Disturbed live at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – August 8, 2016

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Disturbed bassist John Moyer performs to a sold out crowd at the Molson Amphitheatre on August 8, 2016. (Photo Credit: Sue Sadzak)

(Toronto, ON) – Disturbed performed to a sold out, highly energized crowd on Monday at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Supporting acts for the evening where Saint Asonia, Alterbridge and Breaking Benjamin. Breaking Benjamin received a lot of criticism from the fans on the quality of their sound that evening. One main complaint was how singer Ben Burnley could barely be heard.

Eight lucky contest winners got the chance to witness Disturbed up close and personal, permitted in the photographers pit for the first 3 songs. Selfies were taken while the band played in the background.

The Chicago based Metal act Disturbed brought their massive pyrotechnical stage show, roasting the audience every chance that they could. Flames as high as the stage and even during “Inside the Fire” the flames took over the entire stage. In my mind I was thinking, isn’t it a bit close to that curtain? Although extremely impressive in stature, it had me a bit on edge to witness. I certainly looked to see where the nearest exit was situated.

Singer David Draiman had no problems getting the audience revved up and throwing horn, swaying and jumping. I personally didn’t stand still the entire performance. His vocals were on par with album quality. No pitch problems in the least. A very impressive performance on his part.

The crowd erupted when announced that the next song would be the Simon and Garfunkel cover “The Sound of Silence”. Cell phones lit up the entire venue. All the member sat down on stools and let the emotion of the song take over.

Draiman thanked the crowd, saying they owed the Canadian fans a debt of gratitude, that with fans like them they are indestructible. He continued to explain they achieved Gold status for their album Immortalized and Platinum for Asylum in Canada.

They didn’t have an encore, although the fans did want more. Draiman finished the show stating, “My brothers and sisters, we are Disturbed.” He chanted “We are”…. and the crowd would yell “Disturbed.”

A special thank you to Live Nation for accreditation.

Setlist:
Ten Thousand Fists
The Game
The Vengeful One
Prayer
Liberate
Who Taught You How to Hate (with members of Saint Asonia and Breaking Benjamin)
Stupify
The Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel cover)
Inside the Fire
The Light
Stricken
Indestructible
Voices
Down With the Sickness

All photos by Sue Sadzak
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