Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, Hollywood Undead, And Escape The Fate Announce North American Tour

Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, and Hollywood Undead have added another leg to their “Rockzilla Tour.” Escape The Fate will open on the new dates.

Tour Dates:

02/01 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
02/02 Hamiton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
02/04 Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
02/05 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
02/07 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center Arena
02/08 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
02/10 Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena
02/11 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Special Events Center
02/13 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
02/14 Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center
02/16 Wichita, KS – Hartman Arena
02/18 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
02/19 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
02/21 Rio Rancho, NM – Rio Rancho Events Center
02/22 Colorado Springs, CO -Broadmoor World Arena
02/24 Missoula, MT – Adams Center
02/27 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
02/28 Calgary, AB – Big Four
03/02 Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
03/03 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
03/05 Seattle, WA – Angel of the Winds Arena

Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke On Recent Twitter Feud With Sebastian Bach: “I Just Stand By What I Believe In”

As previously reported, Falling In Reverse recently had to scrap their WIIL Rock festival performance in Grayslake, IL after being unable to find the laptops they use to fill out their live sound. The cancellation resulted in backlash from a number of people including SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk and former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, who ended up in a Twitter feud with the band’s frontman Ronnie Radke. Now, during a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Radke further addressed the situation.

Radke said the following:

“I stand my ground and I just stand by what I believe in. [Sebastian] was so rude; he’s rude. Some prominent people in music DMed [direct messaged] me. It made me feel a lot better. I don’t wanna call them out. But they were on my side. Even some famous wrestlers — some huge legendary wrestlers — hit me up too. And they were, like, ‘He’s always been an asshole.’ I’m, like, ‘What do you mean?’ I didn’t know this. I had no idea. He was, like, ‘Yeah. Look.’ And he shows me his screen[shots]. I’m, like, ‘God, he’s so rude to a lot of people. Oh my God.”

“It started because I said I couldn’t play a show ’cause our laptops are like our engine, and I stand by that. Our biggest song is almost multiplatinum, and it was No. 1 on the radio, and 60 percent of the song is literally a rap beat. Am I supposed to, like… They don’t understand that; they just don’t get it. It’s not like SKID ROW or MÖTLEY CRÜE. Even MÖTLEY CRÜE — Nikki Sixx came to my defense, man. I think that’s super cool. He defended me too.”

“For anybody that’s a dinosaur that doesn’t understand what I’m saying right now — that’s literally a dinosaur — every single band that you heard in the past 20 years has laptops. KISS — I mean, all these older bands have laptops.

We use laptops. I will not go on stage without a laptop. It has a click track to keep the time. It has rap beats that we cannot perform without. Our biggest song, fans will be very let down if we don’t play ‘Popular Monster’ or ‘Voices In My Head’. It’s just a new mix; it’s like a different way to operate. So it is — it’s like the engine. Without it, we can’t operate. We’re the part of the engine, and it helps. I mean, yeah, I can sing a cappella; it’s not gonna sound as good. I don’t know what they want from me. I think they’re just mad. I don’t know. They’re mad.”

“I’m, like, ‘Bro, if you think I’m faking it, just go on YouTube and watch any video. Tweet me a video where it looks like I’m faking it.’ And nobody can. There’s no faking it. We’re not faking it. We need our rap beats. We need our synths. We could have, like, 25 people on stage, if that’s what makes Sebastian Bach happy. I’m sure nobody else would care. Six different fucking keyboard players. Let me get two more buses on tour, which will cost 250 thousand dollars, and their pay and hotels, just so Sebastian Bach is, like, ‘That’s real.'”

“I dare anybody to go try to find a video of me ever lip syncing. From 2005 all the way to now, you’re not gonna find it. I refuse to lip sync. I’ll just cancel the show if my voice is gone or something. I would never do that. It’s not about the money. And that’s why people get mad that I cancel shows. I’m not gonna lip sync. So I challenge anybody to try to find a video of my lip syncing. You can’t. And some people, they’ll call me out and say, ‘You are.’ And I’ll be, like, ‘No, that’s my vocal.’ And then it’s like a huge compliment for me, ’cause I’m proud of being able to sing, and stuff like that, live. You can tell. If you’ve been doing this a long time and been to a lot of shows, you can tell the difference. It’s just usually people on the Internet that say that — nobody at the shows.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed, Falling In Reverse, Beartooth, & Dorothy Set For 2023 “Hog Fest” & “Twin City Takeover” Concerts

Disturbed, Falling In Reverse, Beartooth, and Dorothy have been confirmed for next year’s “Hog Fest” and “Twin City Takeover.” Here’s the dates:

05/04 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum (“Hog Fest”)
05/06 St. Paul, MN – XCEL Energy Center (“Twin City Takeover”)

Breaking Benjamin, Falling In Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Set For 98 Rock Fest And Earthday Birthday Festivals

