Cain’s Ballroom will host modern rock group Papa Roach on Tuesday, June 15 along with opener Mercy Street. Papa Roach has sold more than 10 million album copies worldwide, and are known for their hits "Last Resort", "Scars", "Forever", and "Lifeline".
The band’s name comes from lead singer Jacoby Shaddix’s step-grandfather, Howard William Roatch, who was nicknamed Papa Roach. Roatch committed suicide in 2006.
Papa Roach gained prominence in late 1999 after signing with DreamWorks Records and with the release of Infest in April 2000.
Their music has been featured in multiple commercial vehicles including Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, the Pepsi Blue commercial and the single, "To Be Loved" was used as the theme song for WWE Raw.
In their early independent releases, the band tended to use funk rock, and on their first two major label albums, Infest and LoveHateTragedy, they used numetal. However, since Getting Away With Murder, their music has morphed into rock. Additionally, with their 2009 album, Metamorphosis, as the name expresses, the band feels that their music is going through a transformation to "stuff that’s…harder and faster", compared to the softer sound of their last few albums.
Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said the following in an interview with the Dallas Music Guide regarding the band no longer using rapping in their music: "…the rapping’s gone! I don’t feel like rapping. I’m just over that…I just want to be a rocker. It’s what I wanted to be when I was a kid". Shaddix has added this remark in a recent interview: "We’re a band that tries to walk that line between metal, hardcore, punk rock and pop music, and we do our best at trying to make it all tasteful"
Come out and see the latest that the band has to offer.
Tickets available at Cain’s Ballroom box office, Starship Records and Tapes and area Reasor’s.
Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm.