Papa Roach Team Up with Make-A-Wish This Week
PAPA ROACH has teamed up with Make-A-Wish to make a wish come true for teenage cancer patient. This resilient teenager is named Mark and he has always wished to record an EP with his band, BREAKING BOUNDARYZ, and showcase for a record label.
When Mark was diagnosed with a brain tumor he thought he might never have the chance to live out his dreams. But now, with the help of Papa Roach, Mark will be granted an incredible, multi-day wish experience - they will make a Rock Star out of him. The wish is to be fulfilled in New York City on October 23-25th with Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, following every step. This special segment chronicling Mark's journey with Papa Roach will air on Fuse News Tuesday, November 26th.
Wednesday, October 23
Mark and his family and bandmates arrive in New York City, have dinner with Papa Roach, followed by VIP backstage access at the band's show that night in Sayreville, NJ
Thursday, October 24
Mark and Breaking Boundaryz record in the studio with PAPA ROACH
Friday, October 25
Mark and Breaking Boundaryz visit PAPA ROACH's label, Eleven Seven Music and get an insider's look at the business. Later that day, Mark and his band will perform for the Eleven Seven staff and BMG staff at the BMG offices
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.
More on Papa Roach:
Papa Roach released their sixth full-length studio album (second for label home Eleven Seven Music), The Connection in October of 2012. The album was produced by rock veteran James Michael (Sixx:A.M., Halestorm) and John Feldmann (Panic at the Disco, The Used, Escape the Fate) and has been receiving critical praise across the board. Revolver declared the album, "a fist-pumping return to form..." The Connection is just the next in line of a long string of successful releases. Papa Roach has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The band boasts two Grammy nominations, an MTV VMA nomination, as well as eleven Top 10 rock hits, seven Top 10 alternative hits and can claim the Most Played Alternative Song of the Decade (BDS) with their breakthrough single "Last Resort." Known for their electrifying and explosive live shows, Papa Roach has become the common denominator for some of the most successful rock tours in recent years.
About Eleven Seven Music:
Eleven Seven Music, the cornerstone of the Eleven Seven Music Group, has been named Rock Label of the Year by both FMQB (2008) and Billboard (2010) as well as Mediabase's #1 Independent Rock label. Driven by a core group of thought leaders, the independent mini-major has in-house marketing, promotion, publicity, digital media, International, sales, tour marketing, production, video promotion, creative services, business management, web design, advertising, development and other services to support every release. Since the label's inception in January 2006, Eleven Seven Music has become a leader in rock, taking hold on a good portion of the rock charts with top releases including the #1 rock album from Motley Crüe, the Top 10 debut of Sixx:A.M.'s sophomore effort This Is Going Hurt, Buckcherry's Platinum and Grammy-nominated 15 and Drowning Pool's self titled #5 Independent disc. The label dominated the iTunes 2008 and 2009 Critics and Sales Charts appearing at the top of most of the rock categories. Even more recently, Eleven Seven Music has been responsible for the Top 5 rock album by Papa Roach (The Connection), and the #1 iTunes rock album by Escape the Fate (Ungrateful). As part of the label's innovative tactics, 2013 saw the first branded Eleven Seven Music tour, supported by partners Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, and Pandora.
About Downtown Music Studios:
Downtown Music Studios is a world class recording studio facility located in New York's Soho neighborhood. Owned and operated by Downtown Music, the facility has hosted many of the music business's top artists, writers, and producers. The studio brings together modern and vintage gear, state of the art design and uncompromising client service for an unequaled recording experience. Studio A, considered one of the city's great tracking rooms, features a historic 48 channel API recording console. Studio B, a writing/mix space equipped with a flawless vintage Neve 8014 console is considered to be one of the most comfortable and creative spaces in New York. The studios have hosted clients that include Adele, Maroon 5, and Sting just to name a few. Copyright © 2013 Eleven Seven, Five Seven, All rights reserved.