According to The Pulse Of Radio
, PAPA ROACH
is currently on the road in Europe with STONE SOUR
for the band's first extended tour since singer Jacoby Shaddix
had surgery on his vocal cords in September. Asked by the Armed Forces Network
how his voice was holding up, Shaddix
said, "Voice is great. I'm slaying it on the shows so far and I feel really good. I was definitely blessed to go to the right doctor and get my surgery performed by him. It was scary, but I'm good." Shaddix
said that during his recovery, he got to spend some time with his kids and also learn the latest musical trends. He explained, "After my surgery, I had some time at home so I was helping coach my son's tackle football team . . . I'd turn around and they're behind me doing the 'Gangnam'
dance. I was like, 'Alright, we save that for after practice.'"
Even before his vocal problems started, Shaddix
admitted in several interviews that he came close to committing suicide earlier in the year as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon.PAPA ROACH
and STONE SOUR
will tour the U.S. together in early 2013, on a co-headlining tour that begins on January 20 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The latest PAPA ROACH
album, "The Connection"
, debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard