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Papa Roach honored in hometown of Vacaville

Jerry Horton, Tobin Esperance, Jacoby Shaddix and Tony Palermo of Papa Roach attend the Journeys AP Music Awards on July 18, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. The Vacaville-based rock band was honored in their hometown Wednesday.
Jerry Horton, Tobin Esperance, Jacoby Shaddix and Tony Palermo of Papa Roach attend the Journeys AP Music Awards on July 18, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. The Vacaville-based rock band was honored in their hometown Wednesday. Invision

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.

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