A virtual concert to watch this lockdown
Nu Rock legends Papa Roach have been making music since 1997, when they released their debut album ‘Old Friends from Young Years’. In that time, they have become renowned for songs such as “Gravity”, “Break The Fall”, and “Born for Greatness”, which are featured on the xRhythms playlist.
Having performed at over 1,800 concerts since their first album’s release, it has been rare for Papa Roach to take a break from touring.
However, with the world in lockdown, and all tours and concerts cancelled, a break from touring has been unavoidable for the group.
However, the California based band refused to leave their schedule vacant and have been using Twitch and YouTube to connect with their fans from home.
Papa Roach livestreamed a studio performance of their album.
For the 20th Anniversary of their second album, ‘INFEST’, Papa Roach livestreamed a studio performance of the album in its entirety.
Currently, most livestreams feature the band’s recording sessions for their upcoming album, giving us an exciting insight into the production process.
The other streams available are mostly playthroughs of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2, this game having a special significance to the band as it famously featured as the theme tune of their song “Blood Brothers”.
Speaking to Kerrang about their decision to host the 20th Anniversary livestream, lead singer Jacoby Shaddix explains, “We couldn’t take not performing any longer”. Having performed ‘INFEST’ in full once before, they wanted to “open this infestation to every living-room in the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary with us!”
The world has become much more accustomed to seeing online events.
Over the last few months, the world has become much more accustomed to seeing online events and concerts like this.
Until the concerts return to the stages, this is one of the prime ways for fans to continue to enjoy and connect with their favourite music and artists.
Papa Roach continue to stream on Twitch while they work on their upcoming album, which is due to release early next year.