Papa Roach pulls no punches when it comes to politics. Earlier this year, the multi-platinum, award winning icons of alternative hard rock made headlines for taking on Paul Ryan in defense of the Affordable Care Act, but it’s “American Dreams,” the latest single off their ninth LP Crooked Teeth, where Papa Roach goes all in on the current state of America’s political affairs.
“America is struggling, America is divided, America is hurting right now,” explains Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix. “We’re at a fever pitch of confusion, smoke and mirrors, blatant lies. The American Dream is on the chopping block.
“Have you ever thought that war was a sickness?” asks the lifelong pacifist in the lyrics for the track. “My father is a Vietnam veteran. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the disintegration of the American family are things I’ve dealt with personally. I know other people relate.”
Today the band reveals the official video for the new LP’s second single, “American Dreams” which went Top-10 at Active Rock this week, holding steady at #8. Shot in Shaddix’s rural Northern California hometown of Sacramento, the video was Produced and Directed by Bryson Roatch, and features a cast of real life Americans fighting to create their own version of the elusive American Dream and addresses many of the issues preventing them from attaining that dream.
Papa Roach released their ninth studio album on May 19 to critical acclaim, debuting at #1 on the Billboard ‘sTop Hard Rock Albums Chart, #4 on the Top Rock Albums Chart, and Top 20 in the Top 200. It hit the top 20 in the UK and has accumulated over 52 million spotify streams since its release.
Also, Papa Roach has announced rescheduled dates for four shows on their much-anticipated Headline European Tour this fall, with support from (-) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and (*) Callejon detailed below. The tour will now kick off in Hamburg, Germany on Friday September 15th.
Friday, September 15 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle (-) (*)
Saturday, September 16 – Berlin Germany – Velodrom (-) (*)
Sunday, September 17 – Prague, Czech Republic – Mala Sportovni Hala (-)
Tuesday, September 19 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja (-)
Wednesday, September 20 – Vienna , Austria – Gasometer (-)
Thursday, September 21 – Munich, Germany – Zenith (*)
Saturday, September 23 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Eulachhalle (-)
Sunday, September 24 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz (-)
Monday, September 25 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Arena (-) (*)
Wednesday, September 27 – Fürth, Germany – Stadthalle (-) (*)
Thursday, September 28 – Offenbach, Germany – Stadthalle (-) (*)
Friday, September 29 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13 (-)
Sunday, October 1 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix (-)
Monday, October 2 – Luxembourg – Rockhal (-)
Tuesday, October 3 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle (-) (*)
Thursday, October 5 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Friday, October 6 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Saturday, October 7 – Glasgow, UK – Academy
Tuesday, October 10 – London, UK – Brixton Academy
Wednesday, October 11 – Manchester, UK – Apollo
Friday, October 13 – Paris, France – Olympia
Saturday, October 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo (-)
Sunday, October 15 – Madrid, Spain – Riviera (-)
Tuesday, October 17 – Lisbon, Portugal – Lisbon Coliseum
Sunday, October 22 – (Rescheduled from Wednesday, September 13) – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
Monday, October 23 – (Rescheduled from Tuesday, September 12) – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Tuesday, October 24 – (Rescheduled from Monday, September 11) – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Thursday October 26 – (Rescheduled from Saturday, September 9) – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus