May 3 will now be known as “Papa Roach Day” in Vacaville.
The multi-platinum rock band based 35 miles from Sacramento was honored by Mayor Len Augustine on Wednesday, when the group’s members were in their hometown for a dedication ceremony at a children’s museum.
“A lot of people go on to success and forget where they came from, not Papa Roach,” Augustine told The Reporter.
Formed in 1993, Papa Roach first found big-time success with the 2000 release of the album “Infest,” which featured the hit single “Last Resort” and went triple platinum.
Papa Roach – consisting of lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Tony Palermo – has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. The band is scheduled to release its ninth studio album later this month.