Over the past few weeks, California based Papa Roach were on a major arena tour alongside Five Finger Death Punch throughout Europe. Since the unfortunate Paris attacks, they have been forced to cancel a few dates around the area, one which included an ISIS threat at a previous (which in turn was ultimately canceled) Milan show.
Following the Milan, Italy tour date cancellation, they bands (Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch) have been evaluating the safety city by city. With increased security, came extra costs between that and travel in which, Papa Roach have evaluated that they will postpone their tour dates to the Spring of 2016. Five Finger Death Punch is continuing the European tour starting from Dusseldorf, Germany.
Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch offered a statement in regards to the changes, stating the security concerns, Papa Roach’s decision to postpone their tour to the Spring and Five Finger’s line up changes for the remainder of the cities they have left.
Papa Roach have also offered a statement yesterday, confirming the postponement of the tour:
It is again with a heavy heart, that we are announcing the postponement of the remainder of our European tour. We pride ourselves for rarely canceling shows, but our crew is an essential part of our organization and because they, unfortunately, could not continue the tour due to their logistical challenges and uncertainties, we could not either. We respect them and have had to accept their difficult choice to return home. We shall return next year. We will announce more details on rescheduling as soon as we are able to. #paparoach #weloveyou
At the beginning of the year, Papa Roach have released F.E.A.R. (Face Everything and Rise), their eighth studio album. They released their first video single, the title track, on November 4, 2014 while on a headlining tour with Seether, Kyng and Islander. You can watch the video here, which has reached over six million views to date. They have also released “Gravity,” back in April 2015, featuring Maria Brink of In This Moment. This past spring, they were on a U.S. tour which included In This Moment and during Papa Roach’s set, Brink came on stage to perform “Gravity” with singer Jacoby Shaddix, for those who were lucky enough to catch the sold out tour. The tour also featured Five Finger Death Punch and From Ashes to New. You can watch the music video “Gravity” here.
No additional tour dates are available at this time. Any additional information is available on their website and Facebook page.
Photos from their previous tours are in the gallery above.