Papa Roach have been forced to cancel the remainder of their scheduled dates on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, which kicked off last week in Kansas City. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix has been diagnosed with a nodule on his left vocal cord, and he will undergo corrective surgery to remove the nodule and prevent further damage. In a statement, the band apologized for any inconvenience and assured fans that Shaddix is expected to make a complete recovery. Touring plans for this fall are not expected to be affected.
"It's 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," the singer said. "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 percent every night. We know they'll understand and we'll be back better than ever."
As a result of Papa Roach's exit from the tour, the Uproar Festival main stage schedule will be adjusted to allow longer sets from Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way. "It was amazing having Papa Roach on the road with us for the first few Uproar shows. We're disappointed that they can't continue for the rest of the tour, but Jacoby’s health is the priority and we wish him a speedy recovery," commented festival co-producer John Oakes.
Meanwhile, Papa Roach recently released their new single, "Still Swingin'." The song comes from their upcoming album, The Connection, which is due on October 2 via Eleven Seven Music.