isleta Amphitheatre, NM
Aug 19: Concord Pavilion, CA