Uproar Festival Loses Papa Roach
The traveling festival known as the Uproar Festival will continue on without Papa Roach.
The group was forced to pull out of the remaining dates of the tour because lead singer Jacoby Shaddix has been diagnosed with a nodule on his left vocal cord. Under the advice of his doctor, he will undergo surgery to remove the nodule.
“It’s no secret that I’ve been having issues with my voice lately,” Shaddix said in a statement. “I was hoping to be able to go out there and kill it on this tour by resting and doing vocal exercises, but my voice has just gone out on me. I hate to let our fans down, but unfortunately surgery is the only way to fix it. The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100% every night. We know they’ll understand and we’ll be back better than ever.”
Fortunately, the tour continues with heavy hitters like Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and P.O.D. In fact, the latter stepped up and filled in for Papa Roach’s spot at a tour stop in Grand Rapids, Mich. last week. The group tweeted about their new slot before the show.
“Headed to Grand Rapids. Papa Roach dropped off today’s show so we’re covering their slot last minute,” read the tweet. “Prayers 4 Jacoby to heal his vocals.”
Since Papa Roach will be gone, all of the headliners, as well as Adelitas Way, will see their sets extended for the rest of the tour, which is scheduled to run through September 30 with a show in Albuquerque.
Before the tour started, Shaddix addressed his vocal issues to Loudwire.
“I think I’ll be alright,” he said. “I’ve got a speech and vocal therapist at the current time to learn how to sing through this and work through this and take care of myself. Really it’s just a matter of having a little bit more discipline that I’m used to… I’ve got a job to do.”