Disturbed at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL

With the release of their seventh album, Evolution, just around the corner, Disturbed put on an intimate show for their hometown.

It’s always going to be a special show when Disturbed perform in Chicago. Family, friends and fans filled the Vic Theatre, waiting with excitement for the local boys to take to the stage. What makes this particularly exciting for everyone is the fact that it’s in such an intimate setting, getting you that bit more up close and personal.

As the lights go down, a large screen covering the stage springs to life as a video plays with clips from past shows, and the audience’s screams fill the theatre. The video comes to an end and the screen raises up to reveal the band standing in silhouette. The show begins with the opening track from their upcoming new release, “Are You Ready,” and it’s fair to say the fans were more than ready for this. This was the first time this song has been performed live, and judging by the crowd’s reaction, their new material will go down a treat.

The deluxe version of Evolution will include their now famous cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” which they also performed for the hometown crowd. They also performed their version of Genesis’ “Land of Confusion” which is even more synonymous with their live shows. 

The atmosphere on this evening was truly electric with the fans clearly eager to see the band again. The last time they played within the city limits was at the House of Blues for the release show for Immortalized three years ago. Hopefully, they’ll come back around soon to play more of the new material. 

There’s not much longer to wait for the new album to be released, but this was a good little teaser to get the juices going. They may have only performed two songs from it, but that will make October 19 all the more special when the fans receive their copies.

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About Kirstine Walton 329 Articles
Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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