Papa Roach are set to perform their legendary album Infest in full at a livestream gig next week.
The band have been no strangers to livestreaming during lockdown, previously hosting Infest In Conversation back in April. The livestream celebrated the 20th anniversary of Infest, where almost 2 million viewers of the band chatting while sharing a range of rare videos and photos.
Now, they’re treating fans to something even more special. Infest In Studio will be a fully high-definition live broadcast from Sacramento.
— Papa Roach (@paparoach) June 12, 2020
“We couldn’t take not performing any longer,” frontman Jacoby Shaddix said in a statement. “Having performed the Infest album in full as a surprise one time before, we decided to open this infestation to every living-room in the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary with us!”
The band have only played Infest in full once before, at a 2015 gig at London’s Roundhouse for the album’s 15th anniversary.
Bassist Tobin Esperance added: “You’ll probably want to move your furniture around a little bit. We’ve all got to get some of that quarantine energy out of our system. We’ll also have our brother Jerry Horton back from his injury so watch out!”
Aussie fans will need to get up bright and early if they want to catch the show. It takes place Saturday, June 20th at 2pm PST (Sunday, June 21st at 7am AEST), and tickets are available here.
Outside of Infest celebrations, Papa Roach have been working on new material. In an interview last month, Shaddix said the new songs are sounding “heavy and nuts“.
“We’re gonna be in the studio, I think, probably in July, August time cutting the new record and finishing up an album before September, I would think,” he said. “And later on in the year, we’re gonna be dropping a new track. We’ve got a new record coming at the top of 2021.”