Disturbed Release Sting Cover, Announce 2018 Austin City Limits Performance Stream for Next Week

Back when you first bumped Disturbed‘s The Sickness, you probably never thought, Man, I bet these guys would do a mean Sting cover. Not in The Police, either — a solo Sting song. But time makes fools of us all, as Disturbed have dropped a cover of Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” which you can hear below.

As you’ll hear, the band’s version of “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” follows the path they went down with their massive cover of “The Sounds of Silence.” This isn’t the punchy, agitated band that dropped plates on your ass with tracks like “Fear” and “Inside The Fire,” but a modern rock mega-group performing a massive radio ballad. Sure, the song does have a break at the end where the electric guitars and pounding drums come back in, but for the most part it’s a softer, more introspective track.

“We have loved this song for a long time, and even though it was released in 1993,” says the band of the cover, “it seems strangely applicable to today’s world. The song is about losing faith, and might initially sound pessimistic, but it’s about the importance and power of personal relationships, and how they can save you and provide solace in an increasingly confusing world.”

Disturbed’s new track is now available for purchase online.

For those missing Disturbed’s live show, you’re in luck: the band have also revealed that next week, they’ll be streaming their full 2018 live set at Austin City Limits as part of Songkick’s Live From The Vault sessions. The video, containing the band’s entire set performance at the massive festival, will premiere Thursday, September 17 at 12pm EST. Make sure you don’t miss a second by setting a reminder and subscribing to Songkick’s YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, if the sickness is just too great for your and you need something to look forward to, Disturbed have also rescheduled their previously-planned The Sickness 20th anniversary tour, so get tickets for one of the following dates in 2021:

Wed July 7 – West Palm Beach, FL at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre 

Thu July 8 – Tampa, FL at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 

Sat July 10 – Alpharetta, GA at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre 

Mon July 12 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center

Tue July 13 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH at Blossom Music Center

Sun July 18 – Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Tue July 20 – Toronto, ON at Budweiser Stage

Wed July 21 – Darien Center, NY at Darien Lake Amphitheater

Fri July 23 – Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center

Sat July 24 – Hartford, CT at XFINITY Theatre

Mon July 26 – Syracuse, NY at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview 

Wed July 28 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center

Thu July 29 – Wantagh, NY at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre

Sat July 31 – Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live

Sun Aug 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Wed Aug 4 – Burgettstown, PA at S&T Bank Music Park 

Fri Aug 6 – Hershey, PA at Hersheypark Stadium

Sun Aug 8 – Tinley Park, IL at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL

Fri Aug 13 – Maryland Heights, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO

Sat Aug 14 – Noblesville, IN at Ruoff Music Center

Mon Aug 16 – Rogers, AR at Walmart AMP

Wed Aug 18 – The Woodlands, TX at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 

Fri Aug 20 – Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Amphitheater

Sat Aug 21 – Phoenix, AZ at Ak-Chin Pavilion

Mon Aug 23 – Irvine, CA at FivePoint Amphitheatre

Tue Aug 24 – Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre

Thu Aug 26 – Ridgefield, WA at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater 

Fri Aug 27 – Auburn, WA at White River Amphitheatre 

Sun Aug 29 – Wheatland, CA at Toyota Amphitheatre 

Tue Aug 31 – West Valley City, UT at USANA Amphitheatre

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Words by Chris Krovatin