STONE SOUR, PAPA ROACH Announce U.S. Tour Dates

With the two bands currently selling out multiple shows together across Europe, Grammy-nominated rock bands STONE SOUR and PAPA ROACH will head out on a U.S. co-headline tour in January 2013. STONE SOUR, currently in the midst of a tour across five continents, will close out every show.

Confirmed dates so far, with more shows to be added:

Jan. 20 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Jan. 22 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
Jan. 23 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Jan. 25 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Jan. 27 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Jan. 29 - Minneapolis, MN - The Myth
Jan. 30 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater (STONE SOUR only)
Feb. 01 - Amarillo, TX - Aztec Music Hall
Feb. 02 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
Feb. 04 - Midland, TX - Midland Horseshoe Arena
Feb. 05 - College Station, TX - Hurricane Harry's
Feb. 07 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre
Feb. 08 - Pharr, TX - Pharr Entertainment Center
Feb. 09 - Laredo, TX - Laredo Energy Center
Feb. 12 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee theatre
Feb. 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
Feb. 15 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
Feb. 16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air
Feb. 17 - Denver, CO - Fillmore

STONE SOUR's new album, "House Of Gold & Bones - Part 1", sold 31,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band's third album, "Audio Secrecy", opened with 46,000 units back in September 2010 to debut at No. 6.

The band's sophomore effort, "Come What(ever) May" (2006), moved 81,000 units in the U.S. its first week out — triple what STONE SOUR's gold-selling debut album (2002) shifted its first week.

"House of Gold & Bones" is being made available as a double album and a four-issue comic book.

Like the story, the "House Of Gold & Bones" album package comes in two parts. When the two pieces meet, they combine to create the "House Of Gold & Bones".

"House of Gold & Bones - Part 2" is due in 2013.

STONE SOUR has tapped Johny Chow as its live bassist for the band's tour behind "House Of Gold And Bones". Chow has formerly played with metal acts SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and FIREBALL MINISTRY, and replaces Shawn Economaki, who bowed out of the band earlier this year for personal reasons.

PAPA ROACH's new album, "The Connection", sold 22,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 17 on the Billboard album chart.

PAPA ROACH performed for a worldwide live stream and took questions from fans on October 23 via YouTube, marking the first time the band played live since vocalist Jacoby Shaddix underwent surgery in September to remove nodes from his vocal cords. Shaddix's condition forced him to stop singing and led his band to drop off this past summer's Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour.

Shaddix told The Pulse Of Radio that pulling out of that tour and going straight into surgery was probably the smartest thing he could have done. "Best decision I ever made," he said. "You know, it was a tough decision, but best decision. Went in and got the surgery — I was freaking out. I remember I was going into surgery, I'm like, tear rolling down my face, like, 'God, please guide this surgeon's hands,' cause, you know, I mean, shit could go bad real quick."

Shaddix told Loudwire, "I couldn't talk at all so that sucked. It was the longest silence of my life since I was born; I just wanted to talk so bad."

Even before his vocal problems started, Shaddix admitted in several new interviews that he came close to committing suicide earlier in the year as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon.

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