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Disturbed Frontman David Draiman Announces Band’s Second Tel Aviv Summer Concert ‘Due to Incredible Demand’


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Disturbed frontman David Draiman. Photo: RPS via Wikimedia Commons

David Draiman, the Jewish lead vocalist of Disturbed, announced this week that the heavy metal band will do a second concert in Israel this summer in response to an overwhelming demand after their first show sold out.

“Israel, I’m amazing at the love you’re showing us,” the Sound of Silence singer said in an Instagram video, announcing the concert on June 29 in Tel Aviv to follow the band’s show a day earlier at the Expo Tel Aviv convention center. The singer added that two Israeli bands will also perform with Disturbed on stage — Saffek during the June 28 concert and Subterranean Masquerade for the performance the following night.

“And we’re planning to invite a couple more acts from the amazing Israeli scene to join us as well,” Draiman revealed. He concluded by saying, “I’m so excited to come to see all of you and celebrate your beautiful metal scene along with your music. See you on June 28 and now June 29 in Tel Aviv.”

Disturbed will perform in Israel as part of their Take Back Your Life Tour world tour. This will be the band’s second time performing in Israel following their sold-out show at Live Park in 2019.

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Draiman’s father and grandfather served in the Israel Defense Forces and both of the singer’s maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors. His grandfather was also a cantor in Israel and Draiman trained as a cantor as well before starting his professional singing career.

Draiman has spoken in great length in the past about his love of Israel, the thousands of relatives he has in the country and his pride in his Jewish heritage. He said in a recent podcast interview that he pays no attention to supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel who try to convince musicians to not perform in the Jewish state. He called Israeli fans “amazing and dedicated” and said he believes music “should be the entity that brings people together, not continues to separate. It should build bridges and it’s not supposed to be something you withhold from people.”

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