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Disturbed To Perform First-Ever Shows In South America

by Unknown // Tuesday, June 14, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Multi-platinum hard rock band Disturbed have tour all over the world since forming in 1996, but have never performed in South American...until now.

For the first time in its long career, the Chicago quartet will visit the continent, performing shows in Bogota, Colombia, Sao Paula, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile August 21-August 27, 2011.

"We are so excited to be playing in South America for the first time ever," says Disturbed frontman David Draiman. "It's been a long time coming and we can't wait to rock the fans down there."

The shows come after Disturbed wraps up headlining this summer's fourth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The tour, which also features Godsmack and Megadeth on the main stage, will make a 26-date trek across the country beginning on July 9th in San Bernardino, CA.

In other Disturbed news, the band's current album Asylum has been certified gold by the R.I.A.A. In addition, Disturbed has made for sale a previously unreleased song, entitled "3," at their official website.

All proceeds from the sale of the track, which is available for $.99, go to benefit the Damien Echols Defense Fund, which pays for legal fees, forensic testing, and investigative fees for the three men known as the West Memphis Three who were unjustly convicted of murder in Arkansas in 1994. The Free the WM3 Support Fund is a group of private individuals who strongly believe that Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley are serving prison terms for murders they did not commit. For more information, visit www.wm3.org.

Disturbed have sold 12 million albums and over six million digital tracks worldwide. Asylum is Disturbed's fourth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1, a feat achieved by only two other rock groups in history: Metallica and Dave Matthews Band.

Disturbed has had eight No. 1 hits at BDS Active Rock radio, tying them with Creed for the second most on the chart. The band has also had the third most No. 1 hits at Mediabase Active Rock, with seven.

For more information on Disturbed including tour dates, check out their official website.

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