PICS: Disturbed at Pechanga Arena

Hard-rock behemoths Disturbed stupified an entire Pechanga Arena 'with the sickness' during their recent San Diego tour stop.

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The last time the band was in town, they headlined House of Blues -- so the recent Jan. 9 Sports Arena show was definitely a big step attendance-wise. Movin' on up!
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A little history: Disturbed got its start in 1994 and is comprised of vocalist Damon Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren.
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After initially forming in Chicago, Illinois, they originally intended to name themselves "Crawl" before finding out that name had already been taken (naturally). They went with "Brawl" instead.
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The founding three members of the group placed advertisements for a singer in a local music publication, and Draiman (pictured) answered the call.
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After Draiman came onboard, the band changed their name to Disturbed. In an interview, Draiman once said: “It had been a name I have been contemplating for a band for years. It just seems to symbolize everything we were feeling at the time.” (Donegan pictured)
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The group has released seven studio albums, with five of them consecutively reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Their latest, “Evolution,” was released on Oct. 19, 2018. (Moyer pictured)
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In 2000, the band released “The Sickness,” an album that launched them into international stardom with the massive hit singles “Down With the Sickness” and “Stupify.” (Wengren pictured)
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Disturbed has a official mascot named “The Guy" (pictured). It was originally just a drawing of a face with a large grin but then was edited three times using a distorting program.
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Sometimes classified as nu metal or alternative metal, the band prefers simply the identifier of “hard rock.” We're on board with that.
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According to Draiman, “We probably have too much melody going on…[Metal] is not what we try to do. If we have to place things in context, we’re more hard rock than heavy metal these days.”
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Draiman further went on to say in that interview that Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica and Pantera “are the bands that made us want to play.”
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During the band's Jan. 9 show, Disturbed played the following set: "Are You Ready," "Prayer," "The Vengeful One," "Voices," "The Animal," "Immortalized," "Stupify," "Land of Confusion" (a Genesis cover)...
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Followed by "Hold on to Memories," "The Game," "A Reason to Fight," "The Sound of Silence" (a Simon & Garfunkel cover), "Indestructible," "Inside the Fire," "The Light," "Stricken" and "Down With the Sickness." Come back soon, guys!
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