Disturbed’s ‘Are You Ready’ + ‘A Reason to Fight’ Make Live Debuts in Chicago
Are you ready? Disturbed's Evolution album is still a week out and a majority of their touring in support of the disc won't really start up until 2019, but the band hit the stage for the first time in support of their new album Wednesday night (Oct. 10) in Chicago. The performance at the Vic Theatre was sponsored by SiriusXM and it gave the band a chance to break out two of the new songs live for the first time.
The aggressive "Are You Ready" has already caught fire as a radio single and feels like a natural show opener, which it turned out to be for their Vic performance. You can see fan-shot video of the live debut in the player above.
Meanwhile, the more intimate performance of "A Reason to Fight" came later on in the night, offering a change of pace after "Inside the Fire" and proving to be the perfect setup for "The Sound of Silence," which came immediately after in the set list. "A Reason to Fight" opened with Dan Donegan on acoustic guitar with David Draiman's vocals before Mike Wengren and John Moyer eventually joined in on the performance. See fan-shot video of the song's live debut below.
As those are the only two songs that have been released so far, they were the only two new tracks to make the setlist. Disturbed will also play this Saturday (Oct. 13) at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas as part of the Austin City Limits Festival ahead of the Oct. 19 album release. While official tour dates have yet to be revealed, the band has announced cities for both their North American and world tours in 2019. Stay tuned to see when and what venues they'll be playing.
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