Disturbed’s David Draiman wants to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl
Disturbed frontman David Draiman has told Loudwire that he “would be honored beyond words” if he could sing the U.S. national anthem at next year’s Super Bowl.
Draiman explained, “I’ve dreamt of doing it my entire life. Been rehearsing it since I was a little boy. I love my country, and I would be honored beyond words to have the opportunity to try and inspire, strengthen, and give hope, at a time when we need those things more than ever.”
The singer added, “Plus . . . it would be nice to have rock represented on SOME level at the Super Bowl, and to prove to everyone that there ARE rock singers out there who can do the anthem as much justice as ANY pop artists out there, and even possibly take it higher.”
Gladys Knight sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl, which was held in her hometown of Atlanta. A hard rock or metal vocalist has never performed the anthem at the annual game, and once again a rock act will not appear during the halftime show. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform at Super Bowl LIV, will take place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on February 2nd, 2020.
Disturbed has encouraged fans to enter Draiman’s name in a Billboard poll asking who should sing the National Anthem before the 2020 game. Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie is currently in the lead.
Story source: Loudwire