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Papa Roach was forced to cancel its appearance on Tuesday night (August 21st) at the Grand Rapids, Michigan stop of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival, due to singer Jacoby Shaddix's ongoing vocal issues. Unconfirmed reports claimed that the band did not perform at Wednesday's (August 22nd) scheduled stop in Chicago either, and that Papa Roach has left the tour completely so that Shaddix can undergo vocal surgery.
According to Blabbermouth, the news of Tuesday's cancellation was revealed on Twitter by tourmates and second stage headliners P.O.D., who were asked to move up to the main stage and fill in for the absent Papa Roach. The band tweeted, "Headed to Grand Rapids. Papa Roach dropped off today's show so we're covering their slot last minute. Prayers 4 Jacoby to heal his vocals."
Papa Roach has yet to comment on the Grand Rapids concert cancellation, the rest of the tour or Shaddix's condition.
Shaddix admitted last month that he had been suffering from vocal problems, saying in an interview that he had a node forming on his vocal cord and that he had been to a throat specialist.
He told Loudwire earlier this month, shortly before the start of the Uproar tour, "I think I'll be all right. I've got a speech and vocal therapist at the current time to learn how to sing through this and work through this and take care of myself."
The Uproar Festival, which also features Shinedown, Staind, P.O.D., Redlight King, Adelitas Way and others, next stops in Holmdel, New Jersey on Friday (August 24th).
Papa Roach's new studio set, The Connection, is due out on October 2nd. First single "Still Swingin'" arrived late last month.