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Papa Roach + The Used Auckland Show Announced

Papa Roach + The Used Auckland Show Announced

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 22nd February, 2023 10:32AM

Due to red hot demand, Papa Roach and The Used are bringing their double headline Cut My Life Into Pieces Tour to New Zealand, following last month's announcement of Australian dates. There'll be no more wailing and gnashing of teeth for local FOMO-fevered fans, as both heavy rocking US groups have leapt into action, organising their own self promoted Aotearoa show happening at Auckland's Eventfinda Stadium on 18th April, with special guests to be revealed.

Riding a wave of chart-topping success for their new album Ego Trip, Papa Roach's high decibel career spans nearly three decades — arising from Vacaville, California in the early '90s to unleash such massively popular long players as Infest (2000), Lovehatetragedy (2002) and Getting Away with Murder (2004). Still fronted by founding members Jacoby Shaddix and Jerry Horton with Tobin Esperance (who joined in 1996) and drummer Tony Palermo, Papa Roach are heading our way touring their 11th studio opus Ego Trip.

Utah heavy-hitters The Used will be arriving on our shores just ahead of the launch of their ninth studio album Toxic Positivity, and will no doubt be treating local fans a sneak preview. Formed back in 2001 and straddling sonic realms of post-hardcore, punk, screamo, hard rock, and heavy metal (cannily summed up by the band as "gross pop"), key album releases from the prolific crew include In Love and Death (2004), Lies for the Liars (2007),  Artwork (2008) and Vulnerable (2010). Don't miss this one-off opportunity to experience both veteran groups performing together live in the super city this autumn, brought to you by The Rock — grip the details here...

Venue update: This show has moved to Trusts Arena, as EventFinda Stadium is currently undergoing repairs due to the impact of late January’s floods...

with guests Villainy

Tuesday 18th April - Trusts Arena, Auckland [new venue]

Tickets on sale via (venue change — your EventFinda ticket automatically grants you entry to the show)

Check out the video for Papa Roach's anthemic 'Cut The Line' from their new album Ego Trip...

Here's The Used's new single 'People Are Vomit' from their forthcoming album Toxic Positivity...

Press release:

New Zealand rock fans witnessed Australian’s go bonkers on the announcement of the mind blowing double headed monster of a tour called the “Cut My Life Into Pieces Tour” that was announced last month!

Fans immediately started flooding the band's socials demanding a show in NZ so the Influential rock icons took notice. Having seen the excitement PAPA ROACH & THE USED took matters into their own hands and decided to put on their own self promoted show and thus they are thrilled to announce that they will land in Auckland on April 18 at EventFinda Stadium with Special Guests.

PAPA ROACH, the Californian natives, have spent more than 20 years creating one of the most diverse and fearless discographies in hard rock music.

The platinum-selling alternative hard rock band has accomplished an extraordinary volume of accolades in their career with 11 #1 and 22 Top-5 hits. In 2020, the band celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their iconic album, INFEST, which was streamed globally from their home recording studio in Sacramento during quarantine.

Their current new album “EGO TRIP”, released last year, has spawned two #1’s in America and is the band’s boldest and most brilliant release to date. “Papa Roach are not only still with us, but they’re an infinitely more challenging, diverse and simply better band than the one that recorded breakthrough album Infest. New offering Ego Trip rips up any semblance of a rule book, rapping it up and rocking it out with the fervour of any of music’s bright young things.” declared Kerrang!.

For over 20 years, THE USED have released a collection of albums that have shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. Painful and perverse, intimate and obnoxious, aggressively heavy and irresistibly catchy, confusingly profound and primitively pedestrian – THE USED transform songs into anthems.

Their impressive catalogue has seen them rack up over 165 million views on YouTube, ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and four Top 10 Debuts on the Billboard 200. They reunited with long-time producer John Feldmann (Panic! At The Disco, blink-182) on their eighth studio album, Heartwork which includes guest appearances by Jason Aalon Butler (Fever 333), Mark Hoppus (blink-182), Travis Barker (blink-182) and Caleb Shomo (Beartooth).

Known for their high energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock creating the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.

Line ups like this don’t come around often so grab your ticket fast. Catch PAPA ROACH + THE USED live, in action, when they bring their explosive and high energy show to Auckland.


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Papa Roach and The Used
Tue 18th Apr 5:00pm
Trusts Arena, Auckland