Disturbed aren’t yet eligible for the Rock Hall, though the metal act has received the next best thing – the keys to Tinley Park.
David Draiman and Co. were on hand for the ceremonial handover, when their Take Back Your Life Tour paused Wednesday (Aug. 30) for a concert at their old stomping ground, Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL.
“What an amazing honor receiving the key to the city in our hometown!,” reads a statement on the band’s socials. “Thank you to the Mayor of Tinley Park, Colleen Sullivan and to all of the trustees and board members for this sentimental moment.”
The hard rockers were presented with the key on behalf of the Village board and the Village of Tinley Park, reads a message posted by Sullivan on social media.
Formed in 1994, Disturbed is a heavyweight performer on the Billboard 200 chart, logging five No. 1 titles stretching back to Believe (from 2002), and including Ten Thousand Fists (2005), Indestructible (2008), Asylum (2010) and Immortalized (2015).
The band’s eighth and most recent album, 2022’s Divisive, peaked at No. 13 on the all-genre Billboard 200, one of their 11 impressions on the chart.
At the same time, Divisive topped Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts, for their sixth and fifth No. 1s on those respective tallies. Only two acts have more No. 1s on Top Hard Rock Albums than Disturbed: Five Finger Death Punch and Pearl Jam, with seven apiece.
Earlier this month, Divisive cut “Unstoppable” lifted to No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, the quartet’s 12th leader. With that feat, Disturbed moved into a four-way tie for the fifth-most toppers in the chart’s 42-year history, alongside Foo Fighters, Godsmack and Metallica. Shinedown leads all acts with 18 No. 1s.
The Take Back Your Life Tour continues Friday (Sept. 1) in Clarkston, MI.