Papa Roach, Barcelona
Sunday, 16 February 2020
Papa Roach is a hard rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, it consists of Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Jerry Horton (guitar), Tobin Esperance (bass), and Tony Palermo (drums). Tony, previously of Unwritten Law, joined the band permanently in 2008; the move came after the departure of one of the band's founding members, Dave Buckner. The band has released nine studio albums, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, with one #1 hit on alternative radio ("Last Resort") and four number-ones on mainstream rock. The Still Swinging Songfacts reports that Papa Roach's eighth studio album, The Connection, was recorded at the band's hometown studio, The Red House in Sacramento, California. The long player was produced by James Michael (Sixx:A.M., Halestorm) and John Feldmann (Panic at the Disco, The Used, Escape the Fate). The album was released on October 2, 2012. The first single off the album was "Still Swingin'" which was a top 5 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart peaking at #3.
Barcelona is the capital of the Catalan autonomy, the second most populous city in Spain and a fairly large seaport. A piece of the Iberian Peninsula with a rich history, where both Roman invaders, German Visigoth tribes and even militant Berbers managed to “check in” in different eras, has been among the top 20 most fashionable tourist destinations for several decades.