According to The Pulse of Radio, PAPA ROACH has unveiled the details of a fall U.S. tour with SKILLET that will begin on October 1 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, winding down on October 20 in Oklahoma City. TRAPT and MY DARKEST DAYS will also appear on the bill. Before that, PAPA ROACH will play some gigs on its own and hit some festivals as the band rolls out its new half-studio/half-concert release, "Time For Annihilation... On The Record And On The Road".
Frontman Jacoby Shaddix told Billboard.com that the new album "connects all the dots. It's essentially an EP plus a live album, so it's like the best of both worlds."
Shaddix revealed that when the band's label suggested adding studio cuts to the nine live tracks already planned for the album, the group wanted to record fresh music instead of digging out previously existing, unreleased songs.
The singer said that with the album's five new tunes, "We wanted to go with a little bit more of a modern sound. On the last couple records we really discovered the rock 'n' roll band within PAPA ROACH, and this time around we . . . started fucking around with sequencing and loops and beats and stuff like that. I think it's just a breath of fresh air for us."
"Time For Annihilation" is due out next Tuesday (August 31). The first single, "Kick In The Teeth", is No. 9 on the Active Rock chart.
Confirmed PAPA ROACH tour dates (subject to change):
Sep. 10 - Nashville, TN - LP Field (WRZX XFest)
Sep. 11 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Music Center (WXEG X-Fest)
Sep. 12 - Dayton, OH - Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Sep. 15 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
Sep. 23 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
Sep. 25 - Fontana, CA - Auto Club Speedway (Epicenter Festival)
Sep. 28 - Minneapolis, MN - Epic Event Center
Sep. 29 - South Bend, IN - Club Fever
Oct. 01 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues (starting with Skillet)
Oct. 02 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
Oct. 03 - Mobile, AL Downtown Mobile (Mobile Bayfest)
Oct. 05 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
Oct. 06 - Wallingford, CT - The Oakdale Theatre
Oct. 08 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Oct. 09 - Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues
Oct. 10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Oct. 12 - Rochester, NY - Main Street Armory
Oct. 16 - Toledo, OH - John F. Savage Arena
Oct. 17 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland By AMC
Oct. 19 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Oct. 20 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 22 - Dallas, TX - TBA (KTBZ Buzzfest)
Oct. 23 - The Woodlands, TX - Woods Mitchell Pavilion