Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix, once again had to go under the knife to fix his vocal cords, prompting the band to scrap the rest of its summer tour dates. No stranger to vocal cord surgery, Shaddix had a similar operation in 2012 to remove a nodule on his vocal cords which Shaddix stated in a past interview with Rolling Stone was like having a callus you would get on your hands, but on your vocal cords instead.
Canceled dates due to the surgery include Aug. 11 at the Douglas County Fair in Roseburg, OR; Aug. 19, at Moonstock 2017 in Carterville, IL and Aug. 25 at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, AK. Fans who hold tickets for those events are instructed to contact their local ticketing company. Papa Roach hopes to return for their overseas run, and continue to tour in support of the band’s ninth studio album, Crooked Teeth, on Sept. 9, at The Circus, in Helsinki, Finland.
Papa Roach posted the following statement on social media:
It is with a heavy heart that we are forced to cancel our upcoming shows in the Oregon, Illinois and Alaska this month due to the need for Jacoby Shaddix to have immediate vocal cord surgery and rest.
This week, Jacoby was advised by his doctors and vocal specialists to have surgery on his vocal cord and to give his vocal muscles enough time to heal before Papa Roach resumes their current touring schedule in September. Jacoby had a similar surgery about five years ago.
Fortunately, the diagnosis was made early and full recovery should be soon. The vocal cords are a muscle and like any athlete, muscles can get injured in the course of their profession and we appreciate your understanding this diagnosis.
We wish to thank all of our fans in advance for your prayers and good wishes. We know some of you had travel plans and we will return next year to perform for you.
Please contact your local ticketing company for more information on the following shows.
Jacoby, Tobin, Jerry, Tony, & Team Papa Roach