Disturbed’s David Draiman apologizes for reproaching fan texting during their show

Posted by on April 1, 2016

David Draiman 306The latest Disturbed story going around the internet was about frontman David Draiman calling out a fan for texting during their set, shaming in front of a few hundred people attending the show. The fan later responded to Draiman’s berating claiming she was actually texting her 14 year-old daughter who was caught in the middle of a hail storm, and saying that she’ll “never pay to see him again nor will [her] friends.”

Apparently, Draiman actually listen to her respond and now he feels bad about calling her out the way he did and actually made an apology during an interview with Loudwire by saying:

“You know when I did what I did, it wasn’t me trying to push her away. It was a matter of me trying to engage her. It’s what I’ve done for years and in most circumstances if there is someone who is being passive. They respond positively, ‘Oh, he acknowledged me. He’s really watching. I will get into it and he’s actually paying attention to me’ and they become more involved. It’s very unfortunate that it backfired obviously with her.

I wasn’t privy to the information of what she had going on and when I made my original Facebook post that information had not yet come out. I feel badly about it and I am sorry. I can only say at this particular point that I think that that tactic may be something that I from here on out remove from my live repertoire because obviously there is the chance of me making that scenario happen again if I don’t have the information that would keep me from making that mistake.

So again, I feel badly about it and I am sorry. I never want anyone to leave one of our shows feeling badly. The whole idea is to pull them and to make them feel empowered and sometimes you’ve got to be a little forceful when you do that and if she got rubbed the wrong way, that is something that I regret.”

As we mentioned before, Disturbed isn’t necessarily a sacred performer that needs uninterrupted attention that even if you look away to see what time it is, you are ruining anything; besides, if you already paid the money to get in and rather text than watching the band, that’s your business but we digress.

If you want to catch Draiman and the rest of Disturbed live and probably get yelled at or not by him for texting, catch him during one of the many dates scheduled:

W/Rob Zombie  Co-Headline Tour
5/03 Biloxi, MS @ Mississippi Coast Coliseum
5/04 Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
5/06 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater  *
5/07 Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
5/10  Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
5/11 Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
5/17 Cedar Rapids, IA @ US Cellular Center
5/22 Hershey, PA @ Hershey Stadium
5/24  Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
5/25  Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
* Pop Evil not performing
Disturbed’s headlining dates:

4/01 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
4/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/04 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
4/05 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
4/07 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
4/08 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
4/10 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
4/26 Springfield, IL @ Prairie Capital Convention Cener
4/29 Tampa, FL @ 98 Rockfest
4/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville
5/01 Fort Myers, FL @ Fort Rock Festival
5/08 Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
5/15 Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion
5/20 Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range
5/21 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavillion
W/ Breaking Benjamin Co-Headline Tour:
7/09 Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
7/10 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/12 Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/17 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Amphitheater
7/22 Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
7/23 Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/24 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/26 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Amphitheater
7/27 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/29 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/30 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach
7/31 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/04 Gilford, NH @ Bank of NH Pavilion
8/08 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/12 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Amphitheater
8/13 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/15 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/17 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/19 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion

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