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.
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.
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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