Video footage of Californian rockers PAPA ROACH rehearsing for their upcoming co-headlining tour with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH can be seen below. The trek kicks off on September 4 in Lexington, Kentucky, winding down on October 9 in Glen Falls, New York. Also along will be IN THIS MOMENT and FROM ASHES TO NEW.
The two headliners actively involved their fans in the routing of the tour by giving them the opportunity to request the tour come to their city via a “demand campaign.” Some 1.5 million people responded and made their choices known.
PAPA ROACH’s latest album, “F.E.A.R.”, came out at the end of January.
The band’s lead singer, Jacoby Shaddix, said in a recent interview that he believes rock music is “coming back pretty strong.” Shaddix explained, “There’s this new wave of younger, heavier bands that’s coming up — OF MICE & MEN, BRING ME THE HORIZON, WE CAME AS ROMANS… with this fresh, new rock sound, but these were the kids that were listening to PAPA ROACH, KORN and DEFTONES when they were kids. And so there’s kindred spirits between our bands, because they’re, like, ‘Yo, dude, you guys inspired us back in the day.’ And we’re looking at these bands, going, ‘You guys are inspiring us now.'”
Shaddix continued, “I definitely feel there’s a resurgence in rock. And give it another five years, and it’s gonna be the biggest thing on the planet again.”
The singer added that “everything’s cyclical,” saying, “We kind of see this resurgence of heavier-sounding bands. It’s, like, cool. It’s exciting.”