Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, bands like Disturbed have been forced off the road and are trying to find virtual ways to connect with their fans.
In a recent interview on Friday, August 14 with Offstage With DWP, an online series from independent promoter Danny Wimmer Presents, Disturbed frontman David Draiman shared his thoughts on what’s going to happen when concerts are allowed to resume.
Draiman says that he and his band along with many others cannot wait until they can hit the road again but it can’t happen until it can happen safely and everyone is safe.
“We can’t wait to get back out there. Look, this is a necessary evil, everyone. Everybody needs to stay safe. Everybody needs to just take care of themselves, and we need to do what we need to do as a society and as a planet to just minimize the damage from this thing.” Draiman explained.
The frontman continued to tell fans not to worry as when concerts can resume, there is going to be “one hell of a celebration.”
He continued: “And if that means that we need to wait to get together and celebrate, then that’s what it means. And we’ll be there, and it’ll happen eventually. And we look forward to it happening. And I think all this built-up anticipation, and once it finally can happen, is gonna make for one hell of a celebration…”
It is unknown if and when concerts will return but it’s expected to resume in 2021, with virtual events and drive-in concerts taking place throughout 2020. However, Draiman thinks that once it is safe to return to shows, that fans are going to come out in “droves” as they’ve been “pent up and held back for so long.”
“Once it’s safe, and [the fans] really can [attend shows again], and they’ve been pent up and held back for so long, oh my God — people are gonna come out in droves. I’m confident of it,” Draiman added.
You can watch the full interview below.