Papa Roach Tickets for Sale
Originating from Vacaville, Northern California, USA, Papa Roach established themselves alongside major nu-metal bands such as Korn and Limp Bizkit with the release of their major label debut, Infest. The band was formed in 1993 by high school friends Jacoby Shaddix aka Coby Dick (b. 1976, Vacaville, California, USA), Dave Buckner (b. 1976, Vacaville, California, USA; drums) and Will James (bass), with Jerry Horton (b. 1975, Vacaville, California, USA; guitar) joining shortly afterwards.
The quartet named themselves after Shaddix's grandfather, and adopted the cockroach as an abiding symbol of resilience and longevity. Demonstrating the influence of Faith No More and Rage Against The Machine, Papa Roach became a popular attraction on the Northern Californian music scene, their powerful live shows and tortured lyrics attracting a loyal, young fanbase.
The band's debut long-player, Potatoes For Christmas, was released on their own label in 1994. In 1996 the band's roadie Tobin Esperance (b. 1980, Vacaville, California, USA) was brought in to replace James. Their second album, Old Friends From Young Years, established a prominent hip-hop influence, with Coby Dick often rapping entire verses of songs.
The album was a local hit and led to support slots for bands such as Suicidal Tendencies and Incubus, which helped introduce the band to a wider audience. The 5 Tracks Deep and Let 'Em Know EPs were released before the band signed a major label contract with DreamWorks. Infest, which included re-recordings of several old songs, perfected the band's ferocious rap-metal hybrid. Dick's lyrics cover the usual concerns of a Generation Y band, including divorce ("Broken Home"), materialism ("Between Angels And Insects"), alcohol and drug abuse ("Binge" and "Thrown Away"), and suicide ("Last Resort"). The latter song hit an instant chord with many young Americans, helping Infest climb into the US Top 5.
Papa Roach has since released four albums (Lovehatetragedy, Getting Away with Murder, The Paramour Sessions, and Metamorphosis). Lovehatetragedy reached number two on the charts in the U.S. and went gold in the U.S. and Canada. The next album, Getting Away with Murder did not chart as well, but did sell platinum in the U.S. Papa Roach albums may not be the sure sells they once were, but Papa Roach tickets are as popular as ever as the devoted fan base is glad to come out and watch the California rockers live.
The latest Papa Roach tour news has them co-headlining with fellow hard rock group Shinedown. The tour will begin December 5, 2009 at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, KY. The tour will begin just as the tour with Jett that started this past fall comes to an end.
Papa Roach has been on the road, playing concerts since this summer, when they co-headlined with Nickelback. The efforts, all to promote Metamorphosis, are part of what makes this group so popular. Not only do they play hard rock, but they play live often. This is one of the hardest working live bands around. So, see this group put on an amazing show and get your Papa Roach tickets from OnlineSeats for cheap.