Disturbed’s David Draiman Welcomes Lookalike Fan Onstage in Manchester
Ooh-wha-ah-ah-at is going on here? During Disturbed's Wednesday (May 15) performance in Manchester, England, fans might have thought they were seeing double when singer David Draiman plucked Carlos Pau-Real out of the crowd. It turns out the Disturbed fan bares a striking resemblance to Draiman and has been turning up at recent shows.
Pau-Real arrived onstage with his clean-shaven head, a black coat similar to one that Draiman has sported onstage, with the primary difference being the chin piercings that the singer gave up prior to this tour cycle.
"I feel like I betrayed you somehow because you have the piercings but I don't," Draiman stated as he welcomed Carlos to the stage. After hugs with all the band members, the singer pulled Pau-Real close, touching bald domes and joking, "Carlos, we put our heads together, we make an ass of ourself."
Draiman then shared with the audience spotting his doppelganger at a recent show, and recalling, "I couldn't help but notice in the crowd in London and Ally Pally the funniest thing in the whole fucking world. There were a bunch of people in the crowd that actually thought he was me, to the extent that they took pictures with him ... and they posted pictures on social media, 'Ah, David Draiman came to catch Skindred early in the crowd.'"
The singer thanked Carlos for his dedication, adding, "It's indicative of the passion that the Disturbed ones have always had." Watch the video play out in Pau-Real's YouTube video below.
Disturbed posted photos from the meet-up with the caption, "Will the real David Draiman please stand up," while Real has since made the selfie he took onstage with Draiman his new Facebook profile photo.
Disturbed are now back stateside, where they'll play Sonic Temple this Saturday (May 18). See all of their upcoming tour dates here.
Disturbed 2019 North American Tour Dates
May 18 – Columbus, Ohio @ Sonic Temple
May 26 – Pryor, Okla. @ Rocklahoma
July 20 – Oshkosh, Wis. @ Rock USA
July 21 – Mankato, Minn. @ Verizon Center
July 23 – Winnipeg, Canada @ Bell MTS Place
July 24 – Regina, Canada @ Brandt Centre
July 28 – Billings, Mont. @ Rimrock Auto Arena
July 30 – Boise, Idaho @ Taco Bell Arena
July 31 – Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
Aug. 02 – Auburn, Wash. @ KISW’s Pain In The Grass
Aug. 03 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Aug. 06 – Sturgis, S.D. @ Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Sept. 19 – Estero, Fla. @ Hertz Arena
Sept. 21 – Tampa, Fla. @ Amalie Arena
Sept. 22 – Orlando, Fla. @ Amway Center
Sept. 24 – Greenville, S.C. @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Sept. 25 – Duluth, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Arena
Sept. 27 – Huntington, W.V. @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Oct. 01 – Saginaw, Mich. @ Dow Event Center
Oct. 02 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Wolstein Center (Cleveland State University)
Oct. 04 – Hershey, Pa. @ GIANT Center
Oct. 05 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena (Casey Plaza)
Oct. 07 – Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Oct. 09 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ U.S. Cellular Center
Oct. 11 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Chaifetz Arena
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