May 25, 2013
Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
Photos by: Jeff Palmucci
May 24-26, 2013
Photos & Recap by: Ilya Mirman
Part of AEG Live’s World’s Loudest Month, Rocklahoma 2013 was a rousing success, bringing together tens of thousands of hard rock fans and scores of bands. Emceed by That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk, for three days and nights Pryor, Oklahoma became the epicenter of hard rock. Headliners included Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, and Korn, along with hard rock and metal favorites Ratt, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Dokken, Hollywood Undead and many others. And as a special treat for fans of classic rock, Cheap Trick played an amazing set Sunday night, hitting fan favorite after fan favorite.
TheyWillRockYou.com was on the scene, catching up with old friends and making new ones in what was a whirlwind of a weekend. We are happy to report that hard rock is thriving – the classic/established bands are cranking out new work, and there’s a generation of up-and-coming bands ready to take up the mantle. We’ve started to post coverage, and will continue to do so over the coming days, giving you a front row seat to Steel Panther, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Skillet, Halestorm, Papa Roach, Ratt, and Lynam.
In the meantime, check out our photo gallery below for a taste of what a Rocklahoma weekend is like!
The 2013 Carnival of Madness lineup has been revealed and features: Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human.
The full list of dates will be announced on June 3rd with ticket presales starting on June 5.
Check out the video below of Shinedown’s Brent Smith making the official tour announcement:
Fans can also tune in from 6-7 EDT here to hear Brent talk about the tour and answer some fan submitted questions.
April 21, 2013
Verizon Theatre – Dallas, Texas
Photos by: Mike Mezeul II
Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour
September 16, 2011
Genesee Brewery – Rochester, NY
Photos by: Jeff Gerew
Buckcherry and Papa Roach will be headlining the Rock Allegiance Tour, set to kick off in late August. Also on the bill will be with Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Red, Crossfade and Drive A. Check out the full list of dates and locations below.
The bands on the tour:
Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix says, “I’m f**king super-stoked to be on this tour. It’s our last tour before we go away for a while and make a new record so it’s gonna be an all-out throw down. No place I’d rather be than on a bill of kick-ass rock and roll bands. It’s an amazing way to wrap up our touring cycle on Time for Annihilation.”
Buckcherry lead vocalist Josh Todd says, “Buckcherry is ready to join forces with our friends Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Red, Crossfade and Drive A for some fun in the sun that doesn’t stress your wallet. Come out and rock with us–we’ll make it a summer you’ll never forget!”
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 8/24 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
Fri 8/26 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Sat 8/27 Miami, OK Buffalo Run Casino Amphitheater
Tue 8/30 St Charles, MO Family Arena
*Thu 9/1 Rockford, IL On the Waterfront
Fri 9/2 Mt Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Sun 9/4 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at the Wharf
Fri 9/9 Winston Salem, NC Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
+Sat 9/10 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
^Sun 9/11 Rochester, NY The Brewery
Wed 9/14 Columbus, OH Promowest Pavilion
Tue 9/20 Grand Island, NE Heartland Event Center Outdoors
Wed 9/21 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena
^Without Puddle of Mudd
The Rocklahoma Files:
Tony Palermo & Jerry Horton of Papa Roach
One really fun part about Rocklahoma was spending some time in the Media Tent, chatting with the bands. They were typically very pressed for time, talking with radio stations and journalists, so we’d have 2-5 minutes max.
Papa Roach drummer Tony Palermo and guitarist Jerry Horton took some time to talk to TheyWillRockYou.com about recording in mansions, things people don’t know about them and their favorite comics!
Current projects you’re psyched about?
We are currently on the road supporting Time For Annihilation, our last release. It’s going well, got a couple more months. Then we’ll break, to write a new record.
So – recording in a mansion?! You’re doing that? What inspired you to do that – Zeppelin? Aerosmith?
Yeah – all those guys! We just thought – you know – time to do it. We were in a position to be able to do it, and it’s an experience we want to have. It’s this house that was built by an oil [heiress] back in the 1930’s. It’s on the highest hill in L.A., and it’s got a 270-degree view of L.A. From one side you can see the Hollywood sign, from the west you can see the water, and the other side you can see downtown.
How is that vibe different than recording in a studio?
There’s more space, we can live there, it’s available 24-hrs. It let us live together, we could be creative any time, and the best thing about it was that we weren’t in this little box for eight hours a day. It was a great experience. It was a little haunted! Couple things here and there – nothing like out of a horror movie.
What are a couple things that people don’t know about you guys?
Tony: A couple of us like to golf! Yeah, like Alice Cooper – except we’re probably not as good! He told me he’s been sponsor for 20 years. He plays golf every day – even show days.
Jerry: I’m a car guy. Been a car guy all my life. Into 1950’s customs, and fast cars.
Tony: Hot Rod Horton!”
What’s the craziest shit you’ve seen on tour?
Jerry: umm….” [looks at Tony] “What can we talk about?
Tony: Certain women…
Jerry: OK, let’s talk about this: the biggest show we’ve ever done was in Poland. It was Polish Woodstock…and when we got the offer, it said, there’s capacity of 500,000 people. And we thought, it’s gotta be a typo, it’s gotta be 50,000. And when we got there, it was 350,000 people! We headlined the show. We were the only American band. And it was really unbelievable.”
Tony: I’ve never seen that many people in one area.
Favorite comics, cartoons, TV shows?
Tony: Don Rickles!
Jerry: Mitch Hedberg, Jim Gaffigan, Joe Rogan.
Check out our gallery of live photos from Papa Roach’s set at Rocklahoma HERE!
The 2011 Rocklahoma kicked off this holiday weekend on May 27-29. The three day rock festival is now in its fifth year at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. Started as a call to arms for ‘80s rock, Rocklahoma has more recently extended its arms to embrace some newer rock acts as well, blending the generations for three days of “life, liberty and the pursuit of rock.” And besides, who better to pave the way for the newer generation than the likes of Mötley Crüe, Poison and Whitesnake!
Over the three days the festival grounds boasted sets from the following:
Friday, May 27 – Whitesnake, Hinder, Skillet, Sick Puppies, All That Remains, My Darkest Days, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Texas Hippie Coalition, New Medicine, Bad Things, Wildstreet, Loveblast, D’Molls, Alias, Blue Tiger, Firststryke, Chuck Cooley and the Demon Hammers, Signum A.D., Silverstone, Return to Custody
Saturday, May 28 – Staind, Sebastian Bach, Drowning Pool, Rev Theory, Cavo, Pop Evil, The Gracious Few, Hail the Villain, Taddy Porter, Electric Touch, Gypsy Pistoleros, Cutlass, Mock Star, Aura Surreal, Aska, Strikeforce, Siva Addiction, A Good Fight, Bait, Rocker Lips, Sweatin Bullets
Sunday, May 29 – Mötley Crüe, Poison, Papa Roach, Seether, Black Label Society, Saving Abel, Escape The Fate, Crooked X, Art Of Dying, One Less Reason, Bad Things, The Glitter Boys, Black Tora, New Cool World, Pretty Little Suicide, Diemonds, Brandon Clark Band, David Castro Band, Desi and Cody
To find out more about the festival past and present hit up their official website here.
TWRY’s Ilya Mirman was on hand to capture it all and we’ll be bringing you his live photos and video interviews from many artists all week. Here’s a set from Papa Roach!
May 29, 2011
Rocklahoma– Pryor, OK
Photos by: Ilya Mirman
Papa Roach have announced plans to stay out on the road this Spring/Summer on their “Raid The Nation” tour along with Finger Eleven and Pop Evil, check out the dates below:
(The band will be finishing up their tour with Buckcherry in March throughout Canada before kicking off their new tour, find those dates here.)
23 Mesa, AZ KUPD Ufest, Quail Park Run
25 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
26 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
27 San Jose, CA Avalon
29 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
30 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
1 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
3 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
5 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
7 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Freemont East
9 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
10 Denver CO Summit Music Hall
Papa Roach have recently premiered the new music video for their new single “Burn”, you can check it out below. The band recruited director, Jesse Davey who also directed the band’s infamous “Hollywood Whore” video, which continues to be a Youtube hit.
Make sure to tune your television to MTV as “Kick in the Teeth” will be featured on the show Bully Beatdown. The song will be featured as the bully walk-in song on the season three premiere Thursday, November 4th at 11:00pm EST/10:00pm CST.