Papa Roach has been forced to withdraw from the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix has been diagnosed with a nodule on his left vocal cord, and at the advice of his physician he will undergo corrective surgery to remove the nodule and prevent further damage.
"Its no secret that I've been having issues with my voice lately. 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," Shaddix said. "The last thing we want to do is give our fans less than 100 percent every night. We know theyll understand and well be back better than ever."
It was amazing having Papa Roach on the road with us for the first few UPROAR shows. Were disappointed that they cant continue for the rest of the tour, but Jacobys health is the priority and we wish him a speedy recovery, says Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes.
Beginning Friday, Aug. 24, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage schedule will be adjusted to allow longer performances from Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way.
For the latest information and to purchase tickets, go to www.RockstarUPROAR.com.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Family Guy, Jägermeister, Ernie Ball, Imagen Records, truth, Zippo Lighters, Schecter Guitars, Best Buy, Matador Beef Jerky, Slurpee, Army, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Lunarpages, Hands That Rock, and South Surf.