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16th June 2017

papa roach

Following the release of their ninth studio album, 'Crooked Teeth', last month which brought them their fourth consecutive Top 20 entry in the UK, Papa Roach will be touring the UK for the first time in two years in October.

Singer Jacoby Shaddix said:

"We're really excited to get back to the UK after such a long time. Every time we play the audience keeps getting bigger and more passionate each time. We can't wait to play this new music live."

Support(s) to be announced soon. The dates are:

Thursday 5th October: Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 6th October: Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 7th October: Glasgow O2 Academy
Tuesday 10th October: London O2 Academy Brixton
Wednesday 11th October: Manchester O2 Apollo

Papa Roach's last visit to the UK saw them celebrate the 15th anniversary of their generation defining album 'Infest' by playing it in full to a crammed London's Roundhouse.

Papa Roach have also just released an official video for 'Periscope', the moody ballad featuring singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. Here it is...

The video was directed by award-winning firm The Uprising Creative (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Big Sean, Lil Jon) who cited the inspiration for the video as being "to create a moody, different look for the band using a stylistic light exploration".

"'Periscope' is inspired by the realisation that sometimes within a relationship you might not be worth being loved or that the other person may not be worth your love, and the struggle within that - how much effort it takes to make things work," says Jacoby Shaddix.

"One part that I think is really meaningful in the video is when Skylar and I are in the shot at the same time, yet we're not engaging with each other. It represents the 'disconnection' with two people, which is very much what the lyrics describe."

Grey adds: "You are loving someone from a distance, not able to reach them."

The full European tour dates are:

11th September: Klubben, Stockholm, Sweden
12th September: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
13th September: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
15th September: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
16th September: Velodrom, Berlin, Germany
17th September: Mala Sportovni Hala, Prague, Czech Republic
19th September: Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
20th September: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
21st September: Zenith, Munich, Germany
23rd September: Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland
24th September: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
25th September: Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany
27th September: Stadthalle, F Offenbach, Germany
29th September: O13, Tilburg, Netherlands
1st October: Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
2nd October: Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
3nd October: Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
5th October: Academy, Birmingham UK
6th October: Rock City, Nottingham UK
7th October: O2 Academy, Glasgow UK
10th October: Brixton, O2 Academy, London UK
11th October: Apollo, Manchester UK
13th October: Olympia, Paris, France
14th October: Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
15th October: Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Papa Roach are:
Singer: Jacoby Shaddix
Guitarist: Jerry Horton
Bassist: Tobin Esperance
Drummer: Tony Palermo




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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