October 31

Papa Roach Donates $150k to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


PAPA ROACHDONATES $150,000 TOAMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION Announce Additional Donation in perpetuity of royalties to “Leave A Light On (Talk Away The Dark)”
(left to right: 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)
Official Music Video Out NowWATCH HERE
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 23, 2023 – Rock legends 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. Watch the PSA now here.
“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.” The band 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.
“This issue doesn’t just affect one of us, or a few of us, it affects all of us.” says Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix. “We’re proud to work alongside the AFSP to support their mission to bring hope to those affected by suicide, and proud that this song – which has been special to us since it was first written – can play a part in bringing a little more light to an incredibly important topic.” Papa Roach also released an official music video of “Leave a Light On (Talk Away The Dark)” today, here. The connection between the message of the song and the cause is undeniably evident. This impactful initiative teaches you the warning signs for suicide, and how to have a conversation that could save a life — whether it’s someone else’s or your own. Help is available — Talking, is the first step to preventing suicide. 
ABOUT PAPA ROACHPapa Roach are two-time GRAMMY-nominated, Platinum-selling leaders in Alternative Hard Rock music, who in 2020 celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their iconic album INFEST. Papa Roach are not unfamiliar with calling attention to Mental Health, and have been doing so since day 1 with the iconic release of “Last Resort.” Since then, the band has gone on to create 10 studio albums, along their most recent Ego Trip on their own label New Noize Records. Ego Trip has garnered over 260 million global streams to date, and has produced three #1 singles bringing the band’s total to 26 career Top-10 hits, and 11 career #1s. 23 years into their career, the band continue to have global success.
Visit / Follow / Subscribe:Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | TikTok| Spotify ABOUT AFSPThe American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through public education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, with a public policy office in Washington, DC, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico, with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.