Papa Roach Shares “Cut The Line,” ‘Ego Trip’ LP Coming 4/8; Tour ft. Hollywood Undead/Bad Wolves On Now


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

The past few months have seen a flurry of activity from Papa Roach, and it was all building to today — when the long-running hard-rock/nu-metal band announced its 11th studio album, Ego Trip, which will be released on April 8.

Today’s announcement also landed with the premiere of a new track, “Cut The Line,” which blends the band’s signature high-energy style with uplifting lyrics from singer/rapper Jacoby Shaddix:

Always a musical force to challenge listeners’ expectations, Ego Trip looks to be more of the same from Papa Roach. That is to say, expect the unexpected, says Shaddix:

“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.”

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Here’s “Stand Up,” another recently debuted track from the record:

Over the years, the Northern California rockers have maintained a consistency that’s helped them outlive many of their peers from the early 2000s-era “nu-metal” scene. And as with “Stand Up,” some other recent singles from the band have emphasized that consistency, as well as a knack for reinvention that’s kept things fresh and invigorated.

Here’s the track listing for Ego Trip:

1. KILL THE NOISE
2. STAND UP
3. SWERVE feat. JASON AALON of FEVER333 & SUECO
4. BLOODLINE
5. LIAR
6. EGO TRIP
7. UNGLUED
8. DYING TO BELIEVE
9. KILLING TIME
10. LEAVE A LIGHT ON
11. ALWAYS WANDERING
12. NO APOLOGIES
13. CUT THE LINE
14. I SURRENDER

A news release notes that the music on Ego Trip was pulled from a 2020 writing session with the iconic rock band and 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” cackles Jacoby), Ego Trip is Papa Roach -completed by guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Tony Palermo – at its boldest and most brilliant.

The hard-working band has extensive touring plans in store for the rest of the year — beginning tonight, March 1, with a sold-out show at House of Blues Anaheim, backed by Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves.

The dates:

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



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