Hard rock hitmakers Papa Roach have made the sizable donation of $150,000.00 dollars to the non-profit organization, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The band presented the check during their final set on the “The Revolutions Live Tour” supporting the likes of Shinedown along with Spiritbox during the Denver, CO. tour stop. The incredibly successful run saw more than 250,000 attendees spanning the trek's 30-date stretch.
During each night of the tour, the band performed their emotive single, "Leave A Light On" featured on their hailed 2022 full length, Ego Trip. The response from the fans nightly compelled the band to give added purpose to the track, making it an anthem for mental health advocacy in a very real way.
In addition to the initial donation made by the band, Papa Roach is now re-naming the track “Leave A Light On (Talk Away The Dark)” and are pledging a royalties from the song's use in perpetuity to be donated directly to the AFSP
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.” shared 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.”
Along with the announcement, Papa Roach has revealed an incredible live shot music video for the refreshed track captured during the band's most recent touring stint. The footage showcases the kind of command the track has coupled with a powerful performance by Shaddix at the helm.
"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.”
Watch the poignant public service announcement below that reiterates the reality of suicide in America and how the folks at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are working to break down the stigma associated with maintaining mental health and wellness.