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