After months of teasing and multiple single releases, Papa Roach has officially announced EGO TRIP will be released April 8th, 2022 via New Noize Records in partnership with ADA Worldwide (WMG’s independent label and artist services arm).
The eleventh studio album of a career that continues to carve a fearless and singular path through a fourth decade, EGO TRIP sees Papa Roach continuing to break new ground in a time when many are desperate for what they once knew. As vocalist Jacoby Shaddix explains, “Now isn’t the time for comfort or conformity, but to be inspired and build something new. Something better, in order to channel something more.”
In addition to today’s announcement, and in celebration of their headline tour kicking off in the US, the iconic rock band has shared a new single with fans. “Cut The Line” features the band’s energetic, heavy guitar, drums and soaring choruses asking the question “Are You Tangled Up Inside?”. The accompanying music video which will be released Friday 4th March at 10 a.m PST HERE, shows the band in an intimate, smoky, studio space for an in-your-face performance video.
“Cut The Line” joins previously released singles “Stand Up”, “Dying To Believe”, “Kill The Noise” (which held the no. 1 position on the Mainstream Rock Charts in the US for over a month) and the genre-bending banger of a single “Swerve” featuring Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333) and Sueco, all pulled from a 2020 writing session with a tight-knit creative team including familiar collaborators Colin “Doc” Brittain, Nick Furlong, Jason Evigan and new team members WZRD BLD and Andrew Goldstein.
An album that sprouted almost by mistake in the throes of a global lockdown, its seeds were planted when the quartet entered a COVID-secure mansion in Temecula, California in the summer of 2020. What started as an escape and an exercise in keeping the creative juices flowing, in a world that had completely ground to a halt, quickly grew into something bigger. Purposeful, provocative, and just the right side of the line between confident and cocky (“I really hope [the album title] stops a few people in their tracks” laughs Jacoby), Ego Trip is Papa Roach -completed by guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Tony Palermo – at its boldest and most brilliant.
Papa Roach is kicking off their North American “Kill The Noise Tour” featuring very special guests Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves with a SOLD OUT show in Anaheim, CA tonight. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will make stops in the United States and Canada, marking the band’s first headlining tour in three years.
In what is gearing up to be a very busy year for the band, Papa Roach recently announced their return to Mexico City on April 4th at Pepsi Center – a special co-headline event with Simple Plan, and opening act Emo Nite spinning eclectic nostalgic hits throughout the evening. Papa Roach was also part of a massive announcement for this year’s Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA along with My Chemical Romance, Foo Fighters, Slipknot, KISS, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Evanescence, and more.
A full list of tour dates, tickets, and VIP packages is available here. Papa Roach + Special Guests Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves
March 1 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues – SOLD OUT
March 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
March 5 – Salt Lake City – The Great Saltair
March 6 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
March 8 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center
March 9 – Omaha, NE – Ralston Arena
March 11 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory – LOW TICKETS
March 12 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana – LOW TICKETS
March 13 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center – LOW TICKETS
March 15 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy Power House
March 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
March 17 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
March 19 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY
March 20 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
March 22 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
March 23 – Washington, D.C. – The Theater at MGM National Harbor
March 24 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena – LOW TICKETS
March 26 – Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall – SOLD OUT
March 27 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
March 29 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
March 30 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater
Papa Roach with Special Guest Highly Suspect
May 21 – St Louis, MO – 105.7 The Point “PointFest 2022”
May 22 – Springfield, MO – The Shrine Mosque
May 24 – Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater
May 26 – San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center & Arena
Festival and Special Appearances
April 1 – Monterrey, MX – Tecate Pa’l Norte
April 2 – Monterrey, MX – Tecate Pa’l Norte
April 4 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center ^
May 19 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville Festival
May 28 – Houston, TX – 94.5 KTBZ Presents BuzzFest
May 29 – Dallas, TX – 97.1 The Eagle Presents BFD ‘22
July 15 – Mansfield, OH – Inkarceration Festival
October 8 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
^ Special Show with SIMPLE PLAN and Emo Nite
About Papa Roach
Papa Roach is a two-time GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling leader in Alternative Hard Rock music, who last year celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their iconic album“INFEST”. 20 years into their career, the band continues to have global success.