Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix has shared a short clip of himself singing “Lean On Me” in honor of Bill Withers, who recently passed away at the age of 81. You can watch that below:
Considering how hard the music industry has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Papa Roach have decided to launch a new shirt to raise money for their road crew. The band said the following:
“Our business and careers are nearly at a standstill and the people hurting the most are the road crew. They bust their asses day in and day out and right now they are out of work. We’re giving all of the proceeds of the sale of this shirt to the crew that make Papa Roach happen on tour. In addition to that we’ve got some other new items available in the online store now that were intended for our EU Tour which has been canceled. Now they’re available for everyone for a limited time. Check it all out in the store today!”
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Our business and careers are nearly at a standstill and the people hurting the most are the road crew. They bust their asses day in and day out and right now they are out of work. We're giving all of the proceeds of the sale of this shirt to the crew that make Papa Roach happen on tour. In addition to that we've got some other new items available in the online store now that were intended for our EU Tour which has been canceled. Now they're available for everyone for a limited time. Check it all out in the store today! https://kr-m.co/paparoach
Papa Roach have premiered a new video for their song “Top Of The World.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “Who Do You Trust?.“
Five Finger Death Punch have postponed their spring tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail, and Ice Nine Kills due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place this fall. Five Finger Death Punch commented:
“The Five Finger Death Punch Spring 2020 U.S. tour originally scheduled to kick off in Sunrise, FL on April 8 and run through May 20 in St. Paul, MN is being rescheduled to fall 2020. The rescheduled new dates are listed below. Please hold on to your tickets as they will be honored accordingly. We thank you for your understanding. Be safe and stay healthy. We’ll see you soon!”
09/28 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
09/30 Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
10/02 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
10/04 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
10/05 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/08 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
10/09 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
10/11 Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
10/14 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
10/16 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
10/18 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/20 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/23 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/25 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
10/27 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
10/28 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
10/30 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
11/01 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
11/02 Worchester, MA – DCU Center
11/05 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
11/06 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Arena
11/08 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
11/09 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Jacoby Shaddix previously revealed that Papa Roach were planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Infest” with some special shows and more. Now, during an interview with Metal Hammer, the frontman also revealed that the group are “putting together a piece to kind of look back to the early years.”
Shaddix said the following about the band’s plans:
“We’re putting together a piece to kind of look back to the early years and recap those moments. And as we were going through the process of putting this thing together, it just brought back all these old emotions and all the shit that was going on in our world at that time. It was fucking nuts. We were crazy. I’m so glad I am where I am now.”
He also added:
“We’ve got some more things up our sleeves and we’re going to be making announcements in the middle of the summer for the fall. We’re going to do some special shows around it.
Also, we just did some re-recording of the earlier music. There’s some remixes and that kind of stuff, just because we’re out of contract with the old music.
It wasn’t about reimagining what we do to it now. We matched it note for note, matched tones, I tried to get my voice to do the same little small inflections, so if we do remixes it sounds just like the track.
We’ve been having the man taking our shit for long enough, so we’re cutting the third party out and taking it back. We were partners back in the day, but now we’re not partners, and daddy gotta ride.”
The remaining dates on Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, and Ice Nine Kills’ European tour have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The bands are hoping to reschedule the shows later this year.
Papa Roach issued the following statement:
“Unfortunately, due to the CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 and the latest government restrictions of public gatherings, our concerts in Paris, Tilburg, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Copenhagen have been cancelled by the local government authorities. This tour was so epic, we tried to perform all of our shows so we are all gutted!!!
We are working with our team to reschedule these cities, but at the moment, nothing can be confirmed as the information is changing daily. Please be patient as we naviagate through these necessary precautions. Hold on to your ticket and we will add a few more cities.
Finally, thank you to all of you who came out to see us. Wash your hands and be safe!
PAPA ROACH / HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD / ICE NINE KILLS”
Papa Roach are planning to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 2000 album “Infest” this year. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix confirmed the news to Linea Rock, saying that the band will be playing some special shows and more.
Shaddix said the following:
“We’ve done some really cool things in the studio around some of the previous recordings, and we have some awesome stuff to release here throughout the year, so we’re going to celebrate this album for sure — one hundred percent, definitely.
And then also we have some announcements around some live shows that we’re gonna do to celebrate the album as well. So I can’t let the cat out of the bag completely, but yeah, we’ve gotta celebrate it. That’s a cult classic and a best-seller right there.”
Shaddix also went on to discuss the band’s hit song “Last Resort“
“That’s our classic. That thing, it’s given us such a relevance, even in pop culture. People are making memes — ‘Cut my life into pizza.’ I love that. ‘Cause now I don’t take it all too seriously, because it’s embedded itself into pop culture, but then also the reality is that it’s spoken to a lot of people’s hearts that have been in that darkness, and going, ‘Hey, man, there’s some hope. You can come out of this. You don’t have to stay in there.’”