Papa Roach Takes A Stand: Artist Against Hunger & Poverty Program
New York, NY - Multi-platinum, Grammy nominated Papa Roach joined Bruce Springsteen, Crosby Stills & Nash, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, O.A.R and many others as part of WHY’s Artist Against Hunger & Poverty program.
PapaRoachpartnered with WHY (World Hunger Year) to raise funds and awareness for organizations who are working towards finding answers for hunger, poverty and homelessness. Led by frontman Jacoby Shaddix, who revealed earlier this year that he was homeless as a child, the band are currently on the road, on a co-headling tour with Jet to support their fifth studio album, Metamorphosis (debut at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart, earlier this year), which addresses many of the current social and economic themes prevalent today.
The band’s partnership with WHY will feature an auction in their tour markets where fans bid (www.paparoach.com) on an exclusive experience including an interview with the band, side-stage tickets, soundcheck access and much more – with all proceeds going to WHY.
To support their effortsto raising money, Papa Roach gave a shout-out from the stage at New York’s Nokia Theater during their Thursday Nov 12th show, encouraging fans to go out to the WHY table to make donations in return for a chance to win signed merch by the band.
In addition, the band will build awareness from the stage and visit local food banks and homeless shelters to lend their support. “We’re proud to work with World Hunger Year to help those in need.” Says frontman Jacoby Shaddix “We’ve been fortunate enough to have a voice and we want to use it by giving back. We encourage everyone to help out their local communities.”
It’s nice to see artists finding a proactive way to give back.