Papa Roach, Rockzilla Tour Nearly Blows The Roof Off Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo
I knew it was gonna be a good night, when Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" was played between sets, and the ENTIRE CROWD sang at the top of their lungs. But I was not prepared for the smoke that the Rockzilla Tour - Escape the Fate, Hollywood Undead, Falling in Reverse, and Papa Roach - were about to give us!
I'm seriously amazed there's still a roof on the Wings Event Center, as I'm pretty sure it was tested to its capacity for being blown straight off Tuesday night.
It was an incredible night, and a near-sell-out crowd on a Tuesday in Kalamazoo. That should be an indicator as to how dedicated this town, and its people, are to live music.
The Rockzilla Tour is now in its second leg, and rolled through Kalamazoo with big buzz around it. Falling in Reverse had just released their new song "Watch the World Burn" a few weeks ago, and Papa Roach had a remix of their song "Swerve" with the guys in Hollywood Undead. So naturally, the guys from the band came on stage and performed it with Jacoby.
From the beginning, Escape the Fate did a great job warming people up, Hollywood Undead turned the place into a party, and NEARLY got a 9-year-old Caleb to say (probably) his first curse words.
But the highlight of the night was by far Falling in Reverse and Papa Roach. Ronnie Radke knows how to light up a room as if it were full of black powder, and he lit the fuse.
I'm amazed people made it to Papa Roach still with enough voice to sing along, but nonetheless, they did, and Jacoby proved why he is still one of the best frontmen in Rock and Roll, strolling through the crowd early on in the set.
If you were in the room, you know how special it was, and you can relive those moments with the gallery below. If you WEREN'T there, well, live vicariously through our photo gallery below!