Following the announcement last week of their headlining “Raid the Nation” Tour, Papa Roach have announced a 2nd leg of the tour. With the first leg beginning on April 25th in Anaheim, CA with support from Finger Eleven and Pop Evil, the band will be beginning their 2nd leg on May 12th in Kearney, NE with support from Escape the Fate and Pop Evil (please see below for tour dates). Papa Roach will perform hits including the current single “Burn,” which moved Top 5 this week on the active rock radio chart. Tickets for the 1st leg with Finger Eleven are on sale now and the second leg with Escape the Fate goes on sale this weekend at www.paparoach.com.
Papa Roach front man Jacoby Shaddix says, “We’re super stoked to share the stage with two great rock bands. We’ve been wanting to tour with Escape the Fate for a while and we were finally able to put it together so here we go. Let’s raid the nation bitches.”
As the common denominator for some of the most successful rock tours and festivals worldwide in recent years, Papa Roach has been dubbed “this generation’s great live rock band” by fans and critics across the globe and has become known for their electrifying and explosive live shows.
WHAT PEOPLE SAID IN 2010…
“The Roach are sensational for every second they are onstage. P Roach came, saw and kicked everyone’s ass.” – Metal Hammer (Regarding Sonisphere 2010)
“Third up, without doubt the highlight of the evening – Papa Roach. Jacoby Shaddix asserts himself as one of the best live frontmen in rock today. They state a truly strong case for being able to headline arenas by themselves. Papa Roach are a tough act to follow…” – The Daily Dust (UK)
“As with every festival, some bands are received better than others — and one of the biggest, rowdiest crowds of the day came for Papa Roach.” – AOL’s “Noisecreep” (Regarding Rock on the Range 2010)
“A Papa Roach show is a guaranteed ass-kicking. The California quartet always pummels crowds, no matter when and where they play. Get ready to be annihilated like never before.” – ARTISTdirect.com
“Papa Roach are Killing it all over the World.” – The Dispatch
“Papa Roach continues to fortify their reputation as one of the best live bands regardless of genre.” – The Edge Magazine
“Non-stop, with only highlights and no down time. They seemed like an unstoppable force.” – Examiner (Columbus, OH)
“Papa Roach wage war every time they pick up their instruments, but it is a war for musical integrity. It’s a war for their fans.” – Ultimate-Guitar.com
“Roach’s sound and take-no-prisoners approach proves to be a hard act to follow, and the fireball energy of front man Jacoby Shaddix makes him absolutely mesmerizing to watch.” – Lithium Magazine
“The band is electric on stage. Whether you like their music or not, you have to respect their ardour. The band have become simply unstoppable.” – AltSounds.com
“Concert after concert, Papa Roach delivers. Lead singer, Jacoby Shaddix’s powerful vocals and amazing stage presence always puts the crowd in a frenzy. These high energy shows have made Papa Roach a must see no matter where they are performing.” – Detroit Live Magazine
“Prepare to be extremely surprised. The band performs flawlessly live. Shaddix’s vocal performance proves he does in fact have an incredible, enduring voice.” – The Observer
“Papa Roach ALWAYS delivers. We only wish we could bottle up Jacoby’s passion and energy and give that bottle to other rock bands. Jacoby and the boys can teach other touring national rocks a lesson on how to treat their fans and give them their money’s worth.” – Gary Spivack/Right Arm (Producer of Rock On The Range, Epicenter and more)
“Papa Roach kicks ass! They are true rock stars that care so deeply about their fans and the fan experience. Whether they are headliners or openers for our events, they have longevity, they have the fans, they are the genuine rock & roll deal. I certainly wouldn’t want to be the band that has to play after them!!” – David Fitzgerald – President/DCF Concerts
With their feet firmly planted in over 10 years of multi-format success, Papa Roach’s Time For Annihilation…On the Record and On the Road (Released August 31st via Eleven Seven Music) debuted as the #1 Independent Rock, #23 Top 200, #4 Hard Rock and #5 Alternative Album on Billboard’s charts. The New York Post proclaimed “Papa’s On Fire” and hailed Time For Annihilation…On The Record and On The Road as one of the “most appealing concept albums of the year.” The album’s lead single, “Kick in the Teeth” remained in the Top 10 at the Active Rock radio format for over 4-weeks straight. The album is a unique hybrid listening experience, which showcases live renditions of past hits as well as five new studio tracks produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus).
With the release of this record, the band continued their long-term commitment to WhyHunger, raising funds and awareness for hunger and homelessness worldwide. The band included a hidden track on the record, a first in philanthropy, to encourage fans to text to donate as they do live in concert. In addition, the band visited the Los Angeles Mission (Los Angeles, CA) and the Yorkville Common Pantry (New York, NY) food banks as volunteers to celebrate their album release and continued partnership with WhyHunger.
“Raid the Nation” Tour Dates with Finger Eleven and Pop Evil:
23; Mesa, AZ; KUPD Ufest, Quail Park Run
25; Anaheim, CA; House of Blues
26; Los Angeles, CA; House of Blues
27; Santa Clara, CA; Avalon
29; Spokane, WA; Knitting Factory
30; Portland, OR; Roseland Theatre
1; Seattle, WA; Showbox Sodo
3; Boise, ID; Knitting Factory
5; Chico, CA; Senator Theatre
7; Las Vegas, NV; Downtown Freemont East
9; Albuquerque, NM; Sunshine Theatre
Second Leg with Escape the Fate and Pop Evil:
12; Kearney, NE; Kearney Events Center (Also with Finger Eleven)
17; Saginaw, MI; The Dow Theater
18; Ft Wayne, IN; Piere’s
24; Clifton Park, NY; Northern Lights
25; Watertown, NY; Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
Additional Tour Dates:
13; Sioux Falls, SD; The Vault (With Halestorm, Pop Evil & PR Pro)
14; Kansas City, MO; Liberty Memorial Park – RockFest
20; Providence, RI; Lupo’s at The Strand
22; Camden, NJ; Susquehanna Bank Center – MMR-B-Q
28; Little Rock, AR; Riverfest
29; Pryor, OK; Rocklahoma
**Additional dates to be announced
For more information on Papa Roach, please visit www.paparoach.com/.
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