Breaking Benjamin, Falling In Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Beartooth, Bad Wolves, Dorothy, New Years Day, and Fame On Fire have all been confirmed for next year’s 98 Rock Fest and Earthday Birthday festivals. Here’s the dates for those:

04/21 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (98 Rock Fest) (with Skratch & Sniff)
04/22 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds (Earthday Birthday)

Breaking Benjamin, Falling In Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Set For 2023 Rock The Rock Fest And Big Gig Festivals

Breaking Benjamin, Falling In Reverse, The Pretty Reckless, Beartooth, and Dorothy will be performing at next year’s Rock The Rock Fest and Big Gig festivals. Rock the Rock Fest will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on April 28, while Big Gig will take place at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on April 29.

Dope’s Edsel Dope Issues Open Letter To Sebastian Bach Following Falling In Reverse Controversy

As previously reported, Falling In Reverse recently scrapped their WIIL Rock festival performance in Grayslake, IL after being unable to find the laptops they use to fill out their live sound. The cancellation resulted in backlash from a number of people including SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk and ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, who ended up in a Twitter feud with the band’s frontman Ronnie Radke. Now, Dope vocalist Edsel Dope has decided to get involved by issuing an open letter to Bach in an effort to bring the musicians together.

Edsel said the following:

“Bach,

You are a legend and I can honestly say that you are one of my FAVORITE vocalist of all time.

In a world that keeps trying to declare that ‘rock is dead’, I appreciate the hell out of Ronnie Radke & his commitment to the game. After 15 years of being a mostly independent artists, this dude continues to defy the odds and has ascended to the point where his band is currently packing amphitheaters with thousands of young rock & metal fans each night.

Respectfully, I have to ask….

Have you ever actually listened to Falling In Reverse? I HIGHLY recommend that you roll a fat one, get super HIGH and check them out 🙂 The sound is a total hybrid.. Blending incredible vocal melodies with heavy guitars & double bass, while also being supported by an ultramodern, electronic element.

This electronic element is equally as important to the band’s musical compositions and to the identity of the band’s sound, as the traditional instruments of bass, drums, guitars, and vocals.

I could better understand the criticisms of yourself and or Eddie Trunk, if the intent was to call out a vocalist who was lip synching, or attempting to fake out or deceive the audience in some way, but that is obviously not what is happening here..

Further, the additional layers that a band like Falling In Reverse incorporate into their sound, would be more in line with what a live DJ would be responsible for.

A modern day DJ generally uses a laptop as their instrument, so if they were to lose those laptops, the band can’t just borrow another one, because all of the missing sound files are unique to the bands songs. Can the band play without them? Sure…. But this would equate to the band not being able to accurately deliver their sound.

You could compare this to performing a song like ‘Slave To The Grind‘ without any amps. It’s totally possible to play the song on acoustic guitars, with no distortion, but that’s obviously not how it is meant to be heard live, nor would it be the preferred way to hit the stage at a festival with 50,000 people waiting to go crazy.

I actually commend Ronnie and his band for being honest with the fans about this situation, rather than making up a more favorable excuse.

The honesty only further demonstrates that they aren’t attempting to hide anything or mislead anyone. I’ve toured with Ronnie & much like yourself, the dudes voice is truly something special…

Truth be told, you actually have a great deal in common.. You both are incredible singers and super high energy characters, with attitude and charisma to spare. You have both used your unique voices to connect with an incredibly youthful audience, which directly helps to expand the demographic of heavy music.

In the end, I think that the 2 of you should have a beer together and listen to some Black Sabbath really loud. I predict that you’ll have your arms around each other before the first chorus is over and you will likely become fast friends. Hell, you may even get arrested together….

I hail you both!

Edsel Dope“

Falling In Reverse Joke About Recent Laptop Controversy During Aftershock Festival Performance

As previously reported, Falling In Reverse recently had to scrap their WIIL Rock festival performance in Grayslake, IL after being unable to find the laptops they use to fill out their live sound. The cancellation resulted in backlash from a number of people including SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk and former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach, who ended up in a Twitter feud with the band’s frontman Ronnie Radke. Now, during their October 7 set at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA, Falling In Reverse had some fun with the controversy by pretending that their laptops were down. Footage of the humorous moment can be found below:

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) And Ronnie Radke (Falling In Reverse) Feud Over Backing Tracks

Ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach and Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke have been feuding on Twitter. The war of words started after SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk called out Falling In Reverse for cancelling their set at the WIIL Rock festival in Grayslake, IL due to missing laptops.

