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PAPA ROACH Makes $150,000 Donation To American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

"This issue doesn't affect one of us, or a few of us, it affects all of us"

(L/R: Tobin Esperance, Zach Myers (Shinedown), Michael Barber (AFSP), Jacoby Shaddix, Courtney LaPlante (Spiritbox),Haley Barber (AFSP), Tony Palermo, Charlie Goldstone (Frank Productions / Live Nation Touring), Jerry Horton, Anthony Esperance)

Papa Roach announced today that they have made a $150,000 donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) “Talk Away The Dark Campaign” which was presented at the finale performance of “The Revolutions Live Tour” alongside touring partners Shinedown and Spiritbox and tour promoter Live Nation in Denver, CO.

The tour, which performed to over 250,000 attendees at 30 shows, saw the debut live performance of the song “Leave A Light On”, which was preceded by an emotional PSA delivered by frontman Jacoby Shaddix, who pledged a donation on behalf of each city’s attendees, culminating in the $150,000 donation.

"We all have a role in preventing suicide and supporting each another’s mental health. Music has always been a powerful way to spread these messages. That's why we are so thankful to Papa Roach for making mental health messages a priority throughout their career and most recently with “Leave a Light On” and renaming it after our campaign Talk Away The Dark," said AFSP CEO Bob Gebbia. “And their generous donation will support AFSP's public education, programs for survivors of loss, research, and advocacy work, that is essential to saving lives.”

Papa Roach  were so moved by the emotive response each night of the tour and the work done by the AFSP, that they have officially re-named the song “Leave A Light On (Talk Away The Dark)” and pledged a perpetual royalty from the song’s use, to be donated directly to the AFSP to continue their mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide long after the “Revolutions Live Tour.” The re-named single will officially be released on October 31, 2023.

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