It’s a yearly tradition to start pitching in ideas on what band should play the Super Bowl halftime instead of whatever pop artist the NFL committee usually chooses. Last year, the idea of Metallica playing the event started flying around with enough strength that Metallica actually scheduled a pre-Super Bowl show at San Francisco’s AT&T Park and we were there to enjoy it’s majesty. Now, it’s another band that have their eyes on the show and that’s Disturbed.
The NFL has not booked their first option to play during the half-time. British icon Adele turned down the gig by stating “that show is not about music, and I don’t dance or anything like that.” That gave the idea to frontman David Draiman to put his band on the bill by declaring:
EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE NEXT TO NO CHANCE, IT CERTAINLY COULDN’T HURT TO HAVE THE ROCK COMMUNITY MAKE A STRONG STATEMENT BY VOTING? JUST BECAUSE SOME MIGHT THINK “IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN”, DOESN’T MEAN IT ISN’T WORTHWHILE TO STICK A BIT OF ROCK IN THEIR FACES!
While it’s a stretch to expect a rock band like Disturbed to get selected, the success of their latest album Immortalized shows the positive reception and impact they have in the music industry. As of last week, the album has sold almost 450,000 copies and was the fifth album in a row to reach number 1. on the charts. And “The Sound of Silence” is a bona fide hit. Modern rock radio has embraced it following a run at active rock, and some top 40 stations have even played it.
If you want to see Disturbed getting down with the sickness at the Super Bowl half-time next year, head over Billboard and cast your vote. It will definitely be a better option than Justin Bieber or One Direction.