Trunk initially said the following:

“This is astonishing .. First I heard about this I thought it was a joke to wind me up. How much longer are fans, promoters , media, just going to accept the epidemic of live rock shows… not really being live? Paying your hard earned money to see a band play “live” that’s not truly live?! And there are countless bands in 2022 that hone their craft and play live! Tons! New and old !! Including the one that subbed for them in their slot, JACKYL . No laptop needed there! This is just unreal. But at least I give them credit for being honest. Wow. I am closer than ever to launching my own band. And I can’t sing or play a note .. simply amazing.”

Radke then fired back with the following:

“@EddieTrunk so you wanna talk hella Shit about laptops but go watch kiss lip sync, Steven Tyler plays the piano then half way through the song he stands on top of piano while it sill plays yet here we are acting like they all don’t use tracks you fucking idiot. Literal moron”

He also claimed Bach was using tracks in a video he shared on Twitter:

From there, the two have been having a back and forth:

Bach:

Radke:

Bach:

Radke:

Bach then challenged Radke in a since deleted tweet:

“It’s always so much fun to show someone what the world was like before the internet existed get f****** ready. Virtual reality is so much fun until you have to deal with actual reality. In your face. Can’t wait to meet you in person. Name the time and the place and I will introduce you to rock and roll in person man”

Radke fired back with:

You can find some more tweets from the back and forth between the two below:

Bach:

Radke:

Bach:

Radke:

Notably, Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx seemingly defended Radke. He said the following:

“Keep beating that fake bullshit drum. Sounds so ‘Get Off My Lawn’. God forbid if some artists use technology as a creative tool on albums and in live settings. I get it. Just open your mind and stop fighting reality. Makes you sound outta touch and I like that you fly the rock flag.”

Radke added:

UPDATE: All That Remains’ Phil Labonte and Jason Richardson have since chimed in as well:

Stray From The Path’s Craig Reynolds added:

Crown The Empire’s Hayden Tree also jumped in:

[via Blabbermouth]

Falling In Reverse Cancelled Their WIIL Rock Festival Performance Due To Missing Laptops

Falling In Reverse were scheduled to perform at the WIIL Rock festival in Grayslake, IL, but they ended having to cancel due to missing laptops. The decision has sparked backlash amongst fans who have blasted the band for not being able to perform without computers.

Frontman Ronnie Radke said the following in a video that was shared on Facebook:

“WIIL Rock, I regret to inform you that we have to cancel and we have no other option. I’m sorry. And I never make videos like this, but I feel like I owe it to you guys.

So we show up to rehearsal. We only planned to rehearse one time. Because we just got off tour, we don’t need to rehearse that much. And we walk into rehearsals and our laptops are missing that we run all of our show on and stuff. And as a band in 2022, you need your laptops. It’s like driving a car without an engine. It’s really unfortunate. Supposedly they are lost. Blame it on our crew, I guess. I don’t know how that happened; that’s never happened before. [I’m] pretty upset about it. They are brand new laptops. And I’ll see you guys at Aftershock in Sacramento on October 2nd. I’m very sorry, guys.”

A number of fans have since responded in the comment section, including one who said “Can’t you just play your instruments and sing.” Another added:

“Ha he said in 2022 bands need their laptops…what…ya I don’t think so! Should have lied and come up with a better excuse!”

A third person continued:

“I’m not going to the festival but what pisses me off about them canceling is he’s blaming the crew. This excuse is bullshit. They just don’t want to play and instead of faking an illness like the rest of us do, he’s putting blame on the backs of people who work their asses of to make them look good. That’s what’s fucked up.”

A fourth fan also chimed in:

“Hey everyone! Public service announcement. If you were going to go see Falling In Reverse in concert there’s been some absolutely horrible news…they don’t have their laptops!!! They have to cancel Such a bummer! I hope they get new laptops on stage soon so everyone can see them again! Please have some empathy for them.

Can you imagine playing music in 2022 without a prerecorded laptop show? I know…Me neither. On the plus side, he DID say that they don’t need to practice much when they DO have a working laptop (that can play most of their show for them).

Please support this band. They really outwork everyone else and mix that with true talent. Nothing can stop their success (except maybe WIFI issues). I hope they can get a new MacBook soon so they can exist again!”

SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk commented as well:

“This is astonishing .. First I heard about this I thought it was a joke to wind me up. How much longer are fans, promoters , media, just going to accept the epidemic of live rock shows… not really being live? Paying your hard earned money to see a band play “live” that’s not truly live?! And there are countless bands in 2022 that hone their craft and play live! Tons! New and old !! Including the one that subbed for them in their slot, JACKYL . No laptop needed there! This is just unreal. But at least I give them credit for being honest. Wow. I am closer than ever to launching my own band. And I can’t sing or play a note .. simply amazing.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix & Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke Take On The “Tortilla Slap Challenge”

Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke recently competed against each other in the “Tortilla Slap Challenge.” You can see footage of that below. The battle took place amid Papa Roach and Falling In Reverse’s “Rockzilla Tour.”