Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rock sensation Papa Roach
has been scorching stages across the globe in support of their new release and fifth studio album Metamorphosis
, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Album Chart. Rolling Stone calls the album "hard-riffing and accessible" and Billboard lauds it as "polished and wide-ranging." The band, which is Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Tobin Esperance (bass), Jerry Horton (guitar) and Tony Palermo (drums), is fresh off a European run of sold out headlining and festival dates and will kick off their tour with fellow powerhouse Nickelback
on July 10th at Darien Lake, NY.
In celebration of their 10 years of success, fans are treated to a decade of hit songs such as Top Ten multi-format smashes like "Last Resort," "Forever," "Getting Away With Murder," "Scars" and "To Be Loved" during the electrifying live shows. Hit Parader raves, "Papa Roach's live energy is like a pack of wild horses -- unbridled and uncontainable."
Shaddix explains, "Playing shows every night is what we're built for. We make a club feel like an arena and we make an arena feel like a club. We're going to tour our guts out and bring our music to fans all over the world."
In addition to packing arenas, Papa Roach set the airwaves ablaze with "Metamorphosis'" first single, the #1 Rock radio track, "Lifeline," with second single "I Almost Told You That I Loved You" - which People Magazine called a "raunchy highlight" - fast on its heels climbing the charts.
The video for "Lifeline" shot by director Chris Sims (Queens of the Stone Age
, Jimmy Eat World
) was the #1 most played on Fuse and the #1 rock video on MTV2. The clip underscores the dire state of the global economy, which the band saw coming back in February 2008 when they were writing the album.
"While we were writing 'Metamorphosis', the band was very aware of the grave issue of our economy's downward spiral," says Shaddix. "It was literally right in front of us in my hometown of Sacramento with houses foreclosing and families left out in the cold, which inspired me to write the lyrics to 'Lifeline.' Other tracks on the album such as 'Change or Die,' 'Had Enough' and 'March Out Of The Darkness' also tap into the struggles so many people are facing in these difficult economic times."
Papa Roach has been very active in support of Sacramento-based charity Loaves And Fishes, which helps the city's homeless get food and shelter. Shaddix explains, "Sacramento has given so much to me and my band over the years, and the time is now to take care of each other."
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Papa Roach on Tour:July
10 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
15 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
17 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
18 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
19 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 Boston, MA Comcast Center
25 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theater
26 Oxford, ME Oxford Fairgrounds
28 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
31 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre CharlotteAugust
1 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
2 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
8 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
9 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
11 Clarkson, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
12 Clarkson, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
15 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
23 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center
25 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
26 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
28 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater at Clark County
29 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
31 Marysville, CA Sleep Train AmphitheatreSeptember
1 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
3 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
5 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
6 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
8 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
9 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
11 Corpus Christi, TX The Pavillion @ Concrete Street
12 Spring, TX Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavillion