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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

judas priest


monsters of rock

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