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The Connection Tour With PAPA ROACH
Escape The Fate, Otherwise
20 Market Place
Baltimore, MD, 21202
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Watch & Listen
“This record is about all the connections I have in my life,” says Jacoby Shaddix, frontman for Papa Roach. “It’s what I feel with my band, with music, with myself, with friends and with our fans when we come together. When we connect, we all become something greater.”
Which helps explains The Connection, the title of Papa Roach’s seventh album and first full-length studio record for Eleven Seven Music. It's a remarkably modern record that both solidifies the hard rock group’s signature sound – big choruses, loud guitars, raw introspection – while sonically taking a great leap ahead.
Exploring new musical territory is nothing new for the California band (rounded out by Jerry Horton, Tobin Esperance and Tony Palermo), which over the course of almost two decades has released an impressively diverse string of Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum records, starting with 2000’s Infest (featuring their breakout single “Last Resort”) through 2009’s top 10 album Metamorphosis. In that time, Papa Roach has racked up dozens of hits, including “She Loves Me Not,” “Getting Away with Murder,” “Scars,” “…To Be Loved,” “Forever,” “Lifeline” and “Kick in the Teeth."
The only thing those songs have in common? A refusal to stand put and play it safe.
Escape The Fate
Escape the Fate return with a fury on May 14 with their new album Ungrateful, the band’s fourth, which features the current lineup of frontman Craig Mabbitt, guitarists Monte Money and Michael Money, drummer Robert Ortiz and bassist TJ Bell (who took over for original bassist Max Green last year). Monte Money also served as a co-producer on the disc, working alongside John Feldmann and Atreyu‘s Brandon Saller in overseeing the production.
Otherwise aren't the first band to put their blood, sweat and tears into their music, but they are the only band who could have made True Love Never Dies – the 11-track debut is a testament to their perseverance in the face of adversity, and a living, breathing tribute to their cousin, who died shortly before they signed with Century Media. "Our cousin had those words tattooed on his neck, so now we're holding onto that idea, and the belief that true love never dies," explains Ryan of the album title.
On an album ripe with anthems, "Scream Now" and "Vegas Girl" are arena ready - the first a call to arms for everyone to scream out in unison (for loved ones, lost ones and life), while the latter is a testimonial of sorts – not pointed at any one girl in particular, but definitely targeting a particular "type" of girl. One of the album's more emotional moments is "1000 Pictures (I Don't Apologize)." "We wrote that song one night in Hollywood," says Ryan, "the chords came, the melodies came, heartbreak came right after... and the lyrics were written. It's an anthem for the heartbroken."
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