Disturbed with Breaking Benjamin and Jinjer Concert Review

September 2nd, 2023 (Noblesville, IN): Disturbed brought their “Take Back Your Life” tour to a thunderous close at the Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, IN on Saturday night. It was a night filled with headbanging, fiery performances and a rollercoaster of emotions.

First up was Ukrainian metal-core sensation, Jinjer. Fronted by the enigmatic Tatiana Shmayluk, they went from serene to sonic chaos in the blink of an eye, leaving fans in awe. The pit couldn’t get enough of their energy, setting the stage for what was to come.

Next in line — Breaking Benjamin, a band that’s been shaping rock music since their 2006 album, “Phobia.” The venue erupted as they took the stage, with nostalgia washing over the crowd during hits like “Polyamorous” and “The Diary of Jane.” But it wasn’t just nostalgia that had the audience captivated; it was Ben Burnley’s incredible voice that truly stole the show. His signature raspy yet melodic vocals resonated deeply with fans, reminding everyone why Breaking Benjamin is considered one of the defining acts of 2000s rock. They served as the perfect appetizer for the main event.

As darkness fell, curtains dropped, and Disturbed emerged, the crowd’s anticipation was palpable. They kicked off with a bang, performing hits like “Hey You,” “Stupify,” and “Bad Man.” Pyrotechnics added to the heat, and the pit was a sea of excitement.

The emotional peak came during “A Reason to Fight,” accompanied by a heartfelt suicide prevention speech from David Draiman. He shared personal struggles and the loss of friends like Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell. His tear-inducing reasons for persevering, including his children and the audience, were profoundly moving.

Disturbed’s live show isn’t just about music; it’s about connection. Draiman’s emphasis on supporting loved ones battling addiction and mental health issues resonated deeply. Tears flowed, hands were raised in unity, and a sense of compassion enveloped the amphitheater.

Disturbed’s performance that night left attendees feeling empowered, with a newfound appreciation for life and a deeper understanding of mental health. From the emotional depths of “A Reason to Fight” to the unbridled chaos of “Down With the Sickness,” Disturbed bridged the gap between raw emotion and cathartic release, making it a night to remember, with Breaking Benjamin’s unforgettable vocals and stage presence serving as a highlight of the evening.

Writer: Kimmy Curry

Salt + Light Media Group



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