Disturbed have received tons of praise over their moving cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” including the song crossing over to the mainstream and making it onto the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The cover tune appears on Disturbed’s latest album, ‘Immortalized.’ The band performed the song on “Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco” last week, and the performance drew accolades from the one and only Paul Simon.
Simon took to Facebook to praise Disturbed for their version of the tune, saying, “In case you missed it, Disturbed did a wonderful rendition of ‘The Sound of Silence’ on Conan this week.” He also posted a video of the performance on Facebook. Disturbed responded by sharing Simon’s post on Facebook and saying, “Humbled and grateful beyond words. Thank you so much Mr. Paul Simon!”
Disturbed will perform “The Sound of Silence” and their catalog of much heavier hits on the road this summer. David Draiman and company just kicked off a North American headlining run, and they’re also scheduled to appear at a variety of music festivals this year, including Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago Open Air in Bridgeview, Illinois. The guys hit Ascend Amphitheater May 7th with Rob Zombie and Pop Evil.