Dan Donegan Of Disturbed Talks New Tour And The Rigors Of Touring [VIDEO]
Have you ever started talking to someone and just lose track of time?
Disturbed just announced a 28-day U.S. tour. While it is a safe bet that, if everyone stays healthy, it will be extended, you might want to make plans to catch them in either Dallas or Albuquerque. On most of the dates, they'll be supported by Breaking Benjamin (I actually got to see David Draiman come out and do Pantera's "Walk" with them once). Ukrainian band Jinjer will also open most shows.
I had an opportunity to talk to Dan Donegan, guitarist of Disturbed and we covered a lot of ground. We started out talking about an epic duet from the new album "Divisive" featuring Ann Wilson of Heart. From there we jumped to the choices he makes on lead guitar, how hard it is on your body to tour, cutting down set lists and so much more. Getting to know Dan certainly adds depth to Disturbed as a band.
It is very hard to express how much the band has "leveled up" in terms of their headliner status. Many of us believe that Breaking Benjamin should be headlining their own shows, so that makes this an incredibly special double bill. It was a bit hard to pin Dan down to an exact time, but it sounds like you'll still get a full ninety-minute show from Disturbed despite the packed bill.
Dan was humble, present, and awesome in this interview. I hope you'll take the time to watch the whole thing, especially since I abused my time slot and went a bit long (I'm a very naughty boy).