Disturbed to celebrate ‘The Sickness’ anniversary with Staind, Bad Wolves at Blossom

Summer typically is a time for lighter colors.

You’ll be wearing black Aug. 21.

That’s assuming you’ll want to dress the part when you rock out at the Disturbed concert — with openers Staind and Bad Wolves — that night at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. That sounds like a night of thoroughly heavy rock.

The show is a part of the 31-date “The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour,” which, as the name suggests, celebrates the two-decade anniversary of Disturbed’s seminal album, “The Sickness.”

David Draiman, Dan Donegan
David Draiman, left, and Dan Donegan of the band Disturbed perform at the Allstate Arena on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. (Associated Press photos)

On this tour, states a news release from event promoter Live Nation, the band will perform songs off the album, as well as tracks from most recent studio release, “Evolution,” and their extensive catalog.

Disturbed also shared a new music video for “Hold on to Memories” directed by Matt Mahurin, who also directed their “Sound of Silence” music video. The news release states the video is inspired by the Mexican holiday “Día de Muertos,” a day of remembrance and celebration of loved ones who have passed.

Here’s more on each group, taken directly from the release:

Simply put, DISTURBED are one of the most successful rock bands in modern history. The multiplatinum-selling quartet accomplished the rare feat of achieving five consecutive number one debuts on the Billboard Top 200. That accolade historically elevated them to rarified air alongside Metallica, the only other hard rock group to do so in the history of the chart. Immortalized (2015) received a platinum certification and spawned the triple-platinum crossover smash “The Sound of Silence,” which garnered a nomination at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards in the category of “Best Rock Performance.” Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold 16 million albums globally and scored twelve No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut, The Sickness, formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by subsequent GRAMMY® Award nominations as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records, as well as countless sold-out shows around the globe. Named “Best Rock Artist” during the 2017 iHeartRadioMusic Awards, Disturbed continue to boldly forge ahead with the release of their aptly titled seventh offering, Evolution.

About STAIND: Aaron Lewis, Mike Mushok, Johnny April and Jon Wysocki formed Staind in 1995, in their hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. Over the course of their career, the band released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million albums worldwide. Break The Cycle, released in 2001 and RIAA certified 5x platinum, featured the smash single, “It’s Been A While,” one of the most played songs in modern rock radio history, spending 20 weeks at Number 1. Staind is currently comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli. This year STAIND reunited for a few select dates, after a five-year hiatus.

About Bad Wolves: Bad Wolves consists of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-Devil Driver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead) and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment). They released their debut album, Disobey (May 2018), via Better Noise Music, which reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their global breakout single, “Zombie,” is certified Platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double Platinum in Canada, Gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped-charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes Overall and Rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The album yielded the follow-up tracks “Hear Me Now,” featuring Diamante, and the soaring ballad “Remember When,” which both reached #1 at Active Rock Radio. The official music video for “Zombie,” a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 255 million views across platforms.

Show tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Jan. 31. Start your hunt here.

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