ARTISTDIRECT premiered a new Papa Roach song ‘BEFORE I DIE‘ (http://bit.ly/R2ZTzu) and a behind the scenes video yesterday, off of their upcoming album The Connection (October 2, Eleven Seven Music).
Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix had been diagnosed with a nodule on his left vocal chord. At the advice of his physician, he underwent corrective surgery to remove the nodule and prevent further damage.
“It’s no secret that I’ve been having issues with my voice lately. I was hoping to be able to go out there and kill it on this tour by resting and doing vocal exercises, but my voice has just gone out on me. I hate to let our fans down, but unfortunately surgery is the only way to fix it,” Shaddix said. “The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100% every night. We know they’ll understand and we’ll be back better than ever.”
“It was amazing having Papa Roach on the road with us for the first few UPROAR shows. We’re disappointed that they can’t continue for the rest of the tour, but Jacoby’s health is the priority and we wish him a speedy recovery,” says Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes.
The band assures fans that Shaddix is expected to make a complete recovery. Touring plans for this fall are not expected to be affected.
Known for their electrifying and explosive live shows, Papa Roach have become the common denominator for some of the most successful rock tours in recent years and have critics worldwide hailing them as “the best live band.” With their feet firmly planted in over 10 years of multi-format success, Papa Roach’s Time For Annihilation…On the Record and On the Road (Eleven Seven Music, August 2010) debuted as the #1 Independent Rock, #23 Top 200, #4 Hard Rock and #5 Alternative Album on Billboard’s charts. The album’s singles, “Kick in the Teeth” and “Burn” both remained in the Top 5 at the active rock radio format for over 8 weeks straight, joining 8 additional Top10 hits throughout the band’s career with songs such as “Last Resort” and “Scars.”