Photos: Papa Roach @ The Pageant

After Papa Roach's killer performance last year at the Scottrade Center supporting Breaking Benjamin, I was psyched to hear that they were coming back to the Pageant.

With killer lights, rockstar moves from frontman Jacoby Shaddix and guitar hero antics from Jerry Horton, there's a lot to like about PR's show. The only question for me before this show was, how would the band's show translate to the club from the arena?

Photographer's Notes:

This show was chaos. Before the band came, there was a huge amount of haze being pumped out over the stage, which was followed by intense backlighting on their entrance.

Overall, Papa Roach shows are characterized by huge energy, with almost nonstop movement from singer Jacoby Shaddix. This makes for hugely dynamic photos if you can catch him, and hair-pulling frustration if you can't.

Cameras Used:

Lenses Used:

This show was about 90% midrange zoom territory – I rocked the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 for almost every shot in this gallery.

Want to compare this set to Papa Roach's 2009 tour? Click through here for the full gallery:

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My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.


Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.


Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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