With just over 25 years of being a band Papa Roach showed why they are still considered legends in their genre on a packed Friday evening in Chicago at the Aragon Ballroom.
Opening the evening was Bad Wolves, featuring ex members of bands like God Forbid, In This Moment, Devildriver and more. With their blend of melodic metal and hard rock they had the crowd jumping, pitting, and singing along early on. Ending the set with their infamous cover of The Cranberries “Zombie”, Bad Wolves made sure to make some new fans this evening.
Following them were metalcore heavy hitters Asking Alexandia. With a more mainstream hard rock sound versus their older heavier side AA had the now packed room singing along to their hits and ballads.
The time finally arrived for the band everyone was waiting for, Papa Roach. With more hits than most bands could wish for, Jacoby Shaddix and company commanded the stage with hit after hit giving the crowd a full set of singalongs. Even their latest hits had the crowd going crazy but with songs like Getting Away With Murder, Scars, and Last Resort the crowd sang louder than the band could even play. With no signs are slowing down over time the band performed with such ease making their perfect set seem effortless. If you’ve never had the chance to catch Papa Roach now is the time, it’ll be an evening you won’t be forgetting.
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How many of the nu-metal bands from the early 2000’s are still around anymore, let alone relevant at this point? How many of those bands are still putting out records, let alone ones of any quality? The list is very short indeed. Crooked Teeth, Papa Roach’s album from back in 2017, was one of the band’s most successful to date. Outside of a couple albums in their middle period that weren’t too great, the band has managed to deliver at least a few bangers per record, even collaborating with Maria Brink and Lupe Fiasco recently. I mean, Papa Roach goes DJENT is a thing, and it’s catchy as hell.
In a recent interview with Global News Service, the band discussed how they’re able to remain vital in an ever changing industry.
Fresh off their new album Attention Attention, which features some of the band’s most accomplished material to date, Florida rock band Shinedown have announced a number of new dates in early 2019 in support of the new record. They’ll be joined by Papa Roach, who are promising some new material on the way, as well as Asking Alexandria, who are still touring off the success of their late 2017 self-titled record. Check out the dates below!
It appears, according to Kill The Music, that A Day To Remember and Papa Roach will be touring early in the spring of 2018. The reported potential tour is celebrating the band’s 15th anniversary from the town of Ocala to becoming one of the biggest bands ever to come out of Florida. Support includes The Devil Wears Prada.
The date below, which leaked on Sunday, is strongly rumored to be a full tour. While that’s not officially confirmed anywhere yet, it would certainly be a trip, as all bands are supporting new albums.