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21st June 2013

papa roach

Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum alternative rock band Papa Roach will be heading back to Europe in support of their latest album 'The Connection' (Eleven Seven Music).

The band announced the tour just before their storming main stage appearance at Download Festival last weekend. This will be their first headlining tour since 2009 and kicks off in Portsmouth on December 1st, finishing at Brixton Academy on Dec 10th, bringing Middle Class Rut and Amercian Fangs along as support.

After visiting the UK as part of the Taste of Chaos tour in 2010, co-headlining with Stone Sour last year, as well as Sonisphere and Download Festival appearances, one of this generation's greatest live rock bands is now back headlining in their own right.

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Papa Roach recently released a deluxe edition of 'The Connection' in Europe, which features a bonus DVD of their live performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Fans can purchase this special package at

Their sixth full-length studio album (second for label home Eleven Seven Music), 'The Connection', was released on October 2012. The album was produced by rock veteran James Michael (Sixx:A.M., Halestorm) and John Feldmann (Panic at the Disco, The Used) and has been receiving critical praise across the board.

In their 4K review Kerrang declared it was "the sound of a band who know their craft inside out, but who aren't afraid to grow and try something new", Metal Hammer said that the band "have defiantly proved their calibre once more" and Rocksound commented that the album was "as energetic and downright urgent as any Papa Roach have produced in the last 10 years."

Papa Roach have sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The band boasts two Grammy nominations, an MTV VMA nomination, as well as eleven Top 10 rock hits, seven Top 10 alternative hits and can claim the Most Played Alternative Song of the Decade (BDS) with their breakthrough single 'Last Resort'.

Known for their electrifying and explosive live shows, Papa Roach have become responsible for some of the most successful rock tours in recent years.

Papa Roach Tour Dates December 2013:
Sun 1st Portsmouth Pyramids
Mon 2nd Sheffield Academy
Tue 3rd Birmingham Academy
Thurs 5th Manchester Academy
Fri 6th Dublin Academy
Sun 8th Glasgow Barrowlands
Mon 9th Newcastle Academy
Tue 10th London Brixton Academy

Tickets are £20 except for Glasgow £18.50 and London £22.50



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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