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12th July 2012

papa roach

Papa Roach are releasing the details of their new upcoming disc in instalments. A few weeks ago, the band announced a release date of October 2nd for the new release and have now confirmed the title of the album will be 'The Connection'.

The first single from 'The Connection' premiered at Major League Baseball All Stars Home Run Derby on ESPN. The aptly titled 'Still Swingin' fits so perfectly with the baseball theme that it will be featured over the course of the next few weeks during select MLB games broadcast on ESPN.

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If you missed the Home Run Derby, you can get a listen to the song in the video below. The clip goes behind the scenes of the upcoming video for 'Still Swingin' filmed in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The zombie-themed video was thought up by frontman Jacoby Shaddix's 7-year-old son, Shaddix explained: "It's a post-apocalyptic world, one last person still alive and he's just going about his day killing zombies like it ain't no thing. I really think that that just kind of like sums the vibe on the song. It's like at the end of the day P-Roach is still here killin' it, years later, and we are still swingin', we are still killin' it, and this video captures the spirit of that."

The single will be officially released on July 24th and Papa Roach will be taking part in the third annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival with Godsmack, Shinedown and Staind. Check out all the dates here.

8/17 – Kansas City, Mo. – Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone *
8/18 – Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) *
8/19 – St. Louis, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
8/21 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Rock The Rapids (downtown) main stage bands only
8/22 – Chicago, Ill. – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
8/24 – Holmdel, N.J. – PNC Bank Arts Center *
8/25 – Syracuse, N.Y. – TBA
8/26 – Mansfield, Mass. – Comcast Center *
8/28 – Scranton, Pa. – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
8/29 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center **
8/31 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion *
9/1 – Saratoga, N.Y. – Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
9/2 – Bristow, Va. – Jiffy Lube Live *
9/5 – Simpsonville, S.C. – Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park *
9/7 – Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre ***
9/8 – Noblesville, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center ****
9/9 – Cleveland, Ohio – Blossom Music Center ***
9/11 – Raleigh, N.C. – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ***
9/12 – Atlanta, Ga. – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ***
9/13 – Tampa, Fla. – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ***
9/15 – Houston, Texas – Woodlands Pavilion ****
9/16 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion ***
9/18 – Denver, Colo. – Comfort Dental Amphitheater *****
9/19 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre ***
9/21 – Spokane, Wash. – Greyhound Park and Events Center ***
9/22 – Auburn, Wash. – White River Amphitheatre ***
9/23 – Portland, Ore. – Sleep Country Amphitheater ***
9/25 – Boise, Idaho – Idaho Center Amphitheater ***
9/29 – Phoenix, Ariz. – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion ****
9/30 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion ****

*Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
**Fozzy and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
***In This Moment will not be performing at this show
****In This Moment and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
*****Fozzy, Redlight King and In This Moment will not be performing at this show


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