Papa Roach Planning To 'Raid The Nation'
Alt-metal act Papa Roach will hit the road in March on what the band has dubbed the Raid The Nation tour. Supporting will be Orgy and Alien Ant Farm, the later being the first signing to Papa Roach'sAlt-metal act Papa Roach will hit the road in March on what the band has dubbed the Raid The Nation tour. Supporting will be Orgy and Alien Ant Farm, the later being the first signing to Papa Roach's New Noize imprint. The tour will kick off March 17 in New Orleans.
While confirmed dates through April 12 are concentrated in the eastern U.S., a spokesperson tells Billboard.com that the tour is expected to reach the West Coast before winding down in mid-May.
Papa Roach, which also has plans to join the mainstage line-up of this year's Ozzfest, is nominated for a best new artist Grammy. The band's DreamWorks album "Infest" peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 last August, and has sold 2.8 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.
Alien Ant Farm will be supporting Linkin Park and Taproot in clubs through Feb. 24, and will then hook up with Orgy for a 13-date run before the Raid The Nation tour. The band is also planning to join this summer's Vans Warped Tour, details of which have not yet been announced.
Orgy's latest album, "Vapor Transmission" (Elementree/Reprise), debuted at No. 16 on The Billboard 200 last October, and has sold 260,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Alien Ant Farm's "ANThology" is due out March 6 on New Noize/DreamWorks. First single "Movies" debuted this week at No. 36 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.
Here are confirmed dates for the Raid The Nation Tour:
3/17: New Orleans (State Palace Theater)
3/18: Pensacola, Fla. (Bayfront Auditorium)
3/19: Panama City, Fla. (Club La Vela)
3/21: Birmingham, Ala. (Boutwell Auditorium)
3/22: Athens, Ga. (Classic Center)
3/23: Chattanooga, Tenn. (Highlands Arena)
3/24: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
3/26: Miami (Bayfront Park)
3/27: Orlando, Fla. (Hard Rock Cafe)
3/28: Jacksonville, Fla. (Jacksonville Coliseum)
3/30: Boca Raton, Fla. (Florida Atlantic Univ.)
3/31: Tampa, Fla. (Entertainment Hall)
4/1: Myrtle Beach, S.C (House of Blues)
4/3: Raleigh, N.C. (Ritz)
4/4: Salem, Va. (Salem Civic Center)
4/5: Charlotte, N.C. (Grady Cole Center)
4/7: Washington, D.C. (Bender Arena)
4/8: Norfolk, Va. (Boathouse)
4/9: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
4/11: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
4/12: Asbury Park, N.J. (Convention Hall)