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."
Papa Roach on Tour:
7/10 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/11 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/14 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
7/15 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/17 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
7/18 Pittsburgh, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion
7/19 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
7/21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/22 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/24 Boston, MA Comcast Center
7/25 Hartford, CT Meadows Music Theater
7/26 Oxford, ME Oxford Fairgrounds
7/28 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater
7/29 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion
7/31 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
8/1 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
8/2 North Myrtle Beach, SC House Of Blues
8/8 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
8/9 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
8/11 Clarkson, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/12 Clarkson, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/15 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/17 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
8/19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/21 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/22 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis
8/23 LaCrosse, WI LaCrosse Center
8/25 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
8/26 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
8/28 Ridgefield, WA Amphitheater at Clark County
8/29 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/31 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/1 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
9/3 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
9/5 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
9/6 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/8 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
9/9 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
9/11 Corpus Christi, TX The Pavillion @ Concrete Street
9/12 Spring, TX Cynthia W. Mitchell Pavillion