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Trustkill recording artists IT DIES TODAY have announced that they have parted ways with vocalist Nick Brooks.
Starting with the upcoming Papa Roach tour to begin next week, Jason Wood will take the microphone as a full-time member of the band.
Speaking on the departure, Brooks issued the following statement: More...
Trustkill metalcore outfit It Dies Today have been tapped to provide support for the upcoming Papa Roach tour, slated to hit the US northwest, and a slew of Canadian dates, starting at the end of January. It Dies Today will be touring in support of this year's release, Sirens. Here are the tour dates:
January 23, 2007 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
January 24, 2007 Portland, OR @ Roseland
January 26, 2007 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
January 27, 2007 Vancouver, Canada @ Commodore Ballroom (with The Art Of Dying)
January 29, 2007 Calgary, Canada @ Cowboys
January 30, 2007 Edmonton, Canada @ Edmonton Event Centre
February 1, 2007 Grand Prarie, Canada @ The Corral
February 2, 2007 Fort McMurray, Canada @ Cowboys
February 3, 2007 Red Deer, Canada @ The Catwlak
February 5, 2007 Lethbridge, Canada @ The Roadhouse
February 7, 2007 Saskatoon, Canada @ RyLy's (E)
February 8, 2007 Regina, Canada @ The Drink
February 9, 2007 Winnipeg, Canada @ Silverado's Rockin Rodeo
Papa Roach are in the final days of their opening slot on the Guns N' Roses tour, and according to frontman Jacoby Shaddix, it's been one hell of a ride.
"Every day our set time changes, depending on when Axl [Rose] wants to show up to the gig," he tells AOL Music. The band, he says, don't mind: "It's like, f*** it. It's an opportunity to play."
They've enjoyed the opportunity to promote their new album, 'The Paramour Sessions,' to the GN'R masses. "You've got some really, really young kids, like 15, all the way up to people in their fifties, so it's a very diverse audience," Shaddix says. "Really, it's just a rock n' roll crowd, and they want to rock. We're the underdogs on this show. We have to get up there and bring the raucous. We turn it out every night."
With four major-label efforts under their belts, the band has been surprising the arena crowds. "We've had [about] seven singles under our belt now, and we're bringing them out throughout the set," Shaddix says. "By the end of the set, we've got them in a hot frenzy."
Papa Roach have also picked up a few tips from Axl and company: "What I've learned is to show up on time," the frontman laughs.
BULLETS AND OCTANE have been added to the Zippo Hot Tour. They will be the opening act for PAPA ROACH and (HED)P.E. for their entire trek. The band is currently overseas touring with STONE SOUR.
LiveDaily.com report: Papa Roach ratchets up its support for its recently released album, "The Paramour Sessions," by opening a stretch of shows for resurgent rockers Guns N' Roses, and following that stint with a run atop the Zippo Hot Tour roster.
The Sacramento-based quartet, which is currently tackling a European tour, will link up with GN'R for that group's Oct. 20 tour kick-off in Jacksonville, FL, and will remain on board through the outing's Nov. 3 stop in Huntington, WV.
A short break follows before the band returns to the stage for the Nov. 11 launch of the Zippo Hot Tour, dates for which currently span a two-week stretch; details are shown below. Sponsored by Zippo Manufacturing Company, the tour's lineup will also feature the winner of an in-progress battle of the bands that Zippo has been conducting throughout the year.
"We are stoked to be headlining this year's Zippo Hot Tour," Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix said in statement. "When Zippo approached us about this opportunity we couldn't say no. Supporting local music scenes has always been a priority for us, and the fact that the Zippo Hot Tour gives a young local band an opportunity to have a career in the music business is amazing."
More information about the Zippo Tour--including details about the bands vying for the opening slot--is available at the tour's official website.
Capping off Papa Roach's current itinerary is a Dec. 8 hometown performance at Sacramento radio station KWOD's Twisted Xmas concert. Details about that gig, which will also include performances from My Chemical Romance and Gnarls Barkley, are available at KWOD's website.
Last month, Papa Roach offered up "The Paramour Sessions." The disc, which is the band's fifth full-length album, features the lead-off single "To Be Loved," the music video for which is streaming at the band's website.
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Papa Roach and Wicked Wisdom will be touring overseas together shortly. Here are the tour dates:
September 28th Dublin, IRE - Temple Bar Music Centre
September 30th Glasgow, UK - Garage
October 01st Manchester, UK - Club Academy
October 02nd London, UK - Mean Fiddler (no Wicked Wisdom)
October 03rd Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun
October 05th Cologne, GER - Stollwerck (Live Music Hall)
October 06th Hamburg, GER - Markthalle
October 08th Frankfurt, GER - Batschkapp
October 09th Munich, GER - Backstage
October 10th Vienna, AUT - Vienna Area
October 12th Milan, ITA - Rainbow
October 13th Zurich, SWI - Rohstofflager
Papa Roach's new album "The Paramour Sessions" is scheduled for a September 12th release date through Geffen.
ALICE IN CHAINS, PAPA ROACH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BUCKCHERRY have been confirmed for KROQ's Inland Invasion 2006, set to take place September 23 at the Hyundai Pavillion at Glen Helen in Devore, California. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
GUNS N' ROSES
ALICE IN CHAINS
30 SECONDS TO MARS
Tickets go on sale this Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, including Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Robinsons May and select Wherehouse locations. The Hyundai box office will also be selling tickets that day. No ticket limits. Seats are $75 for pit and orchestra, $55 for loge and $35 lawn.
MTV.com reports that Finnish goth rockers (and Bam Margera's favorite band) H.I.M. will be joining forces this fall with Northern Californian alt-metal group Papa Roach for an 11-date road trip that's set to launch October 18 in Lowell, Massachusetts, with dates scheduled through October 31 in Universal City, California. The bill for the North American No Sleep Till Halloween Tour will also feature English metallers the Lostprophets and Chicago rock collective Kill Hannah.
H.I.M., who last toured the U.S. this spring, continue to spread the word about 2005's Dark Light, the band's first proper U.S. release. The LP, released last September, has sold close to 458,000 copies, and debuted at #18 on Billboard's albums chart.
The tour will also serve as a promotional vehicle for the band's forthcoming, still-untitled DVD, which is slated for November release. The DVD, which will boast a bonus CD, follows H.I.M. through haunted castles in Scotland and is chock full of never-before-seen live footage and rare on-camera interviews. More...
AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for the 'Saw II' soundtrack, released Tuesday (October 25). The album features music from bloodsimple, Opiate for the Masses, Marilyn Manson, The Used, Mudvayne, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Queens Of The Stone Age, and more. You can listen to the album in full here.
The MuDvAyNe track "Forget To Remember" has been picked as the first single from SAW II, the companion album to the upcoming Lion's Gate thriller. The band headlines a blockbuster lineup that includes Queens of the Stone Age, Marilyn Manson, The Used, Bloodsimple, Papa Roach and more.
In addition, MuDvAyNe recently shot an eye-popping video with SAW II director Darren Bousman that incorporates footage from the highly anticipated film. "Forget To Remember" can also be heard over the film's initial end titles. Says Bousman: "To have talents like MuDvAyNe and Queens of The Stone Age - both amazing bands, and both bands I've listened to for years - featured on this soundtrack is a thrill."
Chris Harris of MTV.com has issued the following report:
In one of the most unusual summer-tour pairings in recent memory, the Ozzfest Web site announced Monday night that there will be one final act added to this year's second-stage lineup: actress Jada Pinkett Smith's rock group, WICKED WISDOM.
The addition of the Christian-leaning rock-and-soul hybrid to a summer touring package that boasts ferocious metal merchants like BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, IN FLAMES and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER is unexpected, to say the least.
WICKED WISDOM is an EVANESCENSE-esque act that Pinkett Smith, the band's frontperson and the wife of actor/rapper Will Smith, has said is influenced by ANI DIFRANCO, PRINCE, TORI AMOS and SEVENDUST. The group also includes a guy named Pocket on guitar, another fellow named Rio on bass, keyboardist Cameron Graves and drummer Satnam Ramgotra. This summer's Ozzfest stint will mark WICKED WISDOM's first North American tour: The group primarily performs club gigs in and around Los Angeles, although it has opened for PAPA ROACH and was the support act for BRITNEY SPEARS' 2004 European tour.
Read the full article at MTV.com.
Papa Roach will play just before Nightwish, their first UK Festival date since Ozzfest in 2001.
Performing just before them, Mudvayne are set to make a welcome return to Download, having played at the inaugural festival in 2003.
System Of A Down, Slipknot, Black Sabbath, MC5, Velvet Revolver and HIM are just some of the bands to have already been confirmed. More will be announced in the coming weeks.
Download 2005 takes place at Donington Park between 10-12 June, extending to the Friday for the first time in its three year history. Weekend tickets cost £105, plus an extra £22.50 for camping.
Papa Roach are out with the video to their new single 'Scars', from the album 'Getting Away With Murder'. You can watch it online at Launch.com.
Godhead mainman Jason Miller has written a song called 'Forever In Our Hearts'. He intends to rope in various big names to join him on the recording, with all proceeds being donated to help the victims of the tsunami tragedy. So far, he's had commitments from members of A Perfect Circle, Evanescence, Papa Roach, Hoobastank and 311.
Skindred and Papa Roach are going to be touring the US together starting in February, dates and venues will be posted when they're released.
Asked if he minds being classified with other nu-rap-rock-power-metal bands, Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach groaned to Newt Briggs of the Las Vegas Mercury: "Just don't lump us in with Linkin Park." After a few seconds, he added, "Whatever, dude. You can lump us in with anybody or anything. We've done it all, man. We've done rock, rap, metal, Warped Tour, Ozzfest, Anger Management--all that sh**. Not a lot of other bands can say that."
Read the full article at Las Vegas Mercury.
Papa Roach are making like their namesake, infesting the Billboard rock charts with the title track from their fourth album, "Getting Away With Murder." So what's next for the California quartet? They're about to release a new single and hit the road on a U.S. tour.
In a move that might surprise some of their diehard fans, the Roaches are readying the power ballad "Scars" as their second single. It's a big, sweeping mixture of guitars and honesty, as Jerry Horton crunches out chords and frontman Jacoby Shaddix sings about his struggles with sobriety.
"Some of our fans hear that song and say, 'I had to give it a few listens, dude. But I love it,' " Shaddix said. "It's a P-Roach anthem. It has heart. It's just undeniable. It stems from a good night in Vegas turned bad. I ended up in the hospital with 11 staples in my head, self-mutilation. It was just a really bad night. It's about trying to help someone who really doesn't want you to help them.
—James Montgomery, with additional reporting by Joe D'Angelo
To read the full article from MTV.com click here.
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USA Today music writer Ken Barnes took part in an online chat with readers on Tuesday, where he was asked about the state of nu-metal, with the questioner suggesting Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Marilyn Manson, and Korn are still going strong. "I don't know, they all seem to be past their best days to me," Barnes countered. "Linkin Park still does well on radio and in record stores, but their tour this summer wasn't exactly a sensation. Papa Roach and Marilyn Manson seem to belong more to yesterday, and Korn, if they're lucky, may hang on to attain some sort of elder-statesman status as the Metallica of nu-metal. But I think it's more likely that they'll fade, too."
Read the full article at USA Today.
Papa Roach has announced US tour dates. Most dates will be with Trustcompany and Chronic Future. Dates are as follows:
Oct. 21 Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
Oct. 22 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct. 23 Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park
Oct. 24 Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
Oct. 25 Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store
Oct. 27 Jackson, MS @ Headliners
Oct. 29 Kansas City @ Kansas City Internation Raceway
Oct. 30 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Nov. 1 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Nov. 3 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Bar-B-Q
Nov. 4 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
Nov. 5 Saint Louis, MO @ Mississippi Nights
Nov. 6 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Nov. 8 Urbana, IL @ The Canopy Club
Nov. 9 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov. 11 Chigaco, IL @ Metro
Nov. 12 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov. 13 Madison, WI @ The Annex
Nov. 14 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Nov. 16 Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon (VIP tickets on sale 10/06)
Nov. 17 Columbus. OH @ Newport Music Hall (pre-show party tickets)
Nov. 18 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Nov. 21 Knoxville, TN @ Blue Cats
Nov. 23 Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm
Nov. 24 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Nov. 25 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Papa Roach is back on familiar ground: the upper reaches of the Billboard album charts, thanks to the big debut of "Getting Away With Murder," the band's new Geffen release. The CD, which premiered at #17 on The Billboard 200 chart, sold in excess of 50,000 copies in its first week.
The CD's release comes on the heels of the hit title track, which was #1 most added at Active Rock radio and #2 at Alternative radio. The achievement is all the more impressive is that the track was already in the Top-20 at Active Rock before the official radio add date.