Popular American rockers feature outspoken Jewish vocalist David Draiman

Formed in 1994, the band has released seven studio albums, and is probably best known in mainstream rock circles for its 2015 cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence.”

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DISTURBED, WITH David Draiman (third from left), are on the way to Israel.

DISTURBED, WITH David Draiman (third from left), are on the way to Israel. . (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Renowned American hard rock band Disturbed will be making its Israel debut next year, the band announced Monday.

Led by Jewish vocalist David Draiman, and featuring bassist John Moyer, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren, the band will be winding up a six-month tour in support of its latest album, Evolution, on July 2 at Rishon Lezion’s Live Park.

Formed in 1994, the band has released seven studio albums, and is probably best known in mainstream rock circles for its 2015 cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence.”

The 44-year-old Draiman, who was on a career path to become a rabbi before secular music changed his direction, has long been a staunch defender of Israel. In a 2011 interview with The Jerusalem Post while vacationing in the country, he claims to have close to 200 relatives in the country, including his Jerusalem-based brother, Ben, also a musician.

Draiman wrote a song on the band’s 2010 album Asylum called “Never Again,” directed at Holocaust deniers and antisemitism.
“I never pull any punches, and I will never apologize for who I am or where I come from,” Draiman told the Post.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 8 a.m. at *5169 or at eventbuzz.co.il

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