P.O.D., Papa Roach Talk Rock Allegiance Tour: ‘The Guys Have Fire’

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P.O.D. frontman: ‘We have a lot of energy’

The 2011 Rock Allegiance Tour kicks off Wednesday in Grand Prairie, Texas, and the bill packs a solid rock line-up that includes co-headliners Papa Roach and Buckcherry, as well as Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., RED, Crossfade and Drive A.

At under $30 a ticket, the tour is one of the best values of the year for touring rock festivals. Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix says the low ticket price was a priority for festival planners.

“For fans that are coming out to the show, I tell them to come out early, because it’s going to be awesome, and stoke in all the music,” Shaddix told Audio Ink Radio. “Plus, the cost for tickets on this tour is great. We’re trying to keep it to around 25 bucks.  You get a great bang for your buck on this one, and it’s choc full of rock ‘n’ roll hits.”

P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval is stoked for Rock Allegiance– especially since this is the Christian rap-rock band’s first full U.S. tour in years.

“I think I’m most excited about getting out again,” Sandoval said. “We’ve been out of the loop for a few years now, and we took that little hiatus to get recharged, so haven’t done a U.S. in tour forever. We’ve done a lot of international stuff. So to get out there with bands with will be a lot of fun. We’re excited to play. We have a lot of energy. I know the guys have fire in them.”

Check out Audio Ink Radio’s recent review of P.O.D.’s new track, “On Fire,” on the reviews page. The band is currently working on a new album with producer Howard Benson (Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman), and they’re gunning for a spring 2012 release.

Tickets for Rock Allegiance are available from Ticketmaster, with links to purchase individual dates available on the tour section of the festival’s website.