Rich Howells

VIDEO: Breaking Benjamin cover Bowie and Queen’s ‘Under Pressure’ with Disturbed’s David Draiman

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Breaking Benjamin is known for mixing cover songs into their live sets from various influential artists like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Tool, so with the recent passing of David Bowie, it’s no surprise that the Wilkes-Barre band would perform one of the Thin White Duke’s most well-known songs – “Under Pressure,” his hit collaboration with Queen.

What did come as a surprise to fans at Breaking Benjamin’s Thursday, Feb. 4 concert at the Irving Plaza in New York City was when Disturbed frontman David Draiman took the stage to sing it with them. Judging by faces both onstage and in the crowd, everyone enjoyed the fun, possibly one-time-only duet.

Live Nation also released an HD version of the performance:

Disturbed has had success with covers of their own in the past, releasing their take on “Land of Confusion” in 2005 and, most recently, “The Sound of Silence.”

Breaking Benjamin is currently on an acoustic tour in support of their latest album, “Dark Before Dawn,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S. last July, and they have full shows booked through June.

Watch other covers they’ve performed here and see tributes to Bowie from many other artists from Northeastern Pennsylvania here.