Papa Roach + Jacoby Shaddix Return to 2013 Carnival of Madness
The excited band is resuming its tour after frontman Jacoby Shaddix was forced to cancel four South American shows a couple of weeks ago due to strained vocal chords. The tour was set to begin Aug. 7. In 2012, he also cancelled dates on the Uproar festival due to emergency vocal surgery so his new vocal issues were likely a bit of a scare.
In his Facebook post addressing the cancellation, Shaddix wrote in part:
TO ALL THE SOUTH AMERICAN FANS……. I write this with a heavy heart. I have read a lot of posts about how you feel about us canceling our shows in S.A……….some are positive and some are extremely negative. ( Some went as far as saying we should die) WTF???!!! Trust me I would love to not have to deal with these vocal chord issues at all. Don’t forget I am a HUMAN not a MACHINE. When a guitar string breaks you change it but when a vocal chord breaks time and silence is the ONLY thing that heals it. I pray to GOD I don’t have to have surgery again. If you know anything about ME and PAPA ROACH is we always give it 100 percent. Sometimes that 100 percent breaks us…"
Well, all appears to be well now. Papa Roach -- which has reportedly sold 20 million albums worldwide in its 20 year history -- are currently playing Carnival of Madness shows in the U.S., including tomorrow night in Burgettstown, Pa. They'll continue though to October with a full Canadian tour. After that, they have shows in Florida and overseas in Belgium and U.K. In 2014, the band is booked on a four-day Miami cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl Jan. 26 to 29. See the band's full tour itinerary here.