Disturbed to make Israel debut in July

American hard rockers feature Jewish vocalist David Draiman

Disturbed, with David Draiman (third from left), are on the way to Israel.  (photo credit: Courtesy)
Disturbed, with David Draiman (third from left), are on the way to Israel.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Renowned American hard rock band Disturbed will be making their 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 6-month tour in support of their 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 their 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 to the Rishon show go on sale Monday morning at 8.00 am for 24 hours for members of the Facebook group 'Bring Disturbed to Israel'.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Tuesday at 8.00 am at *5169 or at eventbuzz.co.il