SOURCE: Reprise Records

September 27, 2005 18:08 ET

Disturbed Is First Off the Line at NHRA Nationals

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 27, 2005 -- Disturbed will be special guests at the upcoming AmeriQuest Mortgage National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals, Saturday, October 1st at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois.

The explosive band, whose new Reprise Records release, "Ten Thousand Fists," released September 20, will be on hand to witness the thrill of NHRA POWERade Drag Racing as guests of the Naylor Racing Pro Stock Team. Disturbed, along with rock station WJJO are co-sponsoring driver Max Naylor for this unique promotion.

In the wake of the twin hurricane disasters, and on behalf of Disturbed, Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, Naylor Racing, WJJO, and Knockout Talent, there will be a special eBay auction in which the team will auction off a Disturbed Pro Stock racecar front end to benefit disaster relief efforts. One lucky fan will have the opportunity to own a rare piece of racing memorabilia which will be autographed by the band, receive a personalized thank you note and numerous pictures of the event. The auction is slated to begin on Oct 10th.

For team owner/driver Max Naylor this kind of promotion hits on all levels, "To merge Disturbed's rock and roll and powerful NHRA POWERade drag racing is a natural, and to utilize this promotion to help people in need is what we are all about. I applaud the folks at Warner Bros./Reprise, as well as Disturbed and WJJO for recognizing the value and awareness that Naylor Pro Stock Racing and NHRA POWERade Drag Racing can bring."

David Draiman, lead singer of Disturbed, adds, "We're very happy to be working with the NHRA and Naylor Racing. Joining these teams to bring together an exciting promotion that benefits disaster relief efforts is something the band and I are proud of."

Knockout Talent, who has partnered other numerous music acts with the NHRA, has put together a unique contest for one lucky Disturbed fan. During both qualifying runs at 12:15pm and 3:00pm, fans displaying a banner with the words "The NHRA, Disturbed, Naylor Racing, and WJJO rock Chicago!" will be in the running to win a special private meet and greet with Disturbed, photo with the band and the winning banner, Disturbed's new CD, and lunch with the band in the Naylor Racing pit. Upon completion of all Pro Stock Car qualifying, fans are asked to descend upon the pits of Naylor Racing with their banners where the members of Disturbed, WJJO, Naylor Racing and Knockout Talent will announce a winner. This contest is for Saturday, Oct. 1st only.

Television Times (Eastern Time) ESPN2

Ameriquest Mortgage NHRA Nationals
September 29-October 2                
Joliet, IL                            
10/01/2005 Qualifying                 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM ET (ESPN2)
10/02/2005 Eliminations               08:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET (ESPN2)
10/13/2005 Repeat Eliminations        03:00 AM - 05:00 AM ET (ESPN2)
Following up their appearance at NHRA Nationals, the group is set to headline the first leg of the Jagermeister Music Tour with dates throughout the Midwest and East Coast, beginning in early November and running through late December.

Jägermeister Music Tour dates:

Date                City                Venue
Fri  11/4           Minneapolis, MN     First Ave
Sat  11/5           Minneapolis, MN     First Ave
Mon  11/7           Kansas City, KS     (TBA)
Tue  11/8           St. Louis, MO       Pageant
Thu  11/10          Cincinnati, OH      Bogart's
Fri  11/11          Cincinnati, OH      Bogart's
Sun  11/13          Columbus, OH        Newport
Mon  11/14          Columbus, OH        Newport
Wed  11/16          Cleveland, OH       House of Blues
Thu  11/17          Cleveland, OH       House of Blues
Fri  11/18          Cleveland, OH       House of Blues
Mon  11/21          Detroit, MI         Royal Oak
Tue  11/22          Detroit, MI         Royal Oak
Thu  11/24          Chicago, IL         House of Blues
Fri  11/25          Chicago, IL         House of Blues
Sat  11/26          Chicago, IL         House of Blues
Tue  11/29          Grand Rapids, MI    Orbit Room
Wed  11/30          Grand Rapids, MI    Orbit Room
Fri  12/2           Boston, MA          Avalon
Sat  12/3           Boston, MA          Avalon
Mon  12/5           Portland, ME        State Theatre
Tue  12/6           Portland, ME        State Theatre
Thu  12/8           Sayreville, NJ      Starland Ballroom
Fri  12/9           Sayreville, NJ      Starland Ballroom
Sun  12/11          Atlantic City       House of Blues
Tue  12/13          New York City       Nokia
Wed  12/14          New York City       Nokia
Fri  12/16          Philadelphia, PA    Electric Factory
Sat  12/17          Philadelphia, PA    Electric Factory
Mon  12/19          Washington, DC      930 Club
Tue  12/20          Washington, DC      930 Club
Thu  12/22          Baltimore, MD       Ram's Head Live